The Boston Phoenix profiles Christopher Lydon as he prepares to launch his new public radio show, The Whole Wide World. (Via MediaNews.)
“At first, he glanced at the tube only occasionally while doing homework. Then Mamie Till Mobley began describing the condition of her son’s body after it was pulled from the Tallahatchie River near Money, Miss.” A Washington Post columnist describes … Continue reading
The South Bend Tribune previews Shades of Gray, an hourlong documentary on abortion airing this month on public radio stations. Lee Burdorf, p.d. at South Bend’s WVPE-FM, calls it “one of the best radio productions I’ve heard in my life.”
An angry WTTW staff confronted President Dan Schmidt about the company-owned Lexus he drives in the wake of last week’s layoffs of 16 colleagues, reports the Chicago Reader (second item).
“A clear sign that Armageddon is near: The ballroom, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, was easily twice as full for [WB reality show featuring washed-up celebs] “Surreal Life” as for “Becoming American” on PBS with Bill Moyers.” So writes the … Continue reading
Tampa’s WUSF-FM plans to convert to digital broadcasting within the next few weeks, making it one of the first public radio stations to go digital. In other digital radio news, NPR is teaming up with Harris and Kenwood to test … Continue reading
Listeners may have booed NPR’s recent comedy miniseries on Morning Edition, but On the Media‘s extended parody of pubradio drew an “overwhelmingly positive” reaction, at least according to hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield. The Jan. 2 parody needles lefty … Continue reading