May 12, 2013
This is from the Manager’s Desk.
I’m sure you’ve heard that NPR is ending the broadcast run of “”Talk of the Nation” on June 27th. KGOU has carried “Talk of the Nation” since 1996 and you have consistently supported the program.
Because of the show’s popularity, we were just as surprised as you at the news.
Ending TOTN was not our decision, but we now must decide what to do next. NPR’s announcement also affected other program producers, and everyone’s plans are still in flux.
There is a Bob Dylan quote that fits here. “There is nothing so stable as change.” Various programs come and go, and I am confident that KGOU will find a program mix by July that meets the standards you’ve come to expect.
It will be unfamiliar at first, it will be different. But we will develop a new afternoon program schedule that upholds the mission and standards of public broadcasting.
Thanks. From the Manager’s Desk, I’m Karen Holp.