other news. . .
AMPPR has expanded its scope considerably in the
past few years. We’re busy planning for our participation in a conference
in Amsterdam with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) next spring.
Bob Goldfarb attended the annual “Specialized Meeting of Music Experts”
in Geneva, Switzerland, last May on our behalf. He reported that “it was
a concrete demonstration of AMPPR’s commitment to closer involvement with
our European colleagues as we work together towards planning our joint
conference in Amsterdam in 2003, hosted by Radio Netherlands, the Dutch
International Service, with support from Deutsche Welle, the German International
Service, and NOS, the Dutch National Broadcasting Foundation. More specifically,
it was an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the issues
that European music programmers routinely face, the kind of programming
they exchange, and the way the EBU functions.” We’ll keep you informed
about this important conference and AMPPR’s participation in it.
AMPPR Board member Dave Glerum has been recovering from heart surgery,
but he’s now back to work at WMFE and says all is well. We missed you,
Dave, and hope that’s the last hospital stint you’ll ever have to do!
On AMPPR’s behalf, Beverley Ervine participated in NPR’s half-day Performance
Today workshop in Washington on July 1. She reports that she found it very
interesting to look at all the program’s elements and nuances, and she
was happy to note that NPR considers music to be an important component
of its offerings. Although Performance Today will change, NPR has stated
that there are no plans to discontinue it.
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