Jun 2, 2006 From Bach To Talk

Connecticut Public Radio in Hartford has replaced midday classical music with local and national news and talk programming. Execs tell the Hartford Courant that a 37 percent decline since 2003 in the station's classical music audience prompted the change. "I hope that listeners understand that we're not making a snap decision," says President Jerry Franklin.

PHC film review

The film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion offers "the pleasant addition of [Robert] Altman's trademark layered improv by celebrity actors and the unsettling subtraction of the listener's imagination," writes the Washington Post's Marc Fisher.

Pubradio engineers form association

Public radio engineers are forming their own association, reports Radio World. The Association of Public Radio Engineers will advocate "good engineering practices," develop training programs and organize the annual Public Radio Engineering Conference, among other duties. It will also have a formal relationship with NPR Labs. (More from Radio World.)