Nov 18, 2009

Grover stars in first Sesame iPhone app

Sesame Street's Grover now has his own app. And Grover's Number Special is the first official Sesame Street app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes original Sesame video and "encourages visual discrimination, counting and number recognition," according to a Sesame Workshop press release. In it, restaurant waiter Grover catches and counts ingredients to whip up a meal for an impatient customer. Users tip their device back and forth to help Grover catch the foods. "Oh, it is so much fun," Grover said in the release. "Please play my little app--the customer is getting very hungry!" It's $2.99 from from the App Store or iTunes.

WLIU gets four months to find new home

Peconic Public Broadcasting, which recently purchased WLIU pubradio (Current, Oct. 13, 2009; background, Aug. 24) from Long Island University, has won approval for the station to remain in its current studios through March 31, according to the East Hampton Press. The purchase is expected to be finalized in January so the extension provides time to find a permanent location.