Public radio classical net to sign off

Authormike72x72_3According to the blog of the Public Radio Program Directors Association, Classical Public Radio Network is signing off sometime this summer. The around-the-clock classical feed is one of several available to public radio stations looking to fill airtime without having to rely on local staff. Many stations use CPRN or one of the system’s other services, such as Classical 24 or the Beethoven Satellite Network, to fill at least part of their music schedules. Launched in 2003, CPRN, one of the newer services, is a collaborative effort between KUSC in Los Angeles and Colorado Public Radio. I hope to have more details after I make a few phone calls…

About Mike Janssen

Mike Janssen Served as Scanning The Dial's original co-authors from Mar, 2008 to Jan, 2010 and is a freelance writer, editor and media educator based in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. He has written extensively about radio, mostly for Current, the trade newspaper about public broadcasting, where his articles have appeared since 1999. He has also worked in public radio as a reporter at WFDD-FM in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he began his career in journalism and filed pieces for NPR. Mike's work in radio expanded to include outreach and advocacy in 2007, when he worked with the Future of Music Coalition to recruit applicants for noncommercial radio stations. He has since embarked on writing a series of articles about radio hopefuls for FMC's blog.

Mike also writes regularly for Retail Traffic magazine and teaches workshops about writing, podcasting and radio journalism. In his spare time he enjoys vegetarian food, the outdoors, reading, movies and traveling. You can learn more about Mike and find links to more of his writing and reporting at

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