FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE
Monday, June 24, 2013
The availability of an expanded and relaunched version of Here & Now, a daily news program from NPR and WBUR in Boston, will bring several program changes to the 90.3 WCPN broadcast lineup. The changes will begin on Monday, July 1.
“The recent announcement that Talk of the Nation was leaving NPR gave us the opportunity to rethink our program schedule,” said Kit Jensen, Chief Operating Officer of ideastream. “We know that change can be challenging, but the quality of the new programming, paired with the chance to give our audience more live daytime news and information, was an opportunity we could not pass up.”
Highlights from the new weekday broadcast schedule on 90.3 WCPN:
Here & Now will air from noon until 2 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays (on Fridays, City Club of Cleveland broadcasts will continue to air as usual at 12:30 p.m.; Here & Now will air from noon until 12:30, and again from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.). Here & Now is a news-focused series hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson. It includes national and international news presented by NPR reporters and bloggers, the BBC and reports from select NPR member stations. (More info: hereandnow.wbur.org)
ideastream’s locally produced arts series, currently called Around Noon, is shifting not only broadcast times, but also its name. The new title beginning July 1 is The Sound of Applause, a nod to WVIZ/PBS ideastream’s local television series on the arts, “Applause.” Host Dee Perry will continue to curate conversations about culture and community on the newly named series, which will air Mondays through Thursdays at 2 p.m.
The return of the complete two-hour live broadcast of Science Friday with Ira Flatow. Science Friday will air on Fridays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Science Friday is a live, weekly science talk show that presents an educated, balanced discussion about scientific issues of the day. (More info: sciencefriday.com)
A change of broadcast times for The World, which moves from 4 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, to allow for an expanded broadcast of All Things Considered. Starting July 1, the popular NPR news program will air from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (currently, it airs from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.). All Things Considered covers the biggest stories of the day and includes thoughtful commentaries and insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment. During each broadcast, hosted by Robert Siegel, Melissa Block and Audie Cornish, stories and reports come to listeners from NPR reporters and correspondents based throughout the United States and the world. Rounding out the mix are the disparate voices of a variety of commentators. (More info: npr.org/programs/all-things-considered)
The move of Q with Jian Ghomeshi from its current 9 p.m. weeknight broadcast to an 8 p.m. weeknight broadcast. Q is replacing As It Happens, which will no longer air on 90.3. Q, produced by the CBC, is a daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine whose host, Jian Ghomeshi, interviews personalities and tackles a variety of cultural issues. The series features interviews with big names and presents big ideas and revelations from those paving the way on the cultural landscape. (More info: cbc.ca/q)
The creation of a Specials block of programming at 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The Specials series will include a weekly broadcast of The TED Radio Hour (on Wednesdays) and Radiolab (on Thursdays). A mix of other locally and nationally produced documentaries, limited series and specials will fill out the week, including Intelligence Squared, America Abroad, Climate One and Humankind.
A change in broadcast time for Tell Me More. The series will move from its 3 p.m. weekday broadcast to weeknights at 10 p.m. Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio, from international newsmakers to everyday people, from foreign correspondents to spiritual leaders. Hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin, Tell Me More captures the headlines, issues and pop culture snapshots relevant to multicultural life in America.
Weekend schedule changes on 90.3
The Saturday schedule on 90.3 WCPN will remain the same.
A complete program schedule is available.
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