July 29, 2004 |
After being bumped from the National Public Radio show he'd hosted for 24 years, Bob Edwards is moving to satellite radio, NPR reported Wednesday. Edwards, the former host of "Morning Edition," has agreed to host a new morning show on the XM Satellite Radio system, NPR said. The deal has not yet been formally announced and a launch date was not disclosed.
April 30, 2004 |
Bob Edwards, one of radio's consummate interviewers, has found himself in his final days as host of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" in the awkward position of subject rather than questioner. "I'm sick and tired of that, frankly," said Edwards, who today ends a 24-year tenure at the helm of NPR's most popular show.
April 3, 2004
With Ruth Seymour's firing of Sandra Tsing Loh at KCRW-FM and now Bob Edwards' demotion at NPR's "Morning Edition" ("Stormy Days for NPR," by Allan M. Jalon and Steve Carney, March 29), it appears that public radio is running out of feet to shoot. Lon M. Burns Manhattan Beach
April 3, 2004 |
With the tally of e-mails to National Public Radio objecting to the public broadcaster's reassignment of longtime "Morning Edition" anchor Bob Edwards now upwards of 23,000, NPR launched a two-pronged damage control campaign this week. NPR-affiliated stations -- including Pasadena-based KPCC-FM (89.3), which ends its spring fundraising drive today -- sent their members a plea from Edwards to continue contributing.
March 29, 2004
Re "All Things Weren't Considered," Commentary, March 26: Bravo to Linda Ellerbee for telling it like it is. It's bad enough when television personalities are put out to pasture, but ageism in radio? Shame on National Public Radio. Carol Hirsch Los Angeles Ellerbee, who champions causes for the young even as she ages (gracefully), said what many of us were thinking: Bob Edwards represents the best in broadcast radio. Lose him, NPR, and you lose my confidence, as well as my contribution.
March 29, 2004 |
The outwardly ordered world of National Public Radio has been upended as station managers, editorial writers and more than 13,000 listeners have reacted with anger and confusion to last week's announcement that the network was removing the highly popular Bob Edwards as host of its flagship show, "Morning Edition," as of April 30.