NY Expands; NM Contracts

Westchester County residents will be able to get WQXR again. From the NY Times (by Elizabeth Jensen): Over-the-air broadcasts of the classical music radio station WQXR are being restored for some Westchester County residents. The station’s parent company, New York Public Radio, on Monday bought the small Ossining radio station WDFH-FM, at 90.3. Residents of the area lost access to the WQXR signal in 2009, when New York Public Radio bought the station from The New York Times Company and moved the programming to a weaker signal on the FM band… New York Public Radio said … Continue Reading

World’s Best Job: Pandora Music Analyst

How would you like the job of listening to music all day and getting paid to judge what you hear without having to write a review? That’s what Pandora’s 26 human — not computer — analysts do all day.  They sort and catalogue Pandora’s library of some 350 genres, encompassing nearly a million tracks by 90,000 artists. There’s a great article about the Music Genome project here.  Michelle Alexander is a senior music analyst and supervisor. …music analysts go through thousands of songs, one by one, rating various music attributes. There are between 200 and 450 attributes for … Continue Reading

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