Thursday, March 23, 2006

"Day to Day for Thursday, March 23, 2006" - National Public Radio

For anyone interested, you can still listen to the Day to Day Thursday program despite its premption by the Dick GORDON program.....on the NPR website. If WUNC were on its toes, it would point this out on the air and in the website. They have only to gain the respect of listeners and contributors in doing so.

"Capitol, Que Pasa to team up" - News & Observer

What exactly is the relationship between WUNC and Capitol Broadcasting? WUNC is owned by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and because that makes it a part of the North Carolina state government, it is required to disclose such things under NC's open records law. It should not require a lawsuit to do so.

This is quite a "puff" piece from WUNC today. Here you will find GOODMON (of Capitol) listed as co-chair of WUNC's big fund-raising effort. Listeners ought to have been reminded of that connection in listening to the story, or at least on the website.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


WUNC occasionally announces this week that for each $75,000 raised now, the station will reduce the spring fund drive by a day. Wouldn't it be nice to see the station use the website to explain that in slightly more detail? How many days are programmed? How much does the station want to raise? When will the fund drive begin? Has the station gotten the first $75,000 yet?

If the station does not tell us where "we" are going, we'll never get there.

Saturday, March 18, 2006


WUNC's words on its home page about the coming visit of the StoryCorps mobile unit are, as all too often is the case, both a little deceptive and incomplete. The words are deceptive because this is a lottery-type choice and no one is guaranteed a chance to record. The words are incomplete in that they do not give the full dates:
Fort Bragg, NC Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2006
Durham, NC Apr 6 - Apr 24, 2006
Chapel Hill, NC Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2006
Here is the site and more information.

Friday, March 17, 2006

"Scandal shakes public radio" - The Detroit Free Press

"As Sponsorship Sales Blossom, Public Radio Walks a Fine Line" - The Wall Street Journal (paid site)

I would be happy to e-mail this story to anyone interested in reading it. As a Wall Street Journal subscriber, I am able to do that, but am not permitted to post the article, or access to it, here.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

"Bill Moyers in Greensboro" - WUNC

Once the audio is posted here, and if you missed hearing it today, listen. A great radio hour!