Google allows me to indulge my obsessional nature.
I eagerly type “WBUR” into Google every workday morning. And, naturally, I am unable to curb the impulse to click on just about every link the results serve up.
The search behemoth is now a sacred part of my morning ritual, second only to the 9:00 a.m. beeline for the free Joe (one of the big perks here at the station). Calls go unanswered, e-mails pile up in the in-box, and I am habitually tardy to the daily staff meeting.
I am especially eager to catch up on the latest ‘BUR mentions in the blogosphere, and here Google is indispensable to my intelligence-gathering.
So if you suspect someone at the station is reading your blog posts about 90.9, then in all likelihood that someone is me (cue maniacal laughter).
Here are some selections culled from recent searches:
They needed some answers and reassurance as apparently we overlooked the captions.
Rest assured, Radio Sweethearts. It is just an innocuous bit of installation art. And no one was no one injured in its creation.
And I promise I’ll get busy captioning.
It goes without saying that it is always good to see WBUR mentioned in “Pit Bulls in the News.” Yes, you heard me right, that’s “Pit Bulls in the News.”
We have truly arrived.
It was also nice to see Minnesota Public Radio’s Jon Gordon recognize our Twitter initiative. Granted it is a teensy, weensy mention, but you know what they say about beggars:
I’d rather follow people than programs or organizations, but if you feel differently you can follow NPR News, Whad’Ya Know?, WBUR and MPR.
And we do receive our fair share of criticism. To wit: Ed of Ed’s corner of the web:
I’m driving up Route 2 towards Concord, enjoying “Only a Game.” The usual WBUR sponsor bit comes on, but this time instead of Landry and Arcari or the MFA, the nice female radio voice spits out the name of a school of homeopathy! Let me say that again – homeopathy. You have got to be kidding me.
But it was not an “Only A Game underwriter,” but the tortoises featured on the show that garnered Eric on the Road’s attention.
A recent On Point segment received mention in the heady Neurophilosophy blog. It seems that Jill Price can’t, quite literally, forget a thing. Refrain from smarmy wisecracks, as the condition is at times quite debilitating.
Poor Spencer Ante. His prerecorded interview with Bob Oakes keeps getting bumped. Ante is the author of a new book about venture capital pioneer Georges Doriot. Sorry Spencer, we don’t manage the news, the news manages us. But thanks for being such a good sport and for the link from your blog. Least we can do is reciprocate. And, if I am not mistaken, <a href=”http://www