Jul 18, 2006

WNYC’s Planned Move Will Finish Its Breakup With the City - New York Times

The New York Times takes note of WNYC's move from its shabby headquarters in the city's Municipal Building to a $45 million space downtown. "In a place where the phones work and the toilets flush, we can focus better on making radio," says President Laura Walker. (Current article from 2004 about WNYC's transition from city control to independence.)

Shearer strikes back

Harry Shearer told Le Show listeners last weekend that Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison canceled his show due to unhappiness with political content, reports the Wisconsin State Journal. Phil Corriveau, WPR's director, admits that it was a "small factor," but adds: "[S]ometimes he tends to ramble on, and it gets kind of boring."