Pui-Wing Tam, New York Times, November 9, 2015 writes that the web has transformed public radio to a new level of engagement and consumer consumption because some radio stations have found a way to use all the new internet outlets.
Video and online music streaming once expected to kill radio actually transforms radio by increasing its distribution. Case in point is KEXP, a public radio station (1972) based in Seattle, going strong with added video programming through a YouTube channel and a redesign at the Station level by reinventing itself as a human tour guide through all that’s available. KEXP is known as one of the first to play Nirvana and Macklemore.
Question: Do you agree this is the model of the future and is good for public radio? Can we still call it public radio with the new programming and format changes?