Archive for July, 2009


What makes one station different from another – one digital solution different from another – is its voice. Its humanity.

Good luck budget-cutting your way to that.



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Endings and Beginnings

beginnings.., originally uploaded by Sir Mervs.

Well, folks, that’s all she wrote….

I am leaving WBUR for the wilds of Upstate New York to take a position as Web Director at Union College.

My last day here at the station will be August 7. (more…)

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Well Looky Here

The mothership has redesigned its website as well…


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The station has now entered the manic, terminal phase of wbur.org’s redesign.

Light trickles in from the other end of that damnably long tunnel, slicing through that suffocating, Stygian darkness. We should be on the other side in a matter of days weeks. Fingers remain tightly crossed. (more…)

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R.I.P Walter Cronkite

Here’s an archive of “Uncle Walter’s” series of reminiscences he recorded for National Public Radio from 2001 – 2005.

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Social Capital

Types of Social Capital, originally uploaded by DuncanWork.

Please read Robert Patterson’s excellent post about how in some markets public media is helping members of the public especially hard hit by the cratering economy. (more…)

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How Much is Too Much?

NPR page screen capture.

The King of Pop is dead. Long live the King.

Or haven’t you heard?

Okay, I’ll resist the temptation to heavily lather on more snarkiness, despite my reflexive tendency to do just that. (more…)

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