Dan Kennedy posts comments from Boston's other NPR news station that it won't be quitting Twitter just because the platform's owner hates NPR.
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Dan Kennedy provides an appreciation of the Dorchester-born Peter Kadzis, who is retiring from full-time work as politics editor at GBH in January, after a career that included a long run at the Boston Phoenix, where he mentored numerous reporters.
GBH reports the death this morning of Eric Jackson, host of "Eric in the Evenings," who had broadcast jazz in Boston for more than 50 years.
Longtime Beat the Press panelist Dan Kennedy reports WGBH has canceled Emily Rooney's last show, after 22 years.
Emily Rooney apologizes for 'uninformed, dismissive and disrespectful' comments about minority documentary makers
WGBH's "Beat the Press" started tonight with an apology by Emily Rooney for the way she dismissed complaints by media professionals about the lack of minority representation at PBS in general and the way that all the time given over to documentaries by Ken Burns makes it near impossible for other documentary makers to get their work aired. Read more.
Longtime WGBH subscriber Larry Davidson of Dorchester reports that he got two copies of WGBH's monthly magazine, one with a mailing label that adds this cryptic line between his name and address:
Cognitive-acuity test or coded message intended for 'GBH's black-helicopter pilots?
GBH and WBUR, which still likes its W, will team up to provide local news for an NPR podcast about, well, local news. Read more.
Back when kids wrote with a typewriter, pencil or pen to Z Double-O M, Box 350, Boston, Mass, 0 2 1 3 4. Read more.
On the Boston Radio Interest mailing list, Larry Sochrin forwards a copy of a mailing from WGBH: Read more.
Barely a week after WBUR announced the departure of its general manager, Boston's other NPR news station is announcing its general manager will be leaving too - but with a bit more lead time. Read more.
Once upon a time you could enter the first floor of Boston’s Copley Square public library and escape having to listen to the self-promotional chatter of corporate-sponsored or underwritten radio show hosts and their Establishment or celebrity guests, while you read a book or sat in front of your laptop. Yet nowadays, the two former longtime WTKK-FM commercial radio talk show hosts that the WGBH Educational foundation hired in 2013 to co-host its “Boston Public Radio” daily morning show, Margery Eagan and Jim Braude, are also broadcasting their 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WGBH's Emily Rooney interviewed fired WBUR/NPR host Tom Ashbrook, will air it on her media show on Channel 2 tonight, but tells Eagan and Braude that Ashbrook wants to get back into broadcasting, maybe starting with a podcast, so she doesn't think he'll sue 'BUR for firing him.
Braude, meanwhile, acknowledged that, yes, Boston has an NPR station besides WGBH, but says that other station needs to learn what a joke is. Read more.
In their second, and final, debate, Mayor Marty Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson highlighted their differences in a debate moderated by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude: Read more.
Oliver had a couple of choice words for the WGBH host on his way to making a point about net neutrality.
WGBH won $218.7 million and WHDH $162.1 million, in a federal auction in which they agreed to move or shut down their on-air frequencies so that wireless providers can get more bandwidth.
WGBH's money comes from its decision to move both WGBH and WGBY in Springfield to different frequencies. WHDH owner Ed Ansin will take his money for just shutting down Channel 56's current frequency - although WLVI will live on in a "channel share" arrangement with WHDH. Read more.
WGBH reports Jackson grabbed a reporter by the arm and pushed it aside when she asked a question about his past job selling pharmaceutical drugs. He says he was only pushing her microphone out of his face, but sent the station and the reporter apologies.
Current reports WGBH will open an office in the Fields Corner headquarters of the Association of Independents in Radio. Initially, the station will rotate one reporter there every three weeks, but plans to hire a fulltime Dorchester correspondent. It will also be working with the Dorchester Reporter.
The Globe reports on the quick coming and going of Mish Michaels at "Greater Boston."
WGBH reports the balky Needham antenna that has plagued it, WGBX, WBZ, WCVB and WSBK for months now is on the fritz again. Read more.
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