'Day to Day' gets the word today *

Word at NPR West is that vice president for news Ellen Weiss will meet with the staff of Day to Day after this morning's show goes off the air at 10 a.m. to deliver the bad news. Staffers expect the show to be allowed to play out the string for a few months to give stations time to adjust their schedules, with a staff of unknown size. I haven't heard the timing for News & Notes, or how many total Culver City employees will lose their jobs. So much, apparently, for National Public Radio's vaunted decision several years ago to diversify its voice and reach by broadcasting from California. We'll see what's left after the meeting.

* Report from the meeting: "Day to Day" remains on the air until March 20. In all 64 NPR employees are being laid off, due to a funding deficit the staff was told grew from $2 million to $22 million. Kim Masters, the veteran Hollywood reporter, is among the departing. A news release on the changes will be issued later today.

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