Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Splendid Table

This piece talks about Locopops here in this market. Does WUNC note it in any way? Does anyone there listen to anything they rebroadcast?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"William L. Roper, M.D., M.P.H. — UNC School of Medicine"

He is one of those whose testimonials have been airing on WUNC. He says that his "source" for health news is WUNC, including local health news. Wow. He may be well-informed by the NPR programming on health issues, but how could a reasonable person assert that one could use WUNC as their "source" for news about health locally?

Testimonials reflect the market?

We hear testimonials to the wonders of WUNC now and again by people with names that are largely unknown but who, in the end, don't strike me as reflecting very well the diversity of the geographic market that WUNC covers. I wonder why that is? It's pretty easy to figure out, and seems to reflect only a sense that the station is the preserve of a club of well-educated and often rich people who see it as their toy.

"The Old Granary Restaurant"

I wonder if anyone has pointed out to the announcer at WUNC how to pronounce the word "granary"? My recollection is that I may have learned that word in about the 3rd grade. Maybe he skipped that class.

Monday, September 06, 2010

"mount airy north carolina bluegrass music, gospel music, wpaq am"

WUNC has a story about this station that was aired on NPR a couple of weeks ago displayed on its home page. Do you suppose that there is a link in or next to the story to the radio station's website? Not a chance.

And if you do visit the WUNC site, be sure to note that there has been no news in the last two days except for the UNC football story which, as I look at it, is two days old. Ok, yes, you can click on a link and here whatever they are broadcasting now as "local news", but for a quick check of news, nothing. Did NC shut down all news-making for the weekend? I don't think so. But "North Carolina Public Radio" seems to have done so.