Friday, June 22, 2007

Livingston Associates: A Public Media Search Firm.

Colorado Public Radio (KCFR in Denver, Colorado) is using Livingston Associates to search for a new Managing Editor for their interview show, Colorado Matters. Current.Org, the Public Broadcasting trade magazine, has the job posted too.

"We’re looking for an experienced public radio journalist and manager to serve as Managing Editor for Colorado Matters, our flagship daily interview program. To lead a team of producers and freelancers who have extensive radio and print experience. To help coordinate enhanced website content. This position involves collaboration with the Colorado Matters host, the Executive Producer for KCFR News, and other staff throughout the organization. Equal Opportunity Employer."

This posting really begs the question, does ONLY ONE local news show a "flagship" make? If so, that is one, big slow battleship in a very small navy! Also, it begs another question. Could a candidate get the job by simply copy-editing (basic grammar, usage, and punctuation) the job announcement and blogging on this site? If so, I think I am qualified to work at--wait, I mean manage for--KCFR News.

Redacted Content Below*
(By the way, if this position is available, then why is Former Managing Producer David Hill pictured on the KCFR website? He is on the bottom row, second from the right, between Senator Ken Salazar and Congressman Tom Tancredo. Is David Hill still getting a paycheck? I hope so!)

*Colorado Public Radio FINALLY changed this one. There is an updated picture of the CURRENT KCFR News Staff on the site now. Of course, this makeshift picture will likely be replaced when they re-hire this position. Whew!

Did You Ever Wonder?

Billy Crystal and Christoper Guest did a sketch (Willie and Frankie) on Saturday Night Live that began with, "Did you ever wonder . . ." Then they would go on to describe some painful bodily invasion like, " . . . what would happen if you stuck an icepick in your eye?"

In keeping with that theme, did you ever wonder what your local public radio stations are worth or what their employees get paid? It might be more (or less) than you think. Some of this financial information may be news to you. It certainly was news to me.

You can download and compare documents here. They are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Colorado Public Radio Form 990 from 2003.
Colorado Public Radio Form 990 from 2004.
Colorado Public Radio Form 990 from 2005.

KUVO Form 990 from 2003.
KUVO Form 990 from 2004.
KUVO Form 990 from 2005.

Aspen Public Radio Form 990 from 2001.
Aspen Public Radio Form 990 from 2003.
Aspen Public Radio Form 990 from 2004.

KUNC Form 990 from 2003.
KUNC Form 990 from 2004.
KUNC Form 990 from 2005.

KDNK Form 990 from 2003.
KDNK Form 990 from 2004.
KDNK Form 990 from 2005.

KVNF Form 990 from 2003.
KVNF Form 990 from 2004.
KVNF Form 990 from 2005.

KGNU Form 900 from 2001.
KGNU Form 900 from 2002.
KGNU Form 900 from 2003.

KSUT Form 990 from 2003.
KSUT Form 990 from 2004.
KSUT Form 990 from 2005.

KBUT Form 990 from 2003.
KBUT Form 990 from 2004.
KBUT Form 990 from 2005.

KCSU Form 990 from 2002.
KCSU Form 990 from 2003.
KCSU Form 990 from 2004.

KAFM Form 990 from 2003.
KAFM Form 990 from 2004.
KAFM Form 990 from 2005.

KCME Form 990 from 2003.
KCME Form 990 from 2004.
KCME Form 990 from 2005.

KRFC Form 900 from 2002.
KRFC Form 900 from 2003.
KRFC Form 900 from 2004.

KYGT Form 900 from 2003.
KYGT Form 900 from 2004.
KYGT Form 900 from 2005.

Summit Public Radio and TV Form 900 from 2004.
Summit Public Radio and TV Form 900 from 2005.
Summit Public Radio and TV Form 900 from 2006.

*All documents provided by GuideStar.Org.

Charles Hanes: Louisville's Village Idiot.

Village idiot, Charles Hanes, shows his fundamental lack of knowledge about public radio here, as he completely misses the point (of course) of Michael Roberts' entire article in Westword.

You can give him a call or send him a letter here:

Charles M. Hanes
6899 Club Circle
Louisville, CO
(303) 665-8856

Name and city was provided by the village idiot himself. The remainder of the information was provided by DexOnline.

"Going Public" in Denver Westword.

Read the article about Colorado Public Radio former Board Member, Frances Koncilja, in "Going Public," from Denver Westword.

Thursday, June 21, 2007