New Hampshire Public Radio settled a dispute with the owners of Outside Magazine over the name of its podcast and radio program Outside/In.
On March 30, NHPR dropped its lawsuit asking a court to affirm its right to use the name Outside/In. The lawsuit, filed in February, said the statewide network turned to the court after receiving cease-and-desist letters from Mariah Media Network, the owner of Outside Magazine. The letters pressed NHPR to change the name of Outside/In.
NHPR President Betsy Gardella told Current in an email that the network had negotiated a trademark coexistence agreement with Mariah.
The agreement allows NHPR to continue using the name Outside/In for its radio program and podcast, she said.
An earlier version of this post described NHPR as a state network, which erroneously implied that it is owned by the state government. NHPR is an independent, community licensed public radio network that operates transmitters across the state.
New Hampshire Public Radio is, as far as I know, not a “state network” as it’s not owned by the State Of New Hampshire nor any agency of such.
It is a “statewide network” since it’s signals reach almost all of that state.
Perhaps in the future, Current should only use “state network” to indicate statewide public radio and TV networks under state ownership, and “statewide network” for such networks not under state ownership (i.e., owned by a private-sector nonprofit organization).
Point taken, thanks. We’ve revised the post and noted the clarification.