On January 4, 2023

Vermont Public name is confusing

Dear Editor,

Since the merger between Vermont PBS and VPR and the subsequent name change, I have been referring to the organization as “Vermont Public Whatever.”

My suggestion, made to a long time VPR reporter as well as various concerned members of the public I have spoken to on the subject, was that the merged media organization ought to seriously consider changing its name by adding the name to something along the lines of Broadcasting (i.e., Vermont Public Broadcasting”); however, in a recent letter to the editor published by Vtdigger, the writer suggested adding the word Media instead and their recommendation is quite good and potentially even better than mine.

One would think that, given how Vermont Public is currently the name of the media organization, it would be more receptive to the stated concerns as well as suggestions coming from that very public supposedly being represented and act, not merely react in what seems to be a somewhat lame fashion.

Sadly, apparently, it appears that it doesn’t and it hasn’t, not thus far. Hence, the disconnect is quite obvious.

Change the name. Please.

Morgan W. Brown,

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