Funny you should suggest that name change. WHYY, our local station which hosts Terry Gross, replays her program MANY times during the week. When my daughter and I used to listen (and contribute) regularly to the station, our reaction to a re-broadcast was, “Oh, turn it off, it’s stale air again.” Now I tune into WHYY for Garrison Keillor and the gardening show only.
As we have become more informed via Democracy Now! and Free Speech TV and internet sites like Mondoweiss and the Electronic Intifada, we have switched our radio dial (and our contributions) to Temple Public Radio with a classical music and jazz format.
It’s been a downward spiral for them . . . less gov’t money, fewer listener contributions, and more corporate sponsors/ads. Another ‘small d’ democratic idea bought out by big money; the fat cats can’t have the 99% get any ideas!