Jun 13, 2006

PBS hires KQED's John Boland

John Boland, executive v.p. of San Francisco's KQED-TV/FM, will join PBS in September as chief content officer. His hiring, announced at today's PBS Board meeting, is the first change to PBS's executive ranks since President Paula Kerger signed on in March.

Mermigas column on PBS

"New-media's consumer-supported business model is not much different from public broadcasting's long-standing membership pledges and corporate sponsorships," observes media writer Diane Mermigas in a column examining the challenges ahead for PBS.