|Mike Crane is still in Madison|
Perhaps I wasn’t the only person who did a double take when seeing an online post about an opening for a new Director of Wisconsin Public Media. Could Mike Crane be leaving?
Crane immediately replied to our question about his status with a concise No way! It turns out that new Wisconsin opening is a person to be Crane’s boss.
Wisconsin Public Media is an umbrella organization that administers state and private funding for Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and statewide educational outreach.
If you or someone you know is interested, application information is here. Questions may be directed to Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUR MORE CITIES WHERE NPR NEWS/TALK STATIONS ARE “KING OF THE NEWS HILL”
We received several comments from readers about our post yesterday regarding markets where NPR News/Talk stations are leading commercial News/Talk stations in both weekly cumulative listeners and AQH share. This is a trend we will continue to follow because it seems to be gaining momentum.
In some cases the once dominant commercial News/Talker stations are suffering declines because budget cutting has zapped local newsrooms. In other cases, commercial stations have apparently given up.
In Portland, KOPB is not only the top station in estimated weekly listeners it beats all other stations in the market with a 9.6% AQH share.
KOPB’s AQH is almost double their closest commercial station rival KXL-FM which had a 5.0% AQH and 278,300 estimated weekly listeners.
The station with the biggest percentage gainer of weekly listeners is KBOO [link], a Portland media voice since 1968.
KUT in Austin lost 8% of their estimated weekly listeners comparing January 2018 Nielsen PPM ratings with January 2017. Despite this drop, KUT extended its AQH lead (AQH share: 7.2%) over long-time commercial News/Talk KLBJ-AM (AQH share: 4.1%).
Also in Austin, Sun Radio, an amalgamation of five signals including KDRP, almost doubled its estimated weekly listeners in the past year.
The “Research Triangle” is one of the places where is appears commercial News/Talk operators have given up.
Not only did WUNC increase its estimated weekly listeners between January 2017 and January 2018, WUNC’s AQH share of 9.1%, dwarfs the AQH of its closest commercial News/Talk competitors WTKK (AQH share 4.7%) and WPTF-AM (AQH share 1.1%).
WPLN in Nashville had an AQH share of 5.0%, far bigger than Cumulus Media’s right-wing talker WWTN (AQH share: 3.5%. A few years ago WLAC-AM was the “radio news of record” in Nashville. Now it barely has a pulse with an AQH share of 1.4% and a weekly cume of only 52,600.
CURRENT HOSTS PUBLIC MEDIA CAREER FAIR
Folks interested in pursuing a career in public media, or upgrading their current career, are invited to participate in a Public Media Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Current on Thursday, March 15th from Noon to 3:00pm ET.
The three-hour career fair will be meeting online. Participants will see which employers are looking to hire, the specific opportunities available from each employer, and background information about each hiring organization. Job seekers will be able to chat with employer representatives.
Some of the participating employers include: PBS, NPR,
WGBH, WNYC, WNET, WBUR, Arizona Public Media, South Florida PBS, Louisiana Public Broadcasting and KUED-TV & KUER-FM, Salt Lake City.
Virtual Career Fair is free for jobseekers! For more information Reserve your spot and upload your resume today at [link]. Employers who want to be added to the roster should contact Julie Drizin at julie@CURRENT.ORG.