WHHY President and CEO Bill Marrazzo doesn't diminish the importance of the federal grants to public radio but points out that federal dollars consitute only a small portion of the station's radio stream. WHYY relies primarily on the support of thousands of indidvual radio listeners, TV viewers and website visitors and also on sponsorships by corporations and foundations. Watch video interview here.
SO ED, WHY AREN’T YOU TORMENTING CHESTNUT HILL ANY MORE? I got tired of it. I tire easy and I thought other neighborhoods need to be tormented a little bit, too so I didn’t want to concentrate all my efforts in one place. Besides, I think I’ve proved my point. After the attorney general investigated and fined the Chestnut Hill Community Association, it kind of seemed a natural ending of things. Certainly it will be in the book I’m writing…. I have an Internet radio show that airs Monday through Friday, 9 to 10 am called “Morning Feed.” It’s on Gtwon Radio dot com. And right now I’m interviewing all the city council candidates in district 8. This morning, April 5th, I broke some news about an allegation of extortion by one of the candidates against another.” Ed Feldman, radio host at WHYY Voter Forum, Commodore Barry Club, Mount Airy, Philadelphia. Watch video interview here.
The winter is not fun, especially when it snows.YOU GOT TO BE SKILLED TO DO THIS. Well after a while you get a little knack to it. It’s all wrist and elbow, on the wrist, repetitive motion injuries. You’re doing this every day, you’re flipping and it’s all elbow and wrist so after a while you get sore. My shoulders hurt mostly when the papers are particularly heavy. The black Friday paper, Thanksgiving Day paper, the thing probably weighs about five pounds and everybody gets one.. . ARE YOU THE GUY THAT THREW THE NEWSPAPER THROUGH MY NEIGHBOR’S DOOR? ‘Yep, that was me. WHAT HAPPENED? I think it was a Saturday or Sunday paper and I was trying to get it up on that little landing and it just kept going and knocked the pane of glass out and I can fix that, it would cost me maybe $30, She called the people that come out and fix your glass, it was $250.WAS THAT ON YOU? Oh yeah. Edward Jones, newspaper deliveryman. Watch full video here.
So this is it for the Mount Airy Express- Germantown Courier? Finito. We are done as of the issue of February 11th. That’ll be our last and it’s on the streets now as a matter of fact. Two things happened. First of all the recession. It’s hurting everyone. It’s certainly hurting the print media badly. We suffered some erosion anyway but I think we would have weathered it. However our parent company [Journal register company]is in very bad financial condition and anything that could be cut had to be cut for their continued existence and we were one of the sacrifices…I do know the gap will be filled because it is a big gap.." Karl Biemuller, Editor