Monday, October 03, 2005

"North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC goes on-demand"

"North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC goes on-demand"

The more I think about this, the crazier it seems.

Some limited number of WUNC listeners are into podcasting. For them, this is a great thing and I think it is good of the station to offer the service. If it gets more people listening to public radio, that's a plus....for sure.

That said, why is it that the station does not offer a simple e-mail on a daily basis that provides links to the podcasted programs? There are many, many more WUNC listerners with computers and busy schedules who miss some of what WUNC orginates, such as The State of Things. It would seem a no-brainer to offer the e-mail service in ADDITION to the podcasting.

What is the counter argument?

1 comment:

Ruby said...

You're right, there's no reason not to do both. In fact there is a plugin for Wordpress (which WUNC uses to publish their archives) that allows users to sign up for an immediate e-mail update every time there is a new post.

I use it at OrangePolitics.