Bob Edwards tells the Boston Globe that his talk show debuting Monday on XM Radio will spotlight “a more relaxed me.” Also: an employee at Boston’s WMBR protests cuts in world music and Haitian-oriented shows at the station. (Via Romenesko.)
WBUR-FM in Boston has delayed the sale of its Rhode Island stations at least until it replies to demands from the state’s attorney general, reports the Boston Globe and the Providence Journal. The Journal also scrutinizes the payroll allocations among WBUR’s operations.
WBUR-FM in Boston ran up deficits of almost $5 million from 1999 to 2003, reports the Providence Journal. The Journal also reports that Rhode Island’s attorney general has asked WBUR for more financial information related to the possible sale of WRNI in Providence, and the state’s Governor is concerned as well. (More in the Boston Globe.)
Public radio listeners in Humboldt County, Calif., are upset about Oregon-based Jefferson Public Radio’s recent purchase of a local station that aired a continuous BBC feed, reports the Times-Standard.
Longtime backers of Rhode Island’s WRNI-FM are considering ways to keep the station public, reports the Providence Journal. The Journal also reports that WRNI’s deficits topped $9 million in its first five years. And the Boston Phoenix calls on WBUR to be more open about its finances. The Phoenix’s Dan Kennedy asks a few more questions on his blog.