NYT: NPR Is Canceling The 'BPP' : The Bryant Park Project I read the news today -- oh, boy.

NYT: NPR Is Canceling The 'BPP'

UPDATE: How to write to NPR.


This just in, from the New York Times:

National Public Radio officials are expected on Monday to tell the staff members of "Bryant Park Project" that their experimental weekday morning program, designed to draw a younger audience to public radio and capture listeners who had moved online, is being canceled.

The last broadcast of this New York-based program, which many listeners tuned into at npr.org rather than over the air, is expected to be on July 25. It's an expensive failure -- the first-year budget was more than $2 million -- and comes at a time when NPR is facing the same financial constraints as other news media thanks to higher costs and a downturn in underwriting.