Jun 10, 2002

Public broadcasting is getting more corporate, says the Washington Times.
The proliferation of kids' media and new thinking about how children watch TV have forced Sesame Street to catch up with the times, says a New York Times piece. (Related Current article, 11/19/01.)
The FCC will hold two open meetings June 27 to hear public comment about WFUV-FM's plans to shorten its broadcasting tower to keep it near the New York Botanical Garden. 'FUV and the Garden have been fighting over the tower's location for six years, according to 'FUV's website. Here's the FCC's announcement in PDF, text and Word formats.
The Yiddish Radio Project has started a "Gems from the Yiddish Radio Archive" feature on its website, a 26-week series of classic archived broadcasts. (Current's write-up of the Project, 2/11/02.)
Chicago's WTTW-TV laid off fifteen employees last week, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report. The station faces a $3.4 million shortfall in next year's budget, the story says.
Michigan Radio and Flint's WFUM-TV have merged to become Michigan Public Media. Donovan Reynolds, former Michigan Radio g.m., will lead the operation. Five staffers (four in radio, one in TV) have lost their jobs.
The L. A. Times profiles Eva Georgia, new g.m. of L. A. Pacifica station KPFK.