Feb 25, 2008

Brandon: No useful data from venting listeners

"You know, this is not a forum that gives us usable research," WYPR President Tony Brandon says in a Baltimore Sun column on the Feb. 20 community meeting that drew some 300 supporters of fired host Marc Steiner. Brandon sat "at the front of the auditorium, with his back to the crowd, and didn't speak during the meeting," the Sun reported. The new mid-day show hosted by Steiner's replacement, former Sun columnist Dan Rodricks, debuts today at noon.

More responses to "Is PBS Still Necessary?"

PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler, the NewsHour's Jim Lehrer and NewsHour viewers respond to the recent New York Times column, "Is PBS Still Necessary?" Lehrer tells the New York Observer: "I read that and I said, my god, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. I don't know where he got his position. But it wasn't based on any reporting."

Musical flair of two NY pubradio stations

The New York Times reports on what two local stations have done and are doing (here and here) to keep music alive on pubradio.