XRAY-FM of Portland reports that morning show host Carl Wolfson will say goodbye on Monday, February 15, during the course of his 7-9 am program. We’ve written about Wolfson’s impending exit, he citing listeners angry about his comments critical of presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders.
In an email blast XRAY adds: “to our members and friends: Yes, we will continue our commitment to helping people know and understand what’s going on in our democracy and our city. While it would be impossible to replace Carl in the Morning, we will ensure that smart, funny, energetic, and progressive programming takes its place.”
Meanwhile: congratulations to Haliburton country community radio station Canoe FM for receiving a Ontario Library Association Media and Communications Award. The OLA praises Canoe for showcasing the work of “libraries and librarians in a constructive light, breaking down stereotypical images often associated with the profession.”
I second this motion, having spent some of Thursday morning listening to Canoe’s regular show Library Moments. One episode from last October focuses on reading books while in prison. Very interesting stuff.
In other news: the Pacifica Radio Archives has raised around $2,700 of its $10k GoFundMe goal. The campaign’s latest update features a SoundCloud upload of Pacifica’s historic interview with Rosa Parks in 1956.
Finally: I have to admit that I don’t understand most of what this guy at UK based SpiceFM community radio is saying (I think it’s mostly Hindi with a bit of English), but I totally love him and the music anyway:
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