Tuesday, November 28, 2006

WDIY Podcasts?

There is, to put it mildly, a dearth of genuine public affairs media here in the Lehigh Valley. To its credit, the Valley's public radio station, WDIY, airs two weekly shows--Lehigh Valley Discourse and Lehigh Valley Venue.

The problem is that the shows air once a week, Wednesday (Discourse) or Thursday (Venue), both at 6 . As important as the shows are, it's just not plausible to expect folks to make appointments to listen. The result is a far smaller (and much more random) audience than the shows deserve.

There's an easy and cheap solution: a podcast. The audience would increase dramatically and, more importantly, the shows would contribute to the Valley's now-anemic public discussion.

Please email Jim DeSousa (Venue host and news director) and Dennise Kowalczyk (WDIY executive director) urging them to make the shows available as a podcast.

And if you're not already a member, please join WDIY. it is a community asset, and it deserves our support.

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