NERW 5/25/2015: After the Old Rush


In this week’s issue… Boston’s talk scene shuffles again – RI manager ousted – WLNG’s Potz to retire – TV affiliation change in Canada

Current: PBS, NPR Test IP-Based Interconnection

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.

Radio World: LA Tower Site is Full of History

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.