Mar 2, 2004

Seattle's KEXP-FM will program KBTC-FM in nearby Tacoma, Wash., the stations announced today. Public Radio Capital purchased the station from Bates Technical College for $5 million. (Coverage in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Denver Business Journal.)
Alistair Cooke, 95, has filed his last Letter from America and was absent from the BBC broadcast last week because of illness, the Observer reported. He had reported from the States to BBC listeners for 58 years. Via Pubradio.
The marriage of Christopher Lydon and Minnesota Public Radio "sounds like a natural union," says the Pioneer Press, but the two are still sizing each other up as Lydon sub-hosts for the network's Midmorning. (Via Romenesko.)