Friday, October 26, 2007

8,300 contributors....

You really have to wonder about a lot of things when you think of the quality of what WUNC retransmits from NPR and American Public Media and that only 8,300 people are willing to contribute money to pay for it. That's out of how many millions of peopl in North Carolina - since this is for something called "North Carolina Public Radio". Maybe those who don't contribute wonder about where all the money goes that does not pay for those retransmissions, but I suspect it is far different. People decreasingly value quality and the ultimate test of that valuation is what they are willing to pay for it in an age when people have been taught that stealing content for free from the web is normal and correct conduct.

Friday, October 19, 2007

North Carolina Press Club promotion

No comment on this.....if you've heard it on air.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Silly policy

WUNC's failure to provide a simple list of organizations and entities it promotes through contributions/sponsorships is nothing short of silly. Those of us who listen to the station should have this point of reference for the tiny amount of local content WUNC actually broadcasts.

Today, for example, there was a mention, I think, of something to do with sustainable tourism in Nort Carolina. If there were a list of everyone mentioned today in those sponsorship plugs, anyone who wanted to check - as I do - on exactly what that was could do so. Not to provide that is to undermine a key value of the entire WUNC operation.