Category Archives: Pittsburgh

..they pull me back in.

I’m back.  Back to public radio. At first, the clip from “The Godfather, Part III” came to mind: As apt as that Al Pacino moment may seem in the context of going back to the realm of coffee mugs and … Continue reading

Posted in NPR, Pittsburgh, State Theatre, UAB, Uniontown, WBHM, WDUQ, WKRP | 1 Comment

The Kind Recognition of Your Peers

In May and July of 2011, some last bits of tribute were paid to the first public radio station in Pittsburgh. Before this is all-too-distant memory, I thought it a good idea to share those awards. May 9, 2011 At … Continue reading

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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish*

Douglas Adams. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks to my time in public radio, I got to meet and interview him in 1982. My time in public radio has offered me many great opportunities to meet, interview and engage with … Continue reading

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The balance between silicon and carbon

This past month or so has been really busy. The future of my workplace has been in flux My parents’ health, a concern And in the midst of it all, I witnessed an amazing confluence of things digital (silicon) and … Continue reading

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Remembering Daniel Schorr

The passing, today, of Daniel Schorr at the age of 93 is a time for appreciation, sadness and remembering. I met Mr. Schorr a few times over the past many years, but it was more likely from my getting into … Continue reading

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How twitter (and Facebook) can save NPR in Pittsburgh

WDUQ, Pittsburgh’s leading public radio station, may or may not continue as a public radio station. Duquesne University has put the station up for sale. The lone public radio bidder, Pittsburgh Public Media (PPM), is led by station management, staff … Continue reading

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Great Brands Deliver

Apple does not rely on focus groups. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use focus groups, but it does lead to an important point: Apple is sure of its brand. Apple has had a tumultuous history. Today, the company has a … Continue reading

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