May 12, 2004

Bob Edwards tells the Seattle Post-Intelligencer his next book might be an autobiography. "The audience is writing it for me," he says. "You should see the e-mails."
Native producer Peggy Berryhill discussed new media's effect on Native stations and many other topics in a recent chat on AIR's website.
In a May 11 ruling, the D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC's point system for resolving mutually exclusive noncommercial applications, rebuffing challenges from the American Family Association and Jefferson Public Radio. (PDF.) The decision removes a major obstacle to the FCC's acceptance of new applications for reserved spectrum.
CPB gave more than $2.3 million in grants to 29 public radio stations to help them convert to digital broadcasting.
NPR's Anne Garrels received CPB's 2004 Edward R. Murrow Award this week, the most prestigious honor in public radio.
Bill O'Reilly reportedly is barring Fresh Air from relicensing segments of his much-discussed appearance on the show.
A McSweeney's writer recasts Bob Edwards' book tour as a Grateful Dead experience: "With the NPR tours, it's like, I can't even express it, it's just too big, spiritually, and nobody else understands. Unless you're on tour you can't understand."