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Assistant Editor, Current.org
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I cover public radio and podcasts for @currentpubmedia. Formerly @SmartPlanet, @AtlanticCities and @grist.I cover public radio and podcasts for @currentpubmedia. Formerly @SmartPlanet, @AtlanticCities and @grist.

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Steve Julian, KPCC ‘Morning Edition’ host, dies at 57

current.org — Steve Julian, local host of Morning Edition at KPCC in Pasadena, Calif., died Sunday of complications from brain cancer. He was 57. Julian had been off the air since November, when he was diagnosed with cancer. The studio where Julian hosted Morning Edition was named "The Steve Julian Studio" in January.

WBUR’s new twist on shorter pledge drives pays off

current.org — Executives at Boston's WBUR were on edge after deciding to set a $1 million goal for their spring fundraiser while allowing just 26.2 hours of on-air pitching. "We were scared out of our minds," said Charles Kravetz, g.m. "We thought that we could as easily fall on our faces as succeed."

Petition calls for higher pay for WNYC interns

current.org — Nearly 300 people have signed an online petition asking New York's WNYC to increase its intern pay. The group that started the Change.org petition says on its page that it consists of "concerned radio listeners and professionals."

‘Changing business realities’ shape talks over NPR programming dues

current.org — NPR is in the early stages of reconsidering its formula for collecting programming and other fees from member stations. As an interim step until a new dues system takes effect in fall 2017, the NPR Board approved an across-the-board increase for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

KUOW plans new jazz service in advance of possible KPLU purchase

current.org — Seattle's KUOW announced Monday that it is piloting a new 24/7 jazz service to prepare for its potential purchase of KPLU. KUOW will unveil a preview of the new service, Planet Jazz, Monday at kuow.org and on an HD Radio channel. Steve Williams, previously program director at WBGO in Newark, N.J., designed the new service.

Joint licensees breaking down TV, radio barriers

current.org — A joint licensee includes both a TV and radio station, making it one of the most obvious places in public media where collaboration between the two platforms could take root. But even with both kinds of stations under one roof, bringing them together still takes work.

NPR making changes to voice of underwriting credits

current.org — NPR is moving announcer Sabrina Farhi out of her "primary" role reading its sponsorship credits, according to an email to member stations. In the memo obtained by Current, Eric Nuzum, NPR's v.p. of programming, wrote, "You may have noticed a new voice reading some NPR sponsorship credits in January.

NPR picks 12 storytelling projects to help with development

current.org — NPR will help develop ideas for 12 new podcasts, reporting series and audio projects from independent producers and member stations, the network announced Monday. Earlier this year, NPR asked for pitches for its first Audio Storytelling Workshop, with a goal of developing "audio journalism that breaks traditional formats and reaches new audiences."

PRX to take over ‘On Being’ distribution

current.org — On Being, the public radio show about the big questions of human life, will be distributed by Public Radio Exchange, the show announced Tuesday. PRX will take over distribution from American Public Media as of July 1 and support the show with station marketing and a digital partnership.
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Apr 27, 2016

@sarahcumbie even better! 400 section infield or closer rows in 200 is ideal. Weekdays get cheaper as game gets closer too.

Apr 27, 2016

@sarahcumbie Wouldn't be bad for the right price. Try putting what you want to spend in Stubhub and filtering by best value

Apr 27, 2016

@sarahcumbie Stubhub has a snazzy new best value feature. Just make sure you aren't behind a pole. Try around closer rows near 524 or 517

Apr 22, 2016

I go long on short public radio pledge drives and the @WBUR marathon campaign current.org/2016/04/wburs-…

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