In this week’s issue… Boston’s talk scene shuffles again – RI manager ousted – WLNG’s Potz to retire – TV affiliation change in Canada
Almost 40 years after making TV history by launching a pioneering satellite interconnection system, PBS is moving ahead with plans to return most of its distribution to ground level via a new fiber-based system that promises more versatility and a new level of cooperation with the Public Radio Satellite System.
There’s plenty of premium real estate for sale at any given time high in the hills above Los Angeles. But one particular listing literally towers a mile above the rest: After more than 60 years, the family of broadcasting pioneer John H. Poole is selling a tower site he built from the ground up, way back in 1953, atop California’s iconic Mount Wilson.
As recently as a few months ago, the idea of a U.S. orchestra and pubcaster originating a live concert broadcast from Havana would have been unthinkable. With the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, it’s about to become a reality.