Sunday, July 31, 2011

MMMM # 156-- Now the sets are REALLY empty.

      Friday was lockup day for APT in Montgomery. The final employees (except for one, an engineer needed to keep some of the nine stations on-air) left the building and locked the doors. Now there isn't a single APT locally produced program.
     Even On The Job, a business program, is produced by AIDT and handed over to the "network" for broadcast. The studios are silent.

     The Washington Post had a column on Sunday about PBS, from which a huge chunk of APT's programming now comes. The column says the PUBLIC network is exploring little, er, "breaks" during programs. If it sounds like a commercial and looks like a commercial and....yup, they're considering what looks for all the world like commercial breaks. The primary thing that used to make PBS different.

[The Monday Morning Media Memo is a regular feature of this blog.]

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