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 Post subject: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:22 pm 
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It’s official: starting in April, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will be distributed by National Public Radio! This is the culmination of months and months of meetings, negotiations and planning, and we’re so, so proud to make it public today. (And so, so proud of the sweet illustration that we just made (above).)

We’re excited to be joining forces with the big dogs in public radio, and excited that we’ll no longer have to spend like half of every conversation at every cocktail party explain the complicated square-rectangle relationship between “public radio” and “NPR.” (From now on, we can just be all, “yup, I do a show on NPR.” It’s gonna be great.)

We’ll be on the same team as our all-time favorites like Terry Gross and Brooke Gladstone, and our new jack favorites like Glynn Washington and Jad Abumrad. It’s an ideal situation.

If you’re a longstanding Bullseye listener, you’ve got nothing to worry about. The show will continue to be produce independently by MaximumFun.org, but now we’ll also have the cachet and manpower of NPR helping us to bring it to public radio stations around the country. Our hope is that this partnership will mean a better show, better guests and a bigger station lineup.

This is the next chapter in a story that started at my college radio station when I was 19. Twelve years later, I think our show is the best it’s ever been, and now we’re in position to take advantage of that fact.

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 Post subject: Re: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
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National Purplic Radio !!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
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Congrats, Jesse! I was assuming this was gonna be a shocking defection to CBC, but this is probably an even better move.

Also, this announcement caused me to make a hokey NPR joke that Peter Sagal retweeted. So I feel like it's a day for *everyone* to win at public radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
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Congrats Jesse!

I have to admit I'm nervous about their seemingly strict editorial policies, but excited what this might mean for the show's growth.

Seems like a great excuse to start wearing ascots a lot more; while explaining why Devin the Dude is transcendent.


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 Post subject: Re: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
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Does this mean Jesse can't rant about how old and staid public radio is anymore?


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 Post subject: Re: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
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I hope there is a clause that still allows Jesse to talk about A Prairie Home Companion though.


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 Post subject: Re: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
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However closely worded the contract may be I'm sure Jesse will find a way to set us straight on Jugglers and Black Bean Burritos.


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 Post subject: Re: Bullseye HEARTS NPR
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Given all the restrictions Jesse talked about on last week's JJGo I would really like to hear more from Jesse about why he made this move. Very exciting that the wonderful Bullseye is being recognized in this way though.


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pguyNM wrote:
I hope there is a clause that still allows Jesse to talk about A Prairie Home Companion though.


I sincerely hope so.

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