Wednesday, April 05, 2006

EuroQuest on Washington Post Radio


Washington Post Radio is a new commercial venture by the quality American broadsheet. WPR is also a new Radio Netherlands partner station taking a number of Radio Netherlands programs including EuroQuest. Working with a commercial broadcaster is bit of departure for us here at Radio Netherlands. Our charter does not allow us to earn money in any way, which is why we give our programming to partner stations free of charge; all we ask is appropriate accreditation. They're also doing live streaming so check it out and tell us what you think. I know I'm curious.

The schedule is Saturday's from 6-7 AM EST and 10:30 PM to Midnight. All times are EST which is -4 GMT.

All of this begs the question: should public radio mix with private? Share your thoughts below...
-Leave your comments on this new development below-

2 Comments:

At 6:14 AM, Blogger weatherall said...

Jonathan:

> Our charter does not allow us to earn money in any way

I was quite surprised to hear this. International shortwave broadcasters do not broadcast advertisements in my experience, but I would think nothing of it if a station charged for redistributed content.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Jonathan Groubert said...

Yes, well considering the increasing commercialization of even public media, it wouldn't surprise me if the charter one day changes. On the other hand, it does increase our competitveness in a saturated market like the US.

 

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