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9.26.2007

kqed cancels pacific time

Rather sad (and angry) about this... San Francisco's KQED has canceled Pacific Time, the only nationally syndicated public radio program about Asian American affairs: Citing finances, KQED cancels 'Pacific Time'. The last installment of the program, which reached about 160,000 listeners weekly on 19 stations nationwide, is set to air October 11. Like many considerations in public broadcasting, the cancellation was a financial decision. They just couldn't come up with the production costs for the upcoming year. Like I said, this is sad news. I can't say I always tuned in, nor was I always riveted by the show, but it was always nice to know that it was there, and adding something a little different to the airwaves. Public broadcasting, I love you, but you could always use a little more color.