The weekly radio show about language, A Way With Words (not in any way related to this site’s blog and newsletter of the same name) has been canceled by KPBS, the San Diego public radio station that produces it. Evidently, the production cost was too much. Details are on the station’s press release.
Fortunately the show’s hosts, Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett are looking at continuing the program elsewhere. You can go to the show’s new website to find out more info when it becomes available.
What really cheeses me off is that I just sent KPBS a check because I’m a faithful listener of the show (in its podcast form) and wanted to support it. Then they go and cancel it.
I wish Martha and Grant success at finding a new location for the show. It’s a great show and hopefully will be back on the air to an even wider audience soon.
[Edit: Changed subject line to bring it up to date--dw]