Oct 14, 2003

A contributor to describes a recent confrontation with NPR President Kevin Klose over low-power FM. "It almost seems like if [former FCC Chairman Bill] Kennard would have shown him some personal deference, Klose might have swung the other way on the issue," s/he writes. Paul at mediageek provides some additional background and links.
"We need public media more than ever," said Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman at a event in Tucson, Ariz., reports The Tucson Citizen.
"I put myself through the ordeal to get definitive proof of what NPR is," says Bill O'Reilly in The Philadelphia Inquirer of his appearance on NPR's Fresh Air. Letter-writers continue to discuss the interview in the Letters section of Romenesko. Says one: "I'm holding out hope for Mara Liasson . . . [S]he must know how her presence on Fox's air lets O'Reilly, Hannity, et al, keep tarring NPR with the 'far-left' brush."
The first anniversary edition of the Association of Independents in Radio Member Spotlight features all AIR members, tonight at 8 p.m. ET.