Jun 1, 2007

1452 pubradio wannabes want your vote

Don't miss your chance to vote in the first round of Public Radio Talent Quest, an online search for new on-air hosts. Voting closes tomorrow, June 2.

Tribune columnist says KPCW exec's salary doesn't jive with station's mission

Non-profit leaders in Salt Lake City, including KPCW-FM founder Blair Feulner, have "figured out a way to get rich running companies that don't make money," writes Salt Lake Tribune columnist Rebecca Walsh. "The United Way scandal it's not. But it's similar." In 2005, Feulner was paid nearly $180,000 while the station ran a $600,000 deficit and its "low-wage journalists . . . [begged] for listener donations" twice a year.

Mini-newscast on mini-screen

Deutsche Welle, Germany's overeseas broadcaster, now offers "DW-TV News" one-minute hourly newscasts for cellphones in English or German, the Association for International Broadcasting reports. It offered phonecast updates on World Cup soccer in 30 languages. Click for DW's download or streamed video. Some U.S. pubcasters are reaching toward mobile audiences, Current found last year.