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The latest news from public broadcasting in a quick and daily podcast from Public Media Fans.

    PMD #32: Michigan Radio's 70th birthday!

    PMD #32: Michigan Radio's 70th birthday!

    Welcome to the weekend and Episode #32 of Public Media Daily, now in your podcast feed. Highlights from Thursday, July 5th include just two things...

    01) 91.5 KUSU-FM Logan introduces a new program on science and bringing scientists together to talk about science and life.

    02) Michigan Radio's 70th birthday!

    Please subscribe to this pod wherever you find it just by searching "Public Media Daily" and leave us a rating and a review as well. Your feedback is vital to this podcast and how it sound and how it works. You can go enjoy your weekend now.

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    PMD #31: WDET now reads part of the U.S. Constitution.

    PMD #31: WDET now reads part of the U.S. Constitution.

    It's the 4th of July edition of Public Media Daily, Episode #31. Not much happened during the holiday but some highlights from Wednesday, the 4th of July, 2018 include...

    1) 101.9 WDET Detroit is trying to start an NPR-inspired tradition by reading the Preamble and the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.

    2) 90.5 K*T Austin listeners get to decide which program will take over the Saturday 2:00 p.m. timeslot to replace Marketplace Weekend, which has ended production.

    3) WBAA West Lafayette's AM 920 translator on the FM dial (105.9 W290CM) has been having some problems since Tuesday.

    Please subscribe to our podcast wherever you get your shows and leave us a rating and a review. Your feedback is much appreciated and we hope you enjoyed the 4th of July, even if you're not from here.

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    NPR's voices reading the Declaration of Independence: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/04/623836154/a-july-4-tradition-npr-reads-the-declaration-of-independence

    WDET's voices reading the Preamble and the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution: https://wdet.org/posts/2017/07/04/85435-this-july-4th-know-your-bill-of-rights-a-wdet-primer/#.Wzy6wueLjpc.twitter

    PMD #30: Happy 4th of July!

    PMD #30: Happy 4th of July!

    It took forever but its now Episode #30 of Public Media Daily in your podcast feed. Highlights from Tuesday, July 3rd include...

    01) 94.9 KUOW Seattle and NPR are working on donations made by listeners tuning in through Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.

    02) Two retirements... Radio Kansas' music director Mark Simmons and WKNO's chief engineer Russ Abernathy.

    03) Two tower maintenances... WGVK-TV 52 Kalamazoo and 90.7 WMFE Orlando. Both were brief.

    04) NPR will continue its 30-year tradition by reading the Declaration of Independence during Morning Edition later today. Happy 4th of July! Its the USA's 242nd birthday.

    Programming note: PBS' annual A Capitol Fourth special hosted by John Stamos is at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and then seen again at 9:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. CT on most PBS stations.

    Leave us a rating and a review as feedback is vital. Let us know how we're doing and what we can do to improve this podcast. Please subscribe to this pod wherever you listen to your programs for past episodes and future updates. Listen in including the new Google Podcasts as well as TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts and pretty much everywhere else.

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    PMD #29: We're back... AGAIN!

    PMD #29: We're back... AGAIN!

    After a long period away, we're back! This is Episode #29 of Public Media Daily, now available on your podcast feed for the first time in weeks. Highlights from Friday, June 29th-Monday, July 2nd include...

    01) Texas Standard had Current's Dru Sefton on about the struggles PBS is having in Texas.

    02) KBYU is no longer a PBS affiliate. KUED is Utah's ONLY PBS affiliate now.

    03) 91.5 WUNC Chapel Hill adds The New Yorker Radio Hour and the How I Built This/Planet Money combo to its Sunday schedule.

    04) Nashville Public Radio adds 1A, another hour of Morning Edition and the BBC Newshour to its schedules.

    05) KTWU 11 Topeka decides to launch World on channel 11.2 to replace MHz Worldview.

    06) Capital Public Radio expands the Sunday overnight simulcast of the BBC World Service and moves Reveal on Sundays too.

    07) 90.7 WFAE Charlotte adds 1A and The Daily to its weekday schedule. Plus, the overnight BBC World Service simulcast got expanded too.

    08) Technical problems include 91.7 KOSU Stillwater - Oklahoma City getting hit by lightning in its antenna on Friday, two of WVTF Roanoke's Music stations suffering power outages and WVIA-TV 44 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton suffering quick problems on Monday afternoon.

    09) 103.3 KWBU-FM Waco turned 18 on July 1st. It signed on-the-air July 1st, 2000.

    10) Everything that you also missed since the last time we did the last episode in a brand new segment called "What You Missed."

    Please subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite shows and leave us a rating and a review as well. Also, let us know what we're doing great and what we can do to improve on.

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    PMD #28: Bill Littlefield is retiring.

    PMD #28: Bill Littlefield is retiring.

    We go Episode #28 of Public Media Daily inserted into your podcast feed. Check it out as we have the latest public media news inserted into here. Highlights from Thursday, June 7th include...

    1) Bill Littlefield is retiring after 35 years in public radio and 25 years hosting NPR and 90.9 WBUR Boston's Only A Game.

    2) KLRU 18 Austin is scheduled to move into its new building in 2020 and will be shared with the Austin Community College District.

    3) All of Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB)'s radio stations are scheduled to go off-the-air for at least two hours Saturday for maintenance.

    4) Former NPR reporter and editor John McChesney, who co-created the national desk, has passed away Tuesday at 78 from complications of leukemia.

    5) KTWU 11 Topeka will add World to its subchannel lineup in July.

    6) Reading Rainbow is 35 years old. The legendary PBS Kids program made its debut on June 6th, 1983. It went on to run until 2006, a 23 year run.

    Subscribe to this podcast, wherever you can find this episode (and there are plenty of platforms to subscribe on) and leave us a rating and a review before you head off into the weekend. Note, we'll be back on Tuesday and not on Monday due to personal commitments.

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    Reading Rainbow theme is courtesy of Reading Rainbow and WNED-TV 17 Buffalo with YouTube audio from user fraust076.

    PMD #27: The shortest episode ever.

    PMD #27: The shortest episode ever.

    A very short episode of Public Media Daily for you today, Episode #27, for your Thursday morning.
    Highlights from Wednesday, June 6th include a new report from The Pew Research Center indicating the state of public media on various factors including investments into newsrooms, economics and audience figures. That report can be found on our twitter page @PubMediaFans with a link detailing more information. Also, 89.3 WFPL Louisville will launch a new podcast next week that's similar to a podcast that 90.1 KUER Salt Lake City is doing.

    This is probably the shortest episode we've every done but hopefully more news will come out for tomorrow's program. Subscribe wherever you can find this podcast or hear our host's voice. Also, leave us a rating and a review to help us grow and make this show better.

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