We recently made some changes to our weekend line-up at WRVO.
- All Things Considered returning to Sundays at 5pm
- The Moth taking a permanent spot on Saturday nights at 8pm
The State We're In was cancelled by Radio Netherlands Worldwide for a number of reasons. Editor Greg Kelly shared more on their Facebook page:
"The State We're In is being terminated. As many of you may know, Radio Netherlands Worldwide was hit with a drastic 70% cutback last year by the Dutch government. We were assured at that time by Radio Netherlands' outgoing management that the show was still going to be an integral part of Radio Netherlands, but those assurances didn't hold.
Subsequent changes in the organization's mandate towards a tighter focus on nations in the developing world, and a much slower-than-expected transition to new management have made it impossible for us to continue. The State We're In exits with its head held high: it was the most broadcasted, downloaded and decorated program in the long history of Radio Netherlands, and won praise from radio industry leaders from around the world."
The show is ending this month and we had to make a change to our broadcast line-up to reflect its absence.
The Moth is returning to our broadcast schedule as a weekly show- starting this Saturday, October 6.
Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.
Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.
Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life; The Moth's StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth's community outreach program, MothShop, which brings workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.
Let us know what you think about these changes. Public radio is a constantly changing medium and, in the case of The State We're In, sometimes you have no choice but to be flexible. Feel free to contact us with your comments and concerns by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by commenting at the bottom of this page, or by calling (315) 312-3690.
Thanks, as always, for listening- and for understanding.