SWEET, SWEET MUSIC: 105.5 “THE COLORADO SOUND” DEBUTS
The first thing I did Monday morning was check and see if The Colorado Sound – KUNC’s new 24/7 Triple A station – had made it on the air. It IS and it sounds awesome.
105.5 The Colorado Sound [link] is KJAC-FM based in Greeley, serving Denver, Fort Collins and the Colorado From Range. KUNC 91.5 FM is now full-time NPR News.
The Colorado Sound is an up-tempo mix of current Triple A tunes and progressive rock favorites with a distinct Rocky Mountain High flair. It sound is clean and uncluttered. The hosts never over-stay their welcome. They provide a human-heartbeat as they guide the flow. 105.5 is an exceptional radio station. Congratulations to all involved with the launch of 105.5. Today is Mike Henry Day on the Front Range.
PACIFICA STATION MANAGER SAYS WPFW IS NO LONGER “LISTENER SUPPORTED”
According to two sources, Jerry Paris, WPFW’s General Manager, has told other Pacifica managers that the Washington, DC station no longer will call itself Listener Supported. The change in verbiage is said to be because WPFW is close to finalizing a major underwriting deal.
It will be ironic if the deal happens because for 67 years Pacifica has not allowed underwriting on its stations. Perhaps it is another sign of the ever-deteriorating financial situation at Pacifica, once an important noncom broadcaster that has fallen into disgrace.
2016 TRIPLE A NON-COMMvention ADDS SHAWN COLVIN & STEVE EARLE COLLABORATION & SOUL ASYLUM TO LIVE MUSIC ROSTER
The NON-COMMvention takes place at World Café Live in Philadelphia May 18-20, 2016. More information is here [link].
NEW YORK TIMES ANNOUNCES DAVID CARR FELLOWSHIP WINNERS
The New York Times announced on 2/23/16 that it had chosen three journalists to spend two years in its newsroom as part of a fellowship named for the media columnist David Carr.
The Times created the fellowship to honor Carr who died in 2015. David Carr had a writing style that was both plain-spoken and elegant. His weekly column – Media Equation – chronicled the ways in which technology affects the media industry and culture as a whole. Carr had a unique ability to see trends coming from way down the road and dependable bullshit meter to separate hype from reality.
The three winners are:
JOHN HERRMAN, co-editor and media reporter for The Awl [link].
Herrman, 28, is known for his thoughtful essays about the Internet and technology. Hewill work with The Times’ media group and write primarily for the Business section.
AMANDA HESS, staff writer at Slate [link].
Hess, 30, covers the human side of web culture for Slate. She will join The Times’ Culture section.
GREG HOWARD, reporter for Deadspin [link].
Howard, 27, writes about race and sports at Deadspin. He will work with The New York Times Magazine.
Congratulations to the winners!
I was one of more than 600 applicants who applied for the Carr Fellowship. I wrote about it last September [link] in my blog’s one-year anniversary post.
I knew I didn’t have much of chance to get a Fellowship. I am a newbie reporter and my beat, noncom media, is a small corner of the multi-media stage. I enjoyed going through the application process and learn more about improving my writing and reporting.