Tuesday, January 4, 2011
We found the slide show quite interesting and thought we would share it with you (it's just over 7 minutes long): http://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/2010/12/27/132105689/audio-gallery-behind-the-scenes-at-talk-of-the-nation?sc=nl&cc=omb-20101222
Friday, December 10, 2010
"Intelsat, the owner of the Galaxy 16 Satellite from which the PRSS transmits, has advised us that the potential exists for a service interruption later this month.
Galaxy 16’s sister satellite - Galaxy 15 - has been slowly drifting eastward since it stopped responding to earth station commands in early April. It is expected to enter or “fly-by” Galaxy 16’s orbital position on or about December 26. Intelsat has informed us that because Galaxy 15’s transmission system remains fully functional, there is a possibility that it could interfere with transmissions from Galaxy 16. However, Intelsat has further informed us that since losing control of Galaxy 15 the satellite has passed through the orbital positions of several other satellites without causing any service disruptions."
I read that as: "Houston, there might be a problem, but just keep carrying on, and you'll know if there is a real problem when your signal disappears; then you can panic."
So we'll wait to see if anything happens, but it gives me pause at the amazing chain delivering the national signal almost instantly to all affiliates. I thought you might appreciate the momentary feeling of awe too.
Oh, and Happy Holidays! May you avoid all potential catastrophic failure.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Many of you already have received our latest quarterly newsletter called, "The Voice." In the rush to get out the newsletter crammed with information, one article was missed in the final printing. Here's that article from WVPE Program Director, Lee Burdorf who wrote:
WVPE gets its audience measurements from Arbitron, the leading radio research organization, which samples hundreds of Michiana residents for three months twice each year. For the fall 2009 survey, we were pleased to achieve 24th best share in the nation – WVPE’s total audience compared as a percentage to the total audience in the market listening to radio.
The spring 2010 ratings brought an even nicer surprise. The Arbitron surveys show 83,800 people listened to WVPE each week in the rating period – April-June. We haven’t had ratings that high since 2004 when it was almost 75,000; last spring it was 58,400. The average listening audience for any given quarter hour in spring 2010 was 5,100. The previous high was 3,400.
The station became the #1 Michiana radio station Saturdays from 8am-3pm. And our #1 show, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me can boast a weekly audience of nearly 22,000 people.
While we anticipate the signal increase will keep these fabulous numbers in future Arbitron surveys, we hope many of these new listeners will see value in pledging support to keep the programming coming their way.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
In case you missed them, here they are:
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