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by tps
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Has success spoiled NPR?
Replies: 0
Views: 60847

Has success spoiled NPR?

The quote mentions a handful of executives who are spoiling NPR. Could Jay Kernis be at the top of that list?
by tps
Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Inside the Studio
Topic: Julie Drizin
Replies: 1
Views: 19547

Julie Drizin

I guess Bob and Tish brought over Julie Drizin from WETA...
by tps
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: The XM Nation
Topic: XM-Sirius merger
Replies: 1
Views: 42456

XM-Sirius merger

How well do you think Bob and his soon-to-be boss Mel Karmazin will get along?
by tps
Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: XM Public Radio
Topic: Re: Why XMPR drives me bonkers...
Replies: 2
Views: 23093

Re: Why XMPR drives me bonkers...

Yipe...imagine The Bob Edwards Show sounding like it was coming down a bad phone line... I was an engineer at NPR member station WBAA from the mid 1970s through the early 1990s, so I did get to hear NPR programming coming down the phone line for many years, starting with live coverage of the Waterg...
by tps
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: XM Public Radio
Topic: Re: Why XMPR drives me bonkers...
Replies: 2
Views: 23093

Re: Why XMPR drives me bonkers...

Did you send a copy of this to Lee Abrams? Would he listen if you did? Seems to me that, between XMPR, the XM classical channels and Real Jazz XM ought to be a great replacement for terrestrial public radio. One thing they could do to make you (Charlie) happy is to move the XMPR music programs of to...
by tps
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Hopefully, there'll be an expose...
Replies: 1
Views: 29945

Re: Hopefully, there'll be an expose...

CharlieSummers wrote:According to the Washington Post, the XM Studios are under siege from an enemy even more determined than the RIAA.
Rats... Are you talking about the NAB? :)
by tps
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Robert Hanssen's "Palm Pilot"
Replies: 1
Views: 29536

Robert Hanssen's "Palm Pilot"

As a person who has written programs for Palm Pilots for years, I wanted to point out the Palm III, which Eric O'Neill said that Robert Hanssen had, does NOT have a hard drive nor a removable storage card. With the Palm III, ALL information is in RAM memory that is permanently soldered to the main c...
by tps
Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: XM Public Radio
Topic: I am furious...
Replies: 2
Views: 21657

I imagine it must have been an interesting sequence of errors, because you've said many times that the program that is normally on in that time slot, On Point. is not one of your favorite programs. For me, I was listening to the tail end of Bob Edwards (I missed the tail end in the morning) and I ha...
by tps
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: new Starr Parodi CD
Replies: 0
Views: 27696

new Starr Parodi CD

I just got word of the new Starr Parodi CD. Check it out here: http://www.parodifair.com/commonplaces/ I ordered it right away! More information here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/parodi No, I don't work for Starr, I just picked up, by complete chance, her first CD from a cut-out bin years ago and liked wha...
by tps
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: XM Public Radio
Topic: Sound quality change?
Replies: 2
Views: 22747

Yes, I've noticed some degradation on XM channels in general as well as on Sirius channels. Classic Vinyl the other morning sounded like a very out-of-line 8 track deck. I don't think is was an effect just for nostagia's sake. :) Hopefully XM will be able to reclaim some bandwidth with the baseball ...
by tps
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Chris Smither & Bill Wilson
Replies: 0
Views: 28303

Chris Smither & Bill Wilson

A great interview today with Chris Smither. As I was listening, the resemblence to Indiana singer/songwriter Bll Wilson was remarkable. http://www.groovygrafix.com/billwilson/ Like Chris, Bill's sideman was his foot. It is a shame that more has not come of Bill's music.
by tps
Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Outside the Building...
Topic: Morning Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 21699

Aren't Steve and Renee on opposite coasts? Maybe NPR is doing this because they CAN. Back around 1980, they tried it for the first time that I can remember, with Noah Adams in San Francisco and Susan Stamberg in Washington on ATC. As I remember, anticipating the satellite delay to Washington gave No...
by tps
Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: Laruen Sandler interview
Replies: 1
Views: 28673

Laruen Sandler interview

Hope I don't press to many "hot buttons" with these comments. 1) Regarding Behe's "Darwin's Black Box": I have read this book, in which argues for intelligent design. My reaction was that even improbable events, such as those Behe discusses, will probably happen, given enough time. What is the chanc...
by tps
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: The Beach Boys and the Tannerin
Replies: 1
Views: 32801

I brought this to the attention of Bob's producers, but on Monday's show Bob and Ted Libbey incorrectly mentioned the "Theremin" on Good Vibrations. Oops. Well at least they did correctly bring to light the contribtutions to spread spectrum radio made by composer George Antheil and actress Hedy Lama...
by tps
Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Today on the Program...
Topic: John Prine
Replies: 1
Views: 29611

John Prine

I'm listening to my favorite Bob Edwards musical interview this morning, John Prine. This is the third time Bob has aired the interview, but its as enjoyable as hearing a good, old friend. It doesn't get any better than this.