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eric jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Sat Mar 26 10:58:59 EST 2005

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 00:37:43 -0500, Ken Irwin <ken-irwin at comcast.net>  

> Steve,
> I hope that all went well with the "two days of strategic planning
> meetings."  That sounds pretty intimidating to me since most "strategic
> planning" I have seen in radio for the past 30 years has meant more crap,
> and less good programming.  Whether you are an NPR affiliate, a College
> station, or a (good lord, do they exist?) commercial station programming
> jazz it is often a fight to keep our music on the air and available to  
> our
> listeners.  I have the utmost respect for you Steve, and any "strategic
> planning" at WGBH should involve insuring the continuation of the  
> wonderful
> programming that you have been involved in.

WGBH is about to cutback it's jazz programing. My show now airs Mon -  
Thurs 7 pm - mid. Steve's show airs the same hours on Friday. Starting May  
30, 'GBH will air a talk show from 7 pm to 8 pm Mon - Fri. I'm not sure  
what's going on in Steve's hour but Chris Lydon will host a talk show  
before I come on.

Basically PRI came with a deal (money) that WGBH accepted. Chris has been  
trying to get my first hour for about 4 years and he was turned down. The  
merits of his offering are not what got him his new show. Money got him  
his new show.

Eric Jackson
Monday thru Thursday 7 PM to Midnight
WGBH Boston 89.7 FM

> Ken Irwin
> Jazz Music Director, and host of Java Jazz
> WMUA 91.1 FM
> University of Massachusetts
> 105 Lincoln Campus Center
> Amherst, Ma 01003
> jazz at wmua.org
> 413-545-2876


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