Monday, July 21, 2008

Colorado Public Redundancy

Here is another complaint from The Daily Camera regarding Colorado Public Radio's move of KVOD to 88.1-FM in Denver. Roger Cichorz, a KVOD listener, asks some important questions regarding the downgrade of KVOD. CPR celebrated -- and to some degree, warned about -- the move "back to FM." But if 1490-AM is still on the air (it is), carrying NPR news in northern Colorado including Boulder, and if 90.1-FM covers both Denver and Boulder, then there seems to be an overage of KCFR news coverage while there are enormous gaps KVOD classical music coverage. As a matter of fact, you can now get NPR news from Centennial-based, Colorado Public Radio on three different and over-lapping stations in the north metro area: 1340-AM, 1490-AM and on 90.1-FM. Sounds like Colorado Public Redundancy to me.

In the immortal words of CPR President Max Wycisk, more public radio IS better for everyone -- especially when part of CPR's mission is to blast KUNC listeners with KCFR's competing content from National Public Radio throughout northern Colorado. It sounds to me like CPR knows exactly what it is doing -- LITERALLY!

4 comments:

G-Man said...

Count me as one former CPR supporter. I emailed them and asked that my monthly pledge be cancelled, since I'm so steamed that I can't get KVOD here in Boulder any more.

They complied without a comment.

Arrogant dorks!

Jimmy James Jr. said...

G-Man,

Colorado Public Radio strategy is duck and cover. Pretty pathetic strategy, but it is what they know. They all came of age in the 60s

Thanks for the comment,

JJJ

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