Posts from February 18, 2004

Blogs on the air

Blogs on the air
: Chris Lydon interviewed Iranian blog pioneer Hossein Derakhshan yesterday; sadly, I can’t get the audio file to work.

Meanwhile, Boston.com reports that Chris’ Minnesota Public Radio gig could turn into something bigger with blogs and broadcast:

It’s just possible that Chris Lydon’s current gig as a fill-in host on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midmorning” show could lead to bigger things. According to spokeswoman Suzanne Perry, MPR — which produces such significant national programming as “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Marketplace” — is starting to think about developing a national show about politics and blogging that would be hosted by Lydon, the former host of WBUR-FM’s “The Connection.” “We’re always exploring new national programs,” Perry said. Reached yesterday in Minnesota, Lydon said, “First, it’s not that cold. Second, there are real radio professionals [here]. Third, they’re wildly interested, as I am, in the Internet extensions of media.”