Aug 11, 2006

"Satellite Sisters," graduates of pubradio, get recognition

The Dolan sisters' Satellite Sisters, which began as a national pubradio show produced by WNYC, has been nominated as a finalist for Network Syndicated Personality of the Year in the NAB Marconi Radio Awards. Marconi winners will be announced Sept. 21. Satellite Sisters airs six days a week, three hours a day. During the show's two-season pubradio run, its carriage peaked at 70 stations and then declined. The show won two American Women in Radio & Television Awards this spring.

Dorothy Ray Healey, 91; 'The Red Queen' Was Leader in American Communist Party

Dorothy Ray Healey, a longtime Communist activist and Pacifica Radio host, died Aug. 6 at the age of 91, reports the Washington Post.

NPR host proves what falls down can pop back up

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer profiles NPR's Luke Burbank, a 30-year-old National Desk reporter and fill-in host for Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! When Burbank was interviewed for an NPR gig, writes Susan Paynter, "he watched himself take off his suit jacket, roll up his sleeve, and show the man the queen and ace of hearts tattoos on his arm, thinking all the while, 'Why am I doing this?'"