On those rare occasions when I still provide tours of Minnesota Public Radio, I like to always point out the “iceberg” of radio, the number of people you don’t hear who are chiefly responsible for what you do. Last year, for example, I wrote about the role of radio talk show producers — the “daily heroes” as I call them.
So it’s gratifying to see some of the real geniuses of the joint getting some well-deserved attention in The Current’s just released behind-the-scenes video.
Heroes and artists. Every one of them.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.