Nov 25, 2011

Country music gets its due at White House celebration and on PBS

President and Mrs. Obama hosted an In Performance at the White House this week, paying tribute to country music. Check out the production photos — including performances by Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett and Alison Krauss — on PBS Press Room's flickr stream.

Jacksonville's WJCT in partnership negotiations with University of North Florida

WJCT in Jacksonville, Fla., is in partnership talks with University of North Florida. Dual-licensee WJCT "would remain a community-based public broadcasting station but would work with UNF in a number of ways," reports News 4 in Jacksonville.

"It has yet to be determined how that relationship is going to be formulated," said Michael Boylan, president of WJCT. "There are some financial benefits to having this kind of relationship."

In September WJCT-FM dropped A Prairie Home Companion and two others shows, citing a $500,000 drop in state funding.