Dear Friends,

atc_color_head_sm1Today KRCC will begin airing All Things Considered in lieu of The World from PRI, starting at 4pm. We made this difficult decision in order to cut our programming budget. Costs for NPR have gone up in the past year due to a mandatory increase in fees due to NPR’s digital transition for all member stations. To make up for the costs we’ve incurred, we’ve had to make a change in programming, which means cutting The World from our line-up, for now. In the future we’re considering bringing back The World in the 7pm Democracy Now! slot, which performs poorly in terms of ratings, but very well in terms of member votes… it’s a conundrum for us. We’re also interested in bringing Marketplace to southern Colorado, but for being a half an hour show, its cost is huge. We’ll make further decisions in the next fiscal year, which begins in July.

Earth/Sky will cease production in June. It’s been a staple on KRCC for well over a decade and we’ll miss the program. In its place we’re exploring the possibility of adding an astonomy module, or perhaps an independent film module. If there is a module you’ve heard in your travels, leave a note in the comments and we’ll explore it!

As always, if you’d like to give feedback, please email me delaney(at)krcc.org.

Best,

DelaneySig

Delaney Utterback
General Manager
KRCC-FM

 

3 Responses to Communique: It’s the End of the World, Earth and Sky?

  1. Cyndy Kulp says:

    All the programming cuts that you have made/are making have really taken away from my enjoyment of listening to KRCC. The World is probably the third of my favorite programs to get the axe, in addition to Etown and Bob Edwards weekend. And the shows that you are substituting are not as good. Earlier, you eliminated the HD 2 radio broadcast, after encouraging us to buy HD radios….. I miss listening to Democracy Now at 6 AM on my HD 2 radio, the computer is just not that convenient.
    KRCC is supposed to be “member supported” radio, yet we find out about your decisions after they are announced. Should be a better mechanism for members to be included in these discussions — if you want our cash, give us something to say about where the cuts will be. You use this individual, anonymous process that does not involve your members in a meaningful way.

  2. Denise Naughton says:

    I ditto exactly with Cyndy Kulp’s e mail. The program I’m listening to now is so mediocre that I find myself actually writing yet another e mail. I want Bob Edwards back. It’s hard to believe that two hours of All Things considered costs less than one hour of The World. Earth and Sky was great information. And back to Kulp”s e mail ALL of it.

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