In Cleveland: A Public Broadcasting Partnership Struggles

It’s been four years since Cleveland’s powerhouse public radio station WCPN joined forces with public TV station WVIZ in an attempt to forge a new multimedia empire. But so far the partnership doesn’t seem to have worked out well for radio side. “Several radio insiders who have a lot of respect for WCPN lament the deflating of a once-soaring news operation at a station they say is increasingly besieged by hiring freezes, overloaded reporters and lousy morale. ‘The feeling was that TV management, which basically took over, didn’t understand how public radio was done successfully’.”