The Web vs. NPR

This week my radio listening is being interrupted by pledge breaks on my local NPR station. This points out another way in which the web can do things old media cannot. Often subscribing to a web site will allow you to avoid being interrupted by ads. It is a shame there is no way for members to similarly bypass NPR pledge breaks.

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    Leslie Parsley says:

    I’m getting more and more disenchanted with NPR. As petty as it may seem I’d like a little more music during the weekdays and on weekends – preferably without repeating Sat. programs on Sun.

    More importantly, NPR is losing it’s objectivity and joining the MSM with its conservative slant.  Hoping to attract more corporate dollars?

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    James says:

    NPR has an excellent web presence and a good, improving mobile application. No pledge drives present. I hook up my iPhone to the car stereo, or queue up a bunch of interesting audio programs on my home stereo while I’m cooking or relaxing at the end of the day and away we go.
    I don’t hear the conservative slant. Examples?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    In the past I would download podcasts. More recently I got the NPR app for the droid which allows listening to a variety of NPR stations or stream podcasts. Still it is so much more convenient to just turn on the radio as usually there are no commercials/pledge breaks.

    NPR does have some conservatives working for them but overall they still have excellent programming.

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