Jan 16, 2007

Sound of Young America gets props

Comedian Patton Oswalt, who stars on CBS's King of Queens, told USA Weekend that public radio's The Sound of Young America ranks among his favorite podcasts. Host Jesse Thorn "knows how to interview comedians and gives them endless opportunities to be funny," Oswalt said. "That's a skill."

Iowa Public Radio restores On Point

Complaints from listeners have prompted Iowa Public Radio to restore On Point to its weekday news lineup, reports the Des Moines Register. The network had replaced the talk show from WBUR Jan. 1 with The Diane Rehm Show as part of a schedule overhaul. "This was the only issue that really got a wide response from people," said Todd Mundt, director of programming.