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Old 08-30-2004, 08:44 AM   #1
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The NY Times arts section has an article today about the tension between NPR and local member stations as NPR's resources swell. Here's a link: "All Things Considered, NPR's Growing Clout Alarms Stations", by Lynette Clemetson (registration required).

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Much of the anxiety about NPR's growth has less to do with changes at NPR than with broader changes on the radio landscape.

Satellite radio companies are fast expanding their services to include channels with public-radio-like content and sensibility. Last month XM Satellite Radio - the largest satellite operator, with 2.1 million subscribers - announced that it had hired Bob Edwards, the former host of NPR's flagship news program "Morning Edition," for a competing morning broadcast.

That move sparked fears among public radio stations that NPR, to remain competitive, might consider offering "Morning Edition" and its other staple, "All Things Considered," to Sirius Satellite Radio, XM's rival. The two NPR-produced programs are keys to sustaining listenership and fund-raising for many public radio stations, which pay millions in annual dues and programming fees to NPR to support their production.

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NPR has a contract to program two Sirius channels, NPR Talk and NPR Now. But Mr. Klose said there were no plans to add the top-rated news programs to its satellite lineup against station wishes. "We will respond to the will of the system," he said. "And the will of the system right now is that they should be where they are."

Still, executives at both NPR and the two satellite companies speak of their continuing flirtation as something that will eventually bloom into a more serious relationship.

Jay Clark, executive vice president of programming at Sirius, said he hoped to add NPR's top programs to his schedule "down the line." And XM is poised to approach NPR when its contract with Sirius expires in 2007.

"I love 'Morning Edition' and 'All Thing Considered,' " said Hugh Panero, XM's president and chief executive. "I would love, when it becomes appropriate, to explore having them on XM Satellite Radio, and I hope NPR would be open to exploring making them available to the largest possible audience."
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The NY Times arts section has an article today about the tension between NPR and local member stations as NPR's resources swell. Here's a link: "All Things Considered, NPR's Growing Clout Alarms Stations", by Lynette Clemetson (registration required).

Here are some excerpts relevant to satellite radio:

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Much of the anxiety about NPR's growth has less to do with changes at NPR than with broader changes on the radio landscape.

Satellite radio companies are fast expanding their services to include channels with public-radio-like content and sensibility. Last month XM Satellite Radio - the largest satellite operator, with 2.1 million subscribers - announced that it had hired Bob Edwards, the former host of NPR's flagship news program "Morning Edition," for a competing morning broadcast.

That move sparked fears among public radio stations that NPR, to remain competitive, might consider offering "Morning Edition" and its other staple, "All Things Considered," to Sirius Satellite Radio, XM's rival. The two NPR-produced programs are keys to sustaining listenership and fund-raising for many public radio stations, which pay millions in annual dues and programming fees to NPR to support their production.

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NPR has a contract to program two Sirius channels, NPR Talk and NPR Now. But Mr. Klose said there were no plans to add the top-rated news programs to its satellite lineup against station wishes. "We will respond to the will of the system," he said. "And the will of the system right now is that they should be where they are."

Still, executives at both NPR and the two satellite companies speak of their continuing flirtation as something that will eventually bloom into a more serious relationship.

Jay Clark, executive vice president of programming at Sirius, said he hoped to add NPR's top programs to his schedule "down the line." And XM is poised to approach NPR when its contract with Sirius expires in 2007.

"I love 'Morning Edition' and 'All Thing Considered,' " said Hugh Panero, XM's president and chief executive. "I would love, when it becomes appropriate, to explore having them on XM Satellite Radio, and I hope NPR would be open to exploring making them available to the largest possible audience."
That would be great. Lets hope this happens soon.
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I think if SIRIUS and NPR want to compete head to head with XM's Public Radio offering. This is exacty what they should do. But if I were SIRIUS i would try to extend that exclusive contact as long as I could.
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If true, this is good news!! Often people see NPR and suppose that Morning Edition is included.... hope to see it included soon!!
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I would not be surprised if there were some folks at NPR who would like to crush Bob Edwards. Maybe Sirius can give them that chance...Morning Edition vs. the ME-wannebe.
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Not just All Things Considered, they need to start doing shows at the proper time. NPR Now should be what's actually playing Now, not a collection of various shows played at delayed times. That makes call in shows impossible and the news content feel stale. What good is an NPR Talk if you can't talk on any of the shows?

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The wannabe being what ME is these days, right?
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For those who haven't noticed, Sirius lost The Connection and Here and Now to XM. The Connection is a great show. XM is only going to broadcast it live; Sirius had three or four repeats across the two NPR channels, so it's a loss to all Connection fans. Replaced by the much-less-interesting Radio Times.

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Not just All Things Considered, they need to start doing shows at the proper time. NPR Now should be what's actually playing Now, not a collection of various shows played at delayed times.
Indeed. Those delayed phone-ins are one of the reasons I always get the feeling that the Sirius NPR streams don't quite fill their potential.

I can only hope that ME and ATC appear...perhaps them being part of some kind of NPR news stream equivalent to the BBC WS, but with a US bias rather than a UK one, would be _really_ nice.
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There's really no such thing as national "Live" for ATC and ME. The first airing of ATC begins at 4PM ET, which is useless in the West. Even many East Coast stations begin it at 5.

Certain programs really should be live. XM will broadcast "Here and Now" live, but has "As it Happens" on about a four hour delay.

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I see no reason for Sirius or XM to carry ME or ATC, at least at the time of the original broadcast. Is there anywhere in the country that these programs can't be received on FM? In most places, you can get them on multiple stations.

What could be useful would be for these programs to be repeated later in the day for those of us who are unable to hear them when they are originally broadcast.
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I see no reason for Sirius or XM to carry ME or ATC, at least at the time of the original broadcast. Is there anywhere in the country that these programs can't be received on FM? In most places, you can get them on multiple stations.
That makes sense, but if you're going to carry stuff like NPR call-ins, you might as well do it right.

Who wants to listen to call-in shows on delay?
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The entire west coast does, most syndicated talk shows are aired on the west coast on a 3 hour or more delay. Ever wonder why most of the calls are from the east coast?
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