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By adamg - 6/2/23 - 9:41 pm

WBUR is announcing what it calls "a fresh weekend programming lineup" that includes ditching a local religious service that its broadcast live for seven decades for some talkish non-religious thing out of New York City. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/23 - 10:25 pm

One of Boston's NPR stations announced today it is leaving Twitter.

WBUR CEO Margaret Low writes it's because of Titter Ownerboi Elon Musk declaring NPR "state-affiliated media:" Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/22 - 11:48 am

Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, who had been covering the health-care industry for the Globe, is taking the Green Line out to Commonwealth Avenue to join WBUR.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 11:48 am

Car Talk: Behind the Scenes with Tom and Ray Magliozzi (1995)

WBUR reports today's rebroadcast of the classic show will be its last. Ray and Tom Magliozzi started the show in 1977. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 9:52 pm
Globe employees with signs

Photo by Greta Gaffin.

Members of the Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents the newsroom and advertising staff at the Globe, stood outside WBUR's auditorium at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street this evening as Globe CEO Linda Pizzuti Henry was inside speaking on a panel titled "Trailblazers: Women news leaders from Katherine Graham to today," led by NPR's Robin Young - who asked if she wanted to say anything about the guild's lack of a contract for three years now. Henry said the panel was not the place to discuss labor issues.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 4:32 pm

Ghostbusters - Mass Hysteria

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.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 1:41 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the memo - also, the station is losing four of its top exec and has frozen salaries for the coming year.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/22/19 - 12:04 am

As the old saying goes: You can take the girl out of Boston...but you can't take the Boston out of the girl who is taking a trip outside Boston. Not too long ago I received an email from MassPoetry about its Evening of Inspired Leaders fundraiser event (LMAO @ MASSPOETRY ASKING ME FOR MONEY YEAH AIGHT) happening this Monday, March 25 at 7pm at the Huntington Theatre Company.

By adamg - 3/11/19 - 12:30 pm

WBUR self-reports the departure of Charlie Kravetz as general manager. The station reports the decision was one of those mutual time-to-go-separate-ways things and that while his formal resignation becomes effective June 30, he is no longer involved in day-to-day operations - and he did not attend the staff meeting at which the news was announced. Twitter feed from the meeting.

By adamg - 3/6/19 - 2:09 pm

The City Council today approved a resolution in support of journalists at the Globe and WBUR who are battling management over workplace conditions and pay and benefits. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/19 - 8:46 am

WBUR self-reports on the overwhelming vote.

Meanwhile, over at the Globe, relations between the newsroom union and John Henry are getting a bit heated over contract talks, Dan Kennedy reports.

By adamg - 7/25/18 - 4:57 pm

WBUR self-reports that "Radio Boston" host Meghna Chakrabarti will take over hosting duties on its nationally broadcast "On Point" Monday through Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/18 - 10:01 am

WBUR says it's chosen McSweeney's to create a pilot show that could replace the Car Talk reruns the station now airs.

The show would be hosted by Chris Monk of Arlington, who now runs McSweeney's Internet Tendency and who obviously has the Massachusetts roots to replace a show famous for its Boston accent. Who else but a Bay Stater could have come up with this list?

By adamg - 2/16/18 - 12:35 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/14/18 - 1:36 pm

BU Today reports the NPR station found no evidence that the now former On Point host sexually harassed anybody but that he was canned "after an independent review verified claims that he had created an abusive work environment."

By adamg - 12/11/17 - 8:15 am

WBUR self reports on Tom Ashbrook, the "On Point" host put on leave last week.

By adamg - 12/8/17 - 6:51 pm

WBUR reports on its own Tom Ashbrook, host of the nationally distributed "On Point" talk show. Boston University, which owns the station, and station management would not detail the allegations.

The Globe's #metoo moment is here.

By adamg - 4/12/17 - 8:45 am

Current reports WBUR will use a $300,000, three-year grant from the Barr Foundation to hire three investigative reporters and that it hopes to team up with other investigative units, including the Globe Spotlight Team, Pro Publica and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

By adamg - 6/10/16 - 3:42 pm
New WBUR Web site

WBUR went live today with an all-new look for its Web site featuring large photos and type on its stories and an easier way to listen to the station online - just click the little button in the left-hand corner (or the bar at the bottom of the mobile-friendly mobile version).

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