Capitol Weekly Podcast: Joe Barr of CapRadio

Longtime Sacramento journalist Joe Barr is Capital Public Radio’s strategic leader for content creation for CapRadio News, CapRadio Music and Capradio.org. While most news organizations have seen a stark decline in staffing over the past decade, Barr has led a major expansion in the station’s news department.

He also developed CapRadio’s statewide news service, the Capital Public Radio Network, which reaches about three-million listeners a week on more about 50 public radio stations. Joe joined Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster by phone to chat about CapRadio’s approach to their news and music stations, the struggles of producing a torrent of election year news programming during a pandemic, and what comes next for CapRadio.

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