"Savvy Traveler" Waves Goodbye

Eli Polonsky elipolo@earthlink.net
Sat Mar 6 12:51:14 EST 2004

Well, without giving any personal opinion, I will mention that, for
what it's worth, in last winter's book during that expanded Iraq war
coverage, WBUR came in #1 in the 25-54 demo in the Boston Arbitrons,
beating even WBZ. As far as I know, it was the first and only time
they did that. In the 12+ book in that period they were #3, behind
WBZ and WMJX. I know we're not supposed to post current ratings, but
hopefully it's not a problem to post past ones from a year ago.

And as for staying awake, it ain't easy!

Eli Polonsky

On 3/6/04 8:57 AM, "Dan Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote:

> I wasn't comparing the BBC with CNN or NECN. I don't have cable and don't
> watch either one. I was comparing the BBC with NPR's own news and that of
> the CBC, which I consider just about right in tone--except, for example,
> when Saddam Hussein was apprehended and NPR went to all Saddam 24/7 for how
> may days? In that case, I think the answer to the question "Hussein?" was
> "Certainly NOT NPR." Apparently some news junkies come across with big $$$
> for NPR and NPR feels that in special situations, the more time they devote
> to news, the more $$$ will flow in. People who think that there was a need
> for Saddam 24/7 may (on average) have lots of money, but that doesn't stop
> them from being airheads. Maybe expanding the TOH news from 5 minutes to 10
> with 1-minute headline updates at :30 would have been justified. What NPR
> did actually demeaned the value of news by creating a memory of the endless
> vapid vamping and filling. It was lousy news reporting and even worse radio.
> --
> Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
> eFax 707-215-6367

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