It was hearing Christopher Lydon’s interviews online that gave me the idea for IT Conversations, and the day after I discovered Dave Winer had helpped post Chris’ interviews as RSS enclosures, I did the same. (I hand-copied the RSS tags to get the right syntax.) But like many, I’ve missed hearing Chris’ voice. I didn’t know it, but apparently he and his WBUR producer, Mary McGrath, had been fired by then GM Jane Christo. According to an article by Dan Kennedy in the Boston Phoenix, “Christo resigned [last fall] during an investigation into whether she had mismanaged the Boston University–owned station’s finances.”
Dan’s article contains the blow-by-blow of Chris’ situation over the past four years, but the big news from Dan is that Chris will be back bigger and better than ever: both on radio and as a podcast.
Welcome back, Chris. We’ve missed you.