Oregon Public Broadcasting will end its Triple A audio service on Friday in order to focus efforts on broader music and arts reporting…
By Paul Marszalek
In what appears to be another economic casualty of the pandemic, Oregon Public Broadcasting will end its 24/7 audio channel on Friday, December 11.
The service has been available since 2007, with an overall effort that grew to include regular features such as their beautifully-shot studio sessions. In announcing the sunsetting, opbmusic’s Program Director David Christensen said the move would allow the organization to focus on broader music and arts reporting on radio, TV, and digital.
“In the past few years, we’ve increased the amount of music reporting by opbmusic staff, and especially during the pandemic, it’s grown in importance on OPB Radio as well as our digital platforms. opbmusic’s popular studio sessions, while currently on hiatus, will return in 2021. Regular features like the “Monday Mix” will also continue,” said Christensen in a blog post.
“2020 has been an exceptionally difficult year for artists and venues. Like you, we’re anxious for the return of concerts and touring, and want to support those events for artists, venues and fans when they can safely restart. Look for this coverage, along with our regular features and, eventually, studio sessions, on opbmusic and OPB’s other digital and broadcast platforms.”
We can’t wait to see more from opbmusic, especially studio sessions like this from MAITA…