WHYY Philadelphia has never had an announcer cut in during the Powdermilk
theme - they've always played the song all the way through, going back to
when they first started carrying PHC over thirty years ago.
The first time I listened on WNYC and heard an announcer talk over the
music, I was really shocked at how crass it sounded. I had no idea at the
time that it was normal behavior.
On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:29:33 PM UTC-4, Mark Jeffries wrote:
> And John Hodgman next week.
> Thile has only thirteen new shows to prove himself, although I assume
> they'll be spread out. There'll probably be a Kellior rerun within the
> next few weeks. And since the "sponsors" are the same familiar ones from
> all these years, one wonders if "Manuel Transmission" (Kellior's most
> recent pseudonym for himself as a writer) will still be heard in the
> credits. I would also expect that the Powdermilk Biscuits jingle will
> still be heard in the first hour as the secret station break (Kellior would
> not agree to what has become the standard breaks at :20 and :40 on most
> public radio shows for mostly promos and underwriting announcements--so
> standard that even Amy Goodman does it--sort of--so as a compromise in the
> first hour what will now be Thile saying "Powdermilk Biscuits, heavens
> they're tasty and expeditious!" is the cue for stations who choose to do so
> to run their break, preferably with just an announcer talking over the band
> playing the Powdermilk jingle--and Thile will start singing the jingle at
> exactly one minute from the band starting to play, so the station announcer
> better hit the post--on other shows, the break is 90 seconds to 2 minutes).
> Mark Jeffries
> Saints Spotlight Editor
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 5:42 PM, 'David Bruggeman' via TVorNotTV <
>> Harry Connick Jr will host the third hour of today on the 17th and 18th
>> (the Variety link says just Monday, but an email I received from Connick's
>> fan club says both days). Not sure if this is still technically subbing
>> for Billy Bush or not.
>> Already saying I'm a fan of Connick, take my thumbs up of his daytime
>> talk show with the appropriate amount of salt. The Stangels from
>> Letterman's Late Show are co-executive producers, but there are plenty of
>> daytime-style talk segments.
>> Tomorrow (15th) marks the first Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile
>> as host. The lineup (see link) is consistent with the shows that Thile has
>> served as guest host. Plenty of people who have been on with Garrison,
>> with a few additions aimed at younger listeners (really anyone under 60).
>> Thile will play an original song, there will be a comedian, and most of the
>> supporting cast from Keillor's crew remain with the show.
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