Jan 4, 2006

Broadcast technicians represented by NABET Local 31 voted to reject "best and final" contract proposals offered separately by PBS and NPR. To pressure PBS to reconsider its offer, the union plans to appeal to workers to withhold their donations to PBS stations, according to the Washington Times.
By the end of 2006, WGBH aims to raise $40 million for its new headquarters under construction in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, according to its website. Included is a $10 million endowment to cover operating costs of a planned event hall, a 200-seat theater and other new spaces. Also online: a live webcam showing construction, architect's renderings and the plan's eco-friendliness. [Earlier Current article.]
Public Radio International named Alisa Miller its new president. Miller formerly served as senior v.p. of PRI's content wing and joined the corporation in 2001.