Pubradio reporter resigns over blog kerfuffle

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A personal blog in which a public radio reporter ranted about her remote Alaska town has prompted her departure from NPR member station KDLG-AM in Dillingham (population: 4,933). Eileen Goode resigned Monday after complaints from locals about her blog, “I’m in Dillingham Alaska — What’s Your Excuse?” The station received about three dozen email and phone complaints after someone took notice of the blog and emailed passages to residents. In the blog, Goode writes about everything from a colleague’s lack of underwear (“my co-worker goes commando, and apparently has been doing so for some time”) to, as The Anchorage Daily News noted, “a surreal 5,000-word rant about whether she should cut her toe off.” Goode has reported for KDLG since December 2007. The station, which reaches about 7,000 listeners, broadcasts from the local high school.

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