Feb 12, 2007

Giovannoni shares credit for Grammy-winning album

David Giovannoni, an influential audience researcher in the world of public radio, shares credit for an album that won a Grammy last night. Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1891-1922 took the award in the Historical Album category. Giovannoni served as production consultant and contributed album notes, technical assistance and records from his collection. (Via RadioSutton.)

Technology360: Trusted Space interviews

"We must as an industry stop thinking within radio and television silos," writes Dennis Haarsager on his blog. "It's a distinction that is important to us, but is totally unimportant to our listeners and viewers in an on-demand world. But NPR isn't chartered to worry about television, PBS isn't chartered to worry about radio, and decades of bad blood makes it difficult to build a unified future. We need to get over it and we may need a new institution to do it. Separate systems won't work."

New Republic: Why does the Beeb do it better?

A New Republic blogger reviews two BBC radio shows and asks, "Why are there so many excellent program(me)s on BBC Radio 4 with no American counterpart?"