Jun 27, 2006

Digital Distribution Consortium for pubradio convenes

Todd Mundt writes that stakeholders in public radio have formed a Digital Distribution Consortium to map a shared digital infrastructure for the system. "Ultimately, we sense something bigger still — the opportunity to create new models for how networks, big stations, small stations and independent producers can relate to each other. That one piece alone could change everything," say the consortium's charter and principles. "Our effort, today and tomorrow, is to describe the services we want to create or enable — the 'it' that we're aiming for," writes Mundt in another post. UPDATE: The consortium now has a public wiki. (Earlier coverage in Current.)

KOOP rebuilds

KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, is building new studios after two fires destroyed the community station's old home and knocked it off the air earlier this year, reports News 8 Austin.