Alabama Public Radio averted canceling big-name national shows by raising $20,000 in an emergency fund drive, reports the Associated Press.
NPR presents the first public demonstration of its Tomorrow Radio project at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The digital technology will allow radio broadcasters to transmit two separate channels on one frequency.
Milwaukee Public Schools is negotiating a contract with local group Radio for Milwaukee to run its public radio station, WYMS-FM.
“I want to use this show … to introduce Americans to each other,” says Tavis Smiley of his public TV show, debuting this week on more than 100 stations. [Show’s website.]
Conflict with General Manager Steve Spencer and other tensions prompted at least five employees to leave WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in recent years, reports the Yellow Springs News.
Samuel Freedman in USA Today lauds the radio documentary form, “a rebellion against the numbing conformity of commercial radio” and a style that he says is enjoying its heyday.
WFPK-FM in Louisville, Ky., might alter its plans to cut back on weekday jazz programming, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. The station angered jazz fans last month when it announced the changes. The station says it’s cutting jazz to make room … Continue reading