Weekend Program Changes Begin August 17
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Beginning Friday, August 17, WPR introduced some changes to our weekend schedule. They included two new programs and new times for some old favorites on our News & Classical Music stations, and regular slots for two of public radio's most popular programs on our Ideas Network stations. While some programs moved on the schedule, WPR did not cancel any programs. Only the shows mentioned in the information below changed, no other shows were affected by these changes.
News & Classical Music Schedule Changes
Listeners to our News & Classical Music stations can now enjoy two new music programs and have the opportunity to hear some of our most popular programs at new times. On Saturdays, To the Best of Our Knowledge is now heard at 6am. Weekend Edition Saturday can continue to be heard at 7am followed by a special edited version of Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? called the Whad'Ya Know? Radio Hour at 9am.
On Sundays, To the Best of Our Knowledge now airs for an hour at 6am. Weekend Edition Sunday continues to be heard at 7am followed by another hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge at 9am. Then, from 10am to 12noon, we now offer a fresh approach to classical music called Sunday Brunch. Finally, at 8pm, we've added From the Top, a national showcase of young classical performers hosted by Christopher O'Riley. At 9pm our overnight classical music starts - an hour earlier than the previous weekend schedule.
Ideas Network Schedule Changes
Listeners to our Ideas Network stations have experienced fewer schedule changes. On Friday nights at 7pm, the second hour of On Point has been replaced by the popular story-telling program, The Moth Radio Hour. On Saturday afternoons, we've replaced our rotating one hour specials with the show that made science fun, RadioLab, at 3pm. Both of these programs have found time on our airwaves in the past, now we're pleased to offer them as a regular part of our weekend line up.
* Note: Due to broadcast agreements with local partners, some programs may not be available on all WPR stations.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that listeners really enjoy To the Best of Our Knowledge and we want to give them more opportunities to tune in - Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6am as well as Sundays at 9am. The show is one of WPR's nationally syndicated programs and we've learned from our broadcast partners in other states that their listeners enjoy hearing the show before Weekend Edition. We think you'll enjoy the pairing as well. If you prefer a later schedule, the program will continue to air at its usual time on our Ideas Network stations - Sundays from 12noon to 2pm.
Michael Feldman and his crew produce one of the funniest programs on radio, Whad'Ya Know?. Nearly a million listeners tune in at stations around the country each week. While many stations prefer to air the two-hour, live version of Michael's weekly broadcast, some air an edited one-hour version called the Whad'Ya Know? Radio Hour. The program is shorter, but includes all the laughs, guests and quizzes that make the show popular - think of it as a "greatest hits" version of the previous week's show.
Now you have two ways to hear one of our most successful programs. The Radio Hour will air Saturdays at 9am on our News & Classical Music stations. And, don't worry, WPR will continue to air the live, complete version of Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? Saturday mornings from 10am to 12noon on our Ideas Network stations.
Hosted by Anders Yocom, Sunday Brunch will include all the inspiring classical music you've come to expect from WPR. You'll hear the masters, but you'll also have bits of unexpected treasure, ensuring a diverse and original program to keep you company each Sunday morning from 10am to 12noon.
No. In fact, the number of hours of the schedule dedicated to classical music will remain the same. On Saturday and Sunday mornings we'll wrap up our overnight music one hour earlier to make way for To the Best of Our Knowledge, but on Sunday nights we're replacing two hours of Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? with From the Top and classical music with Peter Van de Graaff. Find more information on From the Top at: http://fromthetop.org
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story - and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it. You can hear the best of these stories on The Moth Radio Hour, each Friday night from 7pm to 8pm on our Ideas Network stations. Find more information online at: http://themoth.org
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. The show is hosted by NPR Science Correspondent Robert Krulwich and MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Jad Abumrad, a regular on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. WPR has aired Radiolab from time to time as one of our Saturday specials. Feedback on the show has been so positive, that we've decided to give it a regular spot on our schedule, Saturdays from 3pm to 4pm on our Ideas Network Stations. Find more information online at: http://www.radiolab.org
Let us know what you think.
We are excited about the new schedule and hope that you will tune in and let us know what you think. Please listen and share your thoughts with us by emailing Listener@wpr.org or by calling Audience Services at 1-800-747-7444.
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