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Just Say No To Pledge

A classical music station’s highest ratings are rarely outside of format, that is to say, a DJ with a stack of records. Those hours hosted by a smart, accessible announcer presenting an equally smart playlist, all imbued with a potent sense of place (localism) engender the highest long-term loyalty. Of course there are exceptions but it doesn’t get better […]

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Gateway City Returns to Civilized World

Or at least in the suburbs, in small Clayton, a town of 16,000, which will serve greater St. Louis. Things are “still in the works” for the new station, but it looks like the 21st media market will indeed re-gain a primary terrestrial, analogue signal dedicated to the classical format, FCC permits not withstanding. My […]

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This just in…

Summers are, in theory, quiet times. And, more often than not, busy, busy, busy: WGBH in Boston, top Public TV program producer, acquires Public Radio International (PRI) in Minneapolis, major distributor of Public radio programs. What does it all mean? As Boston’s primary public radio service, WBUR’s General Manager Charlie Kravetz said, (producers of the […]

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WFIU Opportunity

From the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio list: WFIU Public Media currently has an opening for Station Operations Director, Radio & Television Services Job Summary: Manages daily operations and program production for WFIU, including overseeing programming, online, production, marketing, and news areas. Evaluates programs and proposals for broadcast and funding potential; researches grant […]

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