Monday, March 24, 2014

Now Cleared, Alert Carolina Sirens Sound On UNC-CH Campus With Reports Of Armed Person Near Campus | WUNC

And the rest of the story? Or because this happened at the weekend, is this no longer an item for the massive WUNC newsroom to address?

UNC sirens

It would seem to me that WUNC ought to have a "reporter" on duty 24/7 so that the station can do more than read postings off the UNC website when there is an emergency, for example. How many people work on WUNC? Is no one ever working on the weekend that know whether the news pyramid is right-side up or inverted? For radio, they don't even have to be able to spell!

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Latest News On The Coal Ash Spill in Eden, NC | WUNC

How refreshing to see something done as well as this continuing coverage appears to be. Did I miss a mention of it on-air or on WUNC's home page?

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ash Spill Shows How Watchdog Was Defanged -

With all the money WUNC raises, one would think - as I do - that the station could do some first-rate, in-depth, multiple media reporting on major issues. Even if all of the words of this article don't get said on the air, a story such as this could have been researched and written by someone else. Whether WUNC would ever hire such a person - and give her or him free reign to report - remains an open question.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

WUNC | Bringing the world home to you.

The last couple of times that I've tried to play WUNC from my laptop, the audio has not worked at first and I've had to fiddle with downloads, etc. Of course, as is so typical of this station, there is no help offered on the site for problems like. What, you think we should be customer-oriented?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Natural Gas Drilling in North Carolina: Impacts of Fracking on Health, Water | NRDC

I find it hard to believe - in the same spirit as my comment about the Gov. McCRORY "news" item on WUNC - that this James TAYLOR message is somehow worthy of a press release just because the NRDC has paid to place it on various television stations in the state. My views on fracking are not relevant; nor should they be for WUNC, but more important, is something news just because someone pays to say it? If so, at least every political message deserve a news "story", no? How about that woman who attacks Sen. HAGAN over the Affordable Health Act? Who is she? Why not a story about her message? (I'd love to know who she is so I could be sure not to go to any film in which she might appear!)