Apr 30, 2010

After half a century, WNED's Daly retiring from broadcasting

Dick Daly, senior consultant at Buffalo's WNED, is retiring after more than 50 years in broadcasting, the station has announced. Daly has been with WNED since 1987, when he was hired as radio veep, overseeing classical music station WNED-FM and news station WEBR-AM (later WNED-AM). In 1993 he became senior v.p. of broadcasting, which put television operations under his guidance. Daly’s broadcasting career began in 1957 in Minnesota as a reporter, news director, and news editor. In 1967, he was an accredited correspondent reporting on the Vietnam War for NBC affiliate WDSM in Duluth, Minn. Daly moved to Minnesota Public Radio in 1973. There "he was critical in the development of a nationally known news operation and statewide network," the station said.

Big FCC/pubcasting meeting today

Don't forget about today's important FCC meeting to discuss "Public and Other Noncommercial Media in the Digital Era." It will be streamed live here from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Panels include: "A 1967 Moment … A Vision for Public Media," "Varieties of Public and Noncommercial Media," "Purposes of Public and Noncommercial Media," "New Platforms, Approaches and Structures," "New Strategies for Supporting Public and Noncommercial Media" and "Communications and Regulatory Policy."

Dancing with the (pubcasting) star

Louisiana Public Broadcasting President Beth Courtney takes to the stage to show off her dancing prowess on May 8 as the Big Buddy Program sponsors its fourth annual “Dancing With the Stars Baton Rouge" fundraiser, reports Audience members can bid to dance with Courtney and other local celebrities, as well as Elena Grinenko and Fabian Sanchez, who have appeared on the hit TV show Dancing With the Stars.