WGBH TV on the Radio - correction

Aaron Read friedbagels@gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 12:42:04 EST 2009

I hadn't really looked at the BBC-WS schedule but yeah, that's not an
ideal lineup for an American audience.  I suppose theoretically you
could tape-delay BBC NewsHour or something...although that's got its
own risks.

Speaking of D2D, it's also where News & Notes' cancellation hurts,
too.  I can't speak too much to TMM because I only hear it
occasionally, but at WEOS we aired N&N and from my perspective it was
a very good show.  Can't say if it "spoke" to an African-American
audience, but as a white man with limited understanding of race
relations, it did a good job of taking African-American issues and
making them more accessible to me.

Of course, another part of the problem is the 12n - 4pm is a "dead
zone" ratings-wise...it's hard to expend a lot of capital on a time
when you know that - like as not - nothing you do will garnish all
THAT many listeners.

- Aaron

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Sean Smyth <sean.smyth@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm not a Tell Me More fan, and the World Service's mid-afternoon schedule has pockets that don't seem to work for an American audience, which as Aaron says limits early afternoon programming. This is where Day to Day's cancellation hurts. For instance, previously WGBH could have had the second hour of Talk of the Nation to itself.
> This is the BBCWS schedule for tomorrow afternoon (EST). There seems to be some variation each day in the 2 p.m. ET block, so keep that in mind, too.
> Noon: Europe Today
> 1 p.m.: World, Have Your Say
> 2 p.m.: Documentary
> 2:30 p.m.: Americana
> 3 p.m.: Outlook
> 3:30 p.m.: The Strand

Aaron Read
WEOS 89.7FM General Manager
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