Apr 19, 2006

Several noncommercial broadcasters, including Philadelphia's WHYY and WMMT-FM in Whitesburg, Ky., received 2006 New Voices grants from the University of Maryland's J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism.
Daniel Ash, Chicago Public Radio's v.p. of communications, talks with Chicagoist about the broadcaster's upcoming format changes. "Our aim is to develop a service that is highly localized and a reflection of the Chicago area, which would include music," Ash says. Chicagoist, a local blog, was critical of the changes, as was this opinionator in the Chicago Tribune. But Trib blogger Steve Johnson offered words of praise.