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News/Talking about the Wrong Things

Republican soul-searching followed the demographic slam to the gut from younger voters, African Americans, and Hispanics in the election earlier this month. And the reverberations from that punch have resonated through the ranks of News/Talk programmers and talent nationwide. While I can’t be specific about the research I have done in that area (it’s both […]

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Will Kickstarter Disrupt Public Radio?

Kickstarter is one of several crowdsourced funding platforms.  Have a pet project?  Post it there and let the crowd fund it for you (or not). Recently the folks at public radio program developer PRX (friends of mine) have been experimenting with crowdsourcing development funds for some of their programs, including the third season of a […]

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Maybe News doesn’t work on FM?

So another News option vanishes from the dial in NY and Chicago. Does this mean “News doesn’t work on FM?” Of course not. It just means these stations in these specific formats executing what they did didn’t work well enough in these markets at this time. Perhaps these markets are just too news-soaked to reward […]

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