WNYC’s politics web site is expanding.
Washington Post and Time.com alum Catlin Thompson gets the editor slot, where she takes over for the award-winning Anna Sale, who becomes the site’s first full-time reporter. Their site has been populated by lots of good reporting from WNYC’s newsroom, and insightful analysis gleaned from Read More
WNYC has a great story about blind technology specialist Chancey Fleet:
Her house, in Sunset Park, is filled with gadgets. One of them intones, in perfect, soothing fembot, the color of any garment she runs it over. Another reads out the latest articles from The Atlantic–don’t expect to understand a word, however, because Read More
“What? How do I introduce? Do I say something?” — Christopher Walken, whispering to someone as he comes back from a break. He is actually doing an excellent job subbing in for Leonard Lopate on WNYC right now. Read More
July 8, what a magical day!
Today in 1924 America’s most-listened-to public radio station went on the air, and in 1889 the Wall Street Journal, by some counts America’s highest circulating paper, printed its first issue.
Pizza party is at the Chuck E Cheese in Long Island City. You know when it starts if you Read More
Today, the New York Times sold its radio station WQXR in a three-way deal that will bring the cash-starved news organization $45,000,000.
From the release:
The New York Times Company has entered into an agreement with subsidiaries of Univision Radio Inc. and with WNYC Radio for the sale of WQXR-FM, its New York City radio Read More
Last Thursday, at the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ annual conference, Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped by the Waldorf-Astoria to deliver brief remarks to a ballroom about two-thirds full. Having just finished with a press conference on the fiscal crisis, he targeted his opening joke at The New York Times with a quip that seemed to capture Read More
Last weekend The Guardian published an interview with Philip Roth in which he suggested that Marcus Messner, the narrator from his new novel, Indignation, is not dead while he’s telling his story—as pretty much every critic thought—but rather hallucinating as a result of a morphine high. In a radio interview set to air tomorrow Read More
Call it a rich stash of New York radio history. Or call it a bunch of old office crud.
In either case, on Thursday, June 12, from 11 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon, WNYC employees will be holding a "stoop sale" in anticipation of their imminent move to new headquarters. Read More