PMD #18: Amanpour and Company, Royal Wedding Watch, KGOU's new info metadata system and WBEZ's big schedule shakeup.


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Episode #18 of Public Media Daily from this shortened week. Due to personal commitments, there was no episode on Wednesday or Thursday. But we're catching up with highlights from Tuesday-Thursday, May 8th-10th including...

01) Amanpour is sticking around on PBS with a new hour-long late-night program called "Amanpour and Company." NPR's Michel Martin and PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan will be among the contributors.

02) Royal Wedding Watch, a five-part event on the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The series and the wedding will be aired on PBS.

03) A Congressman from South Texas is trying to get PBS to restore public TV programming in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

04) Stations are worried about changes to NPR's Morning Edition clock.

05) All NPR podcasts are now available on Spotify, including Up First, How I Built This, Planet Money and Hidden Brain.

06) 106.3 KGOU Norman - O.K.C. has a new information metadata system to alert listeners of severe weather and emergency information to multiple platforms, including mobile phones, HD Radios, "connected car" devices and online apps.

07) 91.5 WBEZ Chicago is shaking up its weekday and weekend schedules and is to begin Monday. Tune in for all the details.

08) 89.1 WUFT Gainesville now carries "The Daily" from The New York Times and American Public Media.

09) Wisconsin Public Television (WHLA-TV 31) and Radio (90.3 WHLA and 88.9 WLSU) is doing tower maintenance in the La Crosse area that will affect service for weeks, even months.

10) All three of 89.3 WQED-FM Pittsburgh's online streams was down, including its two online exclusive ones. They're all back up and working now.

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