Chris Bannon is Vice President of Content Development and Production at WNYC.
From 2006 through 2012, he served as Program Director for WNYC AM and FM. During that time, he also led the teams that launched WQXR and New Jersey Public Radio. In addition to leading the development of new content for WNYC’s platforms, he also oversees The Leonard Lopate Show, Soundcheck, Studio 360, Freakonomics Radio, Here’s The Thing, and collaborations with broadcast partners including NPR. His previous credits include work on a variety of national radio shows, including Here and Now, Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
Today we're starting a week-long series in remembrance of 9/11, ten years later. Our co-producer, WNYC, asked listeners what music they would like to hear, as they think about the events of ten years ago. Something comforting, to celebrate being American and a New Yorker? Thousands of listeners weighed in. We're playing some of the songs our listeners picked, and hearing about the selections from WNYC's Chris Bannon and Kathleen Ehrlich. What songs would you suggest? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
WNYC's official acquisition of WQXR scheduled for this Thursday night at 8 o'clock, will have an impact on WNYC's own listeners on the next night - Friday. The station plans to offer more news and information programming on weeknights, where currently, there's music. And on the weekends, station programmers have ...