NPR http://ripr.org en TheEC: NAB2014 in Vegas http://ripr.org/post/theec-nab2014-vegas <p>As promised, here are some pics of my six days and seven nights in Las Vegas for the 2014 <a href="http://www.nabshow.com">National Association of Broadcasters</a> (NAB) show, one of the biggest conferences in the USA, with over 98,000 engineers, managers, vendors and content creators all crammed into the truly massive Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:24:41 +0000 Aaron Read 32988 at http://ripr.org TheEC: NAB2014 in Vegas Steve Brown retiring as publisher of Providence Phoenix http://ripr.org/post/steve-brown-retiring-publisher-providence-phoenix <p>Stephen L. Brown, longtime associate publisher of the Providence Phoenix, is leaving the alternative newspaper after a career of nearly four decades as a leader in New England’s alternative newspaper landscape.</p><p>Brown, of Jamestown, turns 60 next month. Steve started in newspapering at the University of Vermont, where he began working on the student newspaper, `The Vermont Cynic’ as an undergraduate in the 1970s.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:38:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 29954 at http://ripr.org TheEC: More Fiber in RIPR's Diet http://ripr.org/post/theec-more-fiber-riprs-diet <p>As all RIPR fans know, we are an <a href="http://www.npr.org">NPR member station</a>.&nbsp; That means we get a lot of our programming from NPR, the BBC, and other providers, via our <a href="http://www.prss.org">satellite dish</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; The dish is medium-sized as dishes go, but it&rsquo;s pretty big in real terms: 3.7 meters (12ft) in diameter.&nbsp;&nbsp; There&rsquo;s quite literally nowhere to fit a dish that large at our studios in 1 Union Station, so instead it was installed out at our 1290AM transmitter site in North Providence (we still own 1290, but we lease it to <a href=" Tue, 15 Oct 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Aaron Read 23007 at http://ripr.org TheEC: More Fiber in RIPR's Diet