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NEA Shows Little Love for Classical Radio

In what was a surprise to virtually all the major producers of classical radio, the National Endowment for the Arts has taken a hard left turn, and diverted long-standing television and radio funding to gaming, mobile, and web projects. A detailed and scathing article in the New York Times gives examples of organizations that have […]

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Bill Kling Stepping Down

Big news in the radio world: Bill Kling, the man who started American Public Media and who hired Garrison Keillor, is stepping down  in June after 45 years at Minnesota Public Radio.   Kling began a small regional station in Minnesota in 1967.  From that he has created a media conglomerate that now employs 700 radio professionals broadcasting […]

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More From AMPPR – Part Deux

Some continued reporting from AMPPR attendees.  Valerie Stains is a freelance producer who spent many years at NPR doing a variety of jobs.  She reports on two sessions: FRED  CHILD, host of Performance Today (Air Talent Training) As he has done for past radio conferences, popular PT host Fred Child had sent out a pre-conference call for […]

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