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KPBS Strengthens News Service

To those missing Performance Today:

Streaming virtually whenever you want it. . . or go to their web site

and listen whenever you want to.

Face it, KPBS (and terrestrial radio in general), you're done for. Anyone with a cell phone and a halfway decent data plan simply won't bother even turning on the radio any longer.

May 25, 2011 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

To those that are disappointed with KPBS's lack of originality in its programming: point your browser to and check out the hundreds, if not thousands, of program sources, running everything from bluegrass to bach and everything in between, before, and after. Get the BBC straight from the source. Find jazz programming that recognizes that jazz didn't stop when Miles Davis died (KSDS, I'm talking to you, fellah). News from the Voice of America or the CBC (what NPR wants to be when it grows up).

Seriously, you never need (or want) to listen to KPBS again.

May 25, 2011 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

Yeah, there are too many "ands" in that third paragraph. So sue me.

May 22, 2011 at 7:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

@LynnSC: To reiterate, if you want diverse programming, is your friend (I have nothing to do with the site other than being a happy user thereof).

Every time I hear KPBS announcers say "Where news matters" I mentally add ". . . but not very much."

I've heard or seen significant errors of fact in their local reporting, both on air and on the web site, and have attempted to alert them to their mistakes via email and I have never seen them make a correction, much less even received the courtesy of a form letter reply.

As for KPBS TV, it's completely unwatchable, with their constant tin-cup fund raising on the weekends or repeats of repeats of repeats of Lawrence Welk (really?!? I'm an old geezer myself and I can't stand the smarmishness of it -- I can't imagine anyone under 90 being attracted) or Brit comedies that weren't all that funny in the first run, even if you got all the cultural references. But, as Alton Brown puts it, that's another show.

Your computer or your smart phone is definitely your friend. There are hundreds of competently run public and noncommercial stations out there streaming everything from bluegrass to Beethoven and all point in between and you'll never have to put up with KPBS's lack of programming imagination again.

May 22, 2011 at 7:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

So, true, plaindave. is definitely your friend. You'll find broadcast streams of hundreds of noncommercial stations, foreign and domestic. The BBC alone will fill virtually all of your needs and desires for news, music, comedy, etc.

And you'll never have to listen to the Amateur Hour that is KPBS "These Days" ever again. . .

May 21, 2011 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPBS Strengthens News Service

Oh, my.

Why not call it "Snooze and Information?"

Once again KPBS collects a selection of tired and generally mediocre programming to fill its broadcast day.

Didn't KPBS try this before and didn't it fall on its face before? Is there an ounce of originality anywhere on the San Diego radio dial (don't bother answering, just tuning around the answer is obvious on the face of it).

Thank goodness the signals from KCRW, KUSC, KPCC, and KPFK (and repeaters thereof) are sufficiently strong in North County as to make even owning a radio worthwhile.

Once again my choice to be an Angel level member of KCRW is reaffirmed.

May 21, 2011 at 1:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )