A tip of the hat from a fellow radio blogger, Radio Survivor (great subtitle: “News, views and tough love for radio”), whose link is now found on the right. He notes the Austin-Boston connection herein (not to slight Gainesville, Johnson City, and Seattle), and adds this to the commentary:
A growing priority on news and information programming has been happening at public radio stations nationwide for well over a decade, with many long-running local music programs coming to an end. Even back in 1997 when I attended the CPB’s Public Radio Program Directors conference, the emphasis was on research indicating that moneyed listeners valued keystone syndicated programs like All Things Considered more than local programming, especially music. Since then the trend has only grown.
Read the post here. He also mentions the emphasis on HD radio and the scam being perpetrated on the American people by iBiquity in cahoots with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Power to the public.