Jan 18, 2008

Maassen heads to New Orleans

Paul Maassen, g.m. of WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, is leaving the station to lead WWNO-FM in New Orleans, reports the Dayton Business Journal. Maassen worked at the Ohio station for more than two years. (Via PRPD News for Programmers.)

KUNI tower recovers from ice storm

Iowa Public Radio's KUNI-FM in Cedar Falls is again broadcasting at full power after several weeks of suffering from ice-storm damage. The network's classical KHKE-FM, also in Cedar Falls, remains at low power after sustaining damage in another storm.

CPB backs six Web 2.0 projects

Pubcasters with new backing from CPB will start a music-focused online social network (WFUV, New York), combat the spread of invasive plants (Oregon Public Broadcasting) and build a concert hall in Second Life (WGBH). CPB announced six grants of up to $20,000 each Jan. 17 in the second round of its Public Media Innovation Fund grants.

Rose to become "60 Minutes" regular

PBS's Charlie Rose will contribute reports to CBS's 60 Minutes starting this season, reports the New York Times. Rose had previously appeared on 60 Minutes II until its cancellation in 2005.