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Coyote Breath Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition (88* d) RE: Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition 01 Apr 04

Revealing about your station's use of the phrase "Driveway Moments", ours here in St. Louis does too. Must be a "trend".

Kevin Close, CEO of NPR was in St. Louis yesterday and his comments on the removal of Bob Edwards shed no more light on the event than the response to my email by Jay Kernis. I got the response from NPR with a letter from Bob Edwards attached. Edwards letter can be accessed at a Save Bob Edwards website: I can't figure out how to make a blicky so just type what I wrote. I signed the petition. According to a USA Today item over 22,000 negative responses have been made to NPR. The petition site reports over 11,000 signatures. It seems that NPR isn't going to back down. Kernis declares that this will all be forgotten a year from now. They spoke of huge audience increases after 9/11 and I guess that they are looking to increase audience even more and decided that Bob Edwards wasn't "dynamic" enough.

I understand the words they say but not the intent. According to the Save Bob Edwards website there are quite a few local NPR stations who also feel this move is wrong. Perhaps it IS just another milestone in the destruction of non-comercial radio. The ultimate goal?


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