The second part of an infrequent series correcting popular misnomers, misunderstandings, and incorrect impressions concerning public radio.
I want a pledge-free stream! I’d gladly pay a subscription for one.
As would I. Sadly, there are rights issues getting in the way of this. I’ll skip all the gory details (that would involve a lot of “paragraph two, subsection five” kinda stuff). Suffice it to say that the same terrestrial broadcast rights don’t apply the same way digitally.
To wit: The BBC forbade us to stream their Olympics coverage. What a headache that was.
“What studio does The World broadcast out of?”
Heard this question during a station tour last year. The studio can be found at:
- Google Map here.
Look for the killer studio.
NPR = Public Radio
The problem with that equation is it leaves out a whole swath of stations, content providers, and distributors not affiliated with the public broadcasting behemoth, such as PRI, BBC, APM, and small community broadcasters, college stations, et cetera….
The correct equation would include all the above as well as others not listed.
Then there is that whole nagging, sticky issue concerning “public media.”
90.9 Has More Pledge Drives than Ever
Does anyone think we have too few? Actually, they have been pretty consistent the eight-plus years I’ve been at the station. Generally around 4–5 a year.
90.9 Employees are a Mellow Lot, Prone to Sitting Around Drinking the Joe and Waxing Philosophical on All Matter of Topics
Are you kidding me? This place is a madhouse when news breaks.