Friday was lockup day for APT in Montgomery. The final employees (except for one, an engineer needed to keep some of the nine stations on-air) left the building and locked the doors. Now there isn't a single APT locally produced program.
Even On The Job, a business program, is produced by AIDT and handed over to the "network" for broadcast. The studios are silent.
The Washington Post had a column on Sunday about PBS, from which a huge chunk of APT's programming now comes. The column says the PUBLIC network is exploring little, er, "breaks" during programs. If it sounds like a commercial and looks like a commercial and....yup, they're considering what looks for all the world like commercial breaks. The primary thing that used to make PBS different.
[The Monday Morning Media Memo is a regular feature of this blog.]