Friday, April 30, 2004

G'bye Bob

Drove over to Umstead Park to do my run this morning and had a chance to hear a little bit of Bob Edwards' last "Morning Edition" broadcast. Having telecommuted for most of the last 4 years, I haven't had occasion to listen to the show much lately, but there were many years when I heard it every single day. I knew it was time for the weekend when Edwards had his talk with Red Barber every Friday morning.

I have no idea what NPR was thinking in making the move, but I can't imagine it is being well-received. It certainly didn't appear to be handled very well. My impression of the core audience of "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" is that they frankly don't like change, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out at pledge time (which on WUNC now seems to be every other freaking week...).

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