Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) today announced changes to its daytime radio schedule.
Beginning July 1, OPB will deliver the national news program Here & Now in a new, two-hour format airing weekdays at 10 a.m. The program will serve the radio audience with continued, robust news following The Takeawaywith John Hockenberry, which will move to a new time of 9 a.m. daily.
Here & Now’s expansion is intended to serve as a vehicle for more responsive, up-to-the-minute news coverage featuring a broader team of reporters, guests and station contributors. These changes allow OPB the opportunity to have a more active role in the program.
“Our commitment to providing high-quality news and information to our radio audience remains strong and we are excited about what this change brings to our daily schedule,” said Lynne Clendenin, vice president of programming for OPB. “Not only will our listeners have access to more live, updated news coverage and stronger storytelling, but through direct collaboration with Here & Now, we will be able to present the unique issues of our region to a national audience.”
Here & Now’s host Robin Young will be joined by new co-host Jeremy Hobson, formerly of Marketplace Morning Report. Hobson has worked as a reporter and producer on national programs ranging from All Things Considered to Wait…Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
Here & Now replaces Talk of the Nation, following NPR’s decision earlier this year to discontinue the national call-in show.
Here & Now will air on OPB Radio Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. Science Friday with Ira Flatow can still be heard on OPB Radio every Friday at 11 a.m.
To view the full, new OPB Radio schedule beginning July 1, please visit http://www.opb.org/radio/schedules/2013/07/01/.
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by members across Oregon and Southern Washington. For more information, visit www.opb.org.