To listeners, line blurs between WGBH, WBUR

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Public Radio Rivalry

From the Boston Globe – 4/17/2010

Stations strive to gain distinctions that audiences, sponsors can hear

Both stations, which are independent and design their own programming schedules, also announced recent changes in their lineups. In January, for instance, WGBH launched two local midday shows anchored by the broadcaster’s familiar personalities: “Greater Boston’’ television host Emily Rooney and “Beat the Press’’ TV commentator Callie Crossley.

To continue to grow and retain listeners, WGBH has added five people to its radio division, including former BBC correspondent Phillip Martin as an investigative reporter. The station also recruited former Boston Phoenix media critic Adam Reilly as a producer for its “Greater Boston’’ program.

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WGBH bringing TV shows to radio

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Public Radio Rivalry

From the Boston Globe

WGBH said it plans to air more of its popular TV programs on the radio starting Tuesday as part of its effort to reinvent 89.7 FM as Boston’s next full-time news and information radio station – and set it apart from competitors that dominate the market.

WGBH officials said the station will draw from its catalog of TV programs such as “Beat The Press,’’ “Nova,’’ and “The News Hour’’ and adapt them for 89.7 FM. The station also will give WGBH’s “Greater Boston’’ TV host Emily Rooney and “Beat the Press’’ commentator Callie Crossley a midday weekday show to discuss local news. Their untitled show, set to start Jan. 4, will serve as the centerpiece of the new programming lineup that debuts Tuesday. Read more...

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