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Entries from December 2004

The Plan for Iowa Public Radio, Part 1

December 27th, 2004 · No Comments

The new network involves University of Northern Iowa stations KUNI (90.9 FM) and KHKE (89.5 FM) in Eastern Iowa, University of Iowa stations WSUI (910 AM) and KSUI (91.7 FM) in Iowa City, and Iowa State University stations WOI-AM (640) and WOI-FM (90.1) in Ames.

Each station will retain its on-air call letters, but will identify itself as part of “Iowa Public Radio” beginning sometime in summer 2005. The plan also proposes a future network affiliate station based in Sioux City to cover the western part of the state.

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Tags: Public Broadcasting

Weighing in on the Anchors

December 13th, 2004 · No Comments

It’s amazing that the network news has lasted in its same form for so long. Aside from technical improvements, the format of the evening news is surprisingly unchanged from 1963, when CBS (with Walter Cronkite) was the first to switch from 15-minute to 30-minute evening newscasts.

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Tags: Media Economics · Television News