Friday, February 8, 2008
One of the best local (Baltimore-Washington-Frederick) shows on public radio is gone (the other that comes to mind is the Diane Rehm Show). The president of WYPR has posted a letter addressing the issue, but provides no reason. Apparently the issue was ratings. Unfortunately they've replaced the Steiner Show with national shows, and so now WYPR (Your Public Radio) has no high quality local programming. To top that off, WYPR's The Signal today featured pseudoscience, a "ghost historian" who started the show off with a gauss meter. Give me a break. One has to wonder about the station management, and whether quality information is a priority at WYPR. Certainly quality local programming is not.