Dec 13, 2006

Rieu tour rakes in moolah for PBS stations

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports on the money-making prowess of telegenic Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, whose current U.S. tour is being co-sponsored by many PBS stations.

WDET-FM manager resigns - 12/12/06 - The Detroit News Online

Michael Coleman has resigned as g.m. of WDET-FM in Detroit after a year and a half in the job, reports the Detroit News. "I was hired to do a specific job and we changed the format, restored balance to programming, brought the roots music programs back and increased audience numbers substantially," Coleman said. "I'm looking forward to the next great adventure."

Lubinsky spins nostalgia for Sirius listeners

T.J. Lubinsky, producer of PBS's Doo Wop pledge specials, will spin vinyl and take listener requests on Doo Wop Gold, a weekly show debuting on Sirius Satellite Radio tonight, reports the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Producer 'pulls the plug' on "Inside Albany"

AP reports that Inside Albany, a public affairs series broadcast by New York public TV stations since 1975, will shut down production on Dec. 31. "The frustration of not being able to cover more stories and the strain of running a business while running after news has caused us to decide to end Inside Albany’s long run," the producers said in a statement.