For eons now I have been tempting listeners with promises of a shiny and improved Here & Now website. My initial post bemoaned the show logo itself, a flawed, convex monstrosity, sprinkled with what for all the world looked liked expletives plucked from cartoon bubbles (an unfortunate resemblance not unnoticed by a certain public radio host who shall remain nameless).
It really had to go. And with it the rest of the facade itself, and of course the entire arthritic scotch tape and paper clip scaffolding holding up the entire thing.
The folks at Here & Now, a dedicated nose-to-the-grindstone bunch of public radio servants, deserve far better.
And they are getting it. Oh so very shortly.
As an exclusive to those few who read this blog, I present the new site. And like On Point before it, the bones are WordPress. Don’t let the gaping content holes panic you. We aren’t yet finished. The official launch isn’t likely until the other side of the new year.
Also, I was naturally delighted to see that Paul Levy, Beth Israel’s CEO and recent Here & Now guest, took me up on my challenge to embed 90.9 audio in his blog. Still looking for more trailblazers like Paul or Michael Goldberg.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you require my help.