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my radio show

Missouri
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Dear Sir I am a record collector and have produced 50's groups in the recording studio, but now I create my own generic radio show of one hour that can be played anywhere and I am looking for more outlets for it to air or put on pod cast or internet I shall email a sample upon request. Here are the present outlets Jerry Zwecher count-doowop@juno.com______________________________________________________________ radio show "down the road apiece "with countdoowop (1945-1965) doowop,(group Harmony) blues,jazz,gospel, pop http://Blast1386.com Blast 1386 is the radio station of Reading College UK Sundays at 18:00 Greenwich Mean time --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kboo.fm/downtheroad you can listen to all the shows anytime on pod cast _______________________________________________________________ http://www.sthoerfunk.de/ 97.5 FM and 104.8 FM new radio show "down the road apiece" with countdoowop (1945-1965) doowop,(group Harmony) blues,jazz,gospel, pop saturday 5PM & wednesday 7:00 AM central european time this show is from crailsheim , germany

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KPBS in San Diego -- Inability to adhere to it's own published schedule

California
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A week ago I sat to watch an episode of Finding Your Roots -- which I had recorded a few days earlier on KPBS in San Diego. Instead I was watching the 1st half of an American Experience documentary on Woodstock. It was fascinating, but I only got to see the 1st half, since it was supposed to be a 1-hour show. I contacted the station to see when it would be re-broadcast, and they said it would not be! (And why didn't they show it this past week, which was the 50th anniversary of this legendary festival? They gave no answer.) This has happened dozens and dozens of times -- the Cox cable guide says one thing, but they show something else. We get 500 channels on our cable system, and 499 of them adhere to their schedule once they release it to the cable companies and the media. Why can't KPBS? It is so frustrating!!! I've complained to them via e-mail and phone calls many times, but they persist!

They said I should check their web-site, but this entails leaving the sofa, going to the back room, waiting three minutes while the computer boots up, Googling their web-site, navigating it to find the schedule, and then running back to the living room – hoping I won’t forget the programming information. Why can’t they just provide the cable company with an accurate schedule, and then stick to it?

Is this typical of PBS stations around the country, or is KPBS terribly mismanaged? We have supported them with our membership in the past, but now perhaps we will start sending our donations to the stations who generate such excellent programming. Can you help us?

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WAMC

July 2019
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Hi, I’m calling regarding the administration of WAMC in Albany. I’ve never really encountered anything like WAMC. This morning, there was an interview by a man by the name of Chartock, who I believe is CEO and President of the station. He referred to President Trump as a nightmare in an aside during an aside during an interview with some dance official. It was not even germane as far as I can tell. This is some kind of throwaway line constantly operating the station as. It's quite incredible. There are roundtables every day. Roundtables, to me, usually means there are different perspectives. There are no different perspectives on these roundtables. They’re all the same. There’s just towing the line, which I would say is progressive, not even mainstream Democratic, but really Progressive. Now the community, is a very liberal one, so I’m sure that not too many people will mind. I don’t understand how the government is supporting this kind of enterprise. I can’t imagine how this could be conceived as any kind of balanced programming. I really think somebody ought to look into before the newspaper or some other electronic journalist gets into it.  

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PBS NewsHour

August 2019
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I want to comment on Yamiche Alcindor, who I understand is the White House Reporter for the PBS Newshour. I think she is usually among the press corps questioning Trump. I think he stuck the “fake news” tag on her when she’s questioning him. What I would say is, I don’t think she has to go back and forth to say that he tells lies and that he is a liar. I think what she could do is say, “no sir, that is not true” when he says that she is fake news. I think that’s what the reporters should do when he says the reporters are “fake news” and just leave it at that. Instead of making any attacks on his veracity. If he’s attacking a reporter's character without warrant, then they have every right to yell that out.  

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PBS NewsHour

July 2019
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On a recent episode of your NewsHour, David Brooks, your phony baloney faux conservative claimed that the census question had never been asked. That was a blatant lie and Amna Nawaz knew it was a lie. You twice lied. PBS is not public television. You are progressive left-wing television. There is no one on PBS that represents the 63 million people that voted for Donald Trump. Instead, you regard us as irredeemable and deplorable. You are the deplorable, the scum of the earth. You have no intellectual or moral integrity. I would say that David Brooks lied on that occasion and Am knew it was a lie. You’re just left-wing hacks.  

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Reception

July 2019
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I just wanted to mention how very sad it is that people can’t get public broadcasting stations over the air unless they live certain areas. I have an excellent attenta and I can always get Fox but I can only get WTTW when you’re having a fundraiser event. Other than that, I don’t. As a taxpayer, although I’m working poor so I don’t pay a lot towards you, I think its really sad that there is no effort made to ensure that the working poor who need this type of television programming are considered. That’s my comment, very sad. I miss watching many, many programs, but I’m poor so you don’t care.  

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PBS NewsHour

June 2019
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Hello this is a regular viewer, I was watching today, Monday, June 24th evening news with Judy Woodruff interviewing Paul Ryan. He really slid by her at the most crucial applauded question that she asked about our President being a model for children. He slid by her without her pressing him kindly for a true response instead of confusing her. Thank you.  

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Station Logo

July 2019
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Hi I’ve been PBS watcher and subscriber for over thirty years. Recently, We’ve noticed that our WAMC Albany has chosen to display a large, white, dense logo almost in the middle of the screen on all of the programs. It is so annoying and so districting that we have stopped watching. We’ve called them and we have written to them and they have not responded. We hoped that you might be able to express this to them. When did the logo of the station become more important than the programming? Other stations have a very small, very faint logo at the bottom of the screen. I was hoping that you would call.  

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Presidential debates

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Should PDS and NPR host the presidential debates including the individual party debate? It seems that would fit with the charter of CPB.

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Arthur

June 2019
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Hi my name is … I have a concern about the new premier of the cartoon Arthur that is going to view this fall. I’m concerned with same-sex marriage. I would certainly like to complain about that and urge you not to do that.  

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Sound quality

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Why is the sound quality on the pbs news hour consistently poor?

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Arthur

June 2019
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Hi this is .. I am a mother and a grandmother, and I am absolutely appalled that the cartoon character Arthur is having a same-sex marriage on their programming for the premier this season. It is awful. I will not support public broadcasting if you are going to put this kind of stuff on. I am asking all of my friends with young children not to watch this show  

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NPR News Hour

Tennessee
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When reporting about gun violence, why are those not actually killed... those also shot, who are usually severely injured, disfigured and disabled, ignored? Is being more detailed too complicated? The unacceptable implication is that those who do not actually die are OKAY..... not even remotely true !!!

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WGBH August 2019 pledge week shows

Massachusetts
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I love Boston channel WGBH but I cannot understand why for the past week and now into this week their pledge week marathon shows are the same films of old music groups that the channel has shown in years past over and over and over from decades ago e.g. the BeeGees, Peter Paul and Mary, The Highwaymen etc. etc. all once great in their time. Why the station owners, or whomever makes these decisions, think that these repeated and repeated again ancient programs will motivate the audience to make pledges is a great mystery. Please explain. By the way, I am 76 years old so loved these groups in their time!

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NPR Newshour August 5, 2019

Wisconsin
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I think that Amna Nawaz is a truly gifted and wonderful journalist and anchor. However, I felt that she totally lost her objectivity while interviewing Larry Ward on Monday. I am no fan of his type of rhetoric but I do not perceive her role to be an adjudicator. That's it. Best. Greg Landretti

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Arthur

July 2019
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Hello, I wanted to complain about the recent episode of Arthur where there was a same-sex marriage. I do not approve of that and I do not like tax dollars used to further that agenda. Same-sex marriage is wrong. 

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and sharing your concerns about a recent episode of Arthur. CPB provides no funding support for the children’s series Arthur. The Corporation does not produce or distribute programming and is prohibited by law from interfering with editorial decisions related to programming on local stations.

Recent program on reviving old music in Warsaw

California
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Your program, featuring the attempt to revive largely Jewish influenced music from the 1930's in Warsaw, contains misleading information. To begin with, there may be limited Polish influence along with the overwhelming Jewish connection, but where do you come up with "Polish, Jewish, Palestinian"? The latter has no connection whatsoever and did not exist.

Secondly, you speak of a golden age of such music until the german invasion. There was no golden age for the Jews of Poland and the 1930's saw the enactment of anti- Semitic laws by an anti-Semitic government, even outlawing kosher meat. These were the same people who aided and abetted the destruction of Polish Jewry.

It is truly disgusting that you would present such a mendacious story, somehow believing that you have to kowtow to two historic enemies of the Jewish people.

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Arthur

July 2019
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Hello, I'm calling as a father of six to express my extreme disappointment that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS have decided to portray same-sex marriage in a children's television program. I have six children, as I said, and my wife and I live a traditional lifestyle, and we do not approve of the normalization of what we consider to be indecent conduct. Given the controversy that this generates, I think that CPB would be much much wiser not approving such an episode. 

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and sharing your concerns about a recent episode of Arthur. CPB provides no funding support for the children’s series Arthur. The Corporation does not produce or distribute programming and is prohibited by law from interfering with editorial decisions related to programming on local stations.

Access to programs on by PASSPORT

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Recently, Public Television Stations across the country have instituted a PASSPORT PROGRAM that limits access to programs except to paying members -there are many people in this country that may not be able to afford membership fees - they should not be denied access to programming - PUBLIC means PUBLIC - access to EVERYTHING for EVERYONE. For example, Public libraries cannot deny access to certain materials except if payment is made - so why is Public Broadcasting allowed to deny access to certain programming unless payment is made. Please respond - Thank you.

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Washington Week in Review

California
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The commentator consistently inserts a bias word into his question statement to the reporters. He asks: What is happening this week with the deplorable conditions and the failed Trump policies at the border. He should ask: What is happening with the conditions and policies at the border this week.

He should be replaced. I was a regular weekly viewer, but rarely watch anymore.

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