Most notably, the daily arts, culture and entertainment program q, hosted by Shadrach Kabango (Shad) and produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, will leave the OPB radio schedule beginning January 4. The change will allow OPB to offer additional news throughout the weekdays, including robust political coverage during the 2016 election year.
As a result, other daytime radio schedule changes include:
- The World, currently airing at 3 p.m. daily, will move to 2 p.m.
- All Things Considered, which currently airs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily, can be heard from 3 to 6:30 p.m. daily beginning January 4. This will provide the midday commuting audience with the latest news updates, analysis and more.
- OPB will air the investigative program Reveal weekly on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. The impactful hour features stories from the Center for Investigative Reporting and other sources, including OPB.
- OPB will air Freakonomics weekly on Thursdays at 10 p.m. What was once a short series, is now offered weekly and hosted by Stephen Dubner.
OPB has also made changes to its weekend radio programming schedule, including:
- OPB’s original arts and culture program State of Wonder with April Baer will be rebroadcast on Sundays at 10 a.m. in addition to its current broadcast on Saturdays at noon.
- OPB is adding an additional broadcast of The New Yorker Radio Hour at 1 p.m. Saturdays, followed by This American Life at 2 p.m. This is in addition to the existing Friday night broadcasts of these programs.
- As a result of positive audience feedback, OPB is bringing back the program Playing on Air as a weekly broadcast Sundays at 9 p.m.
- OPB has also added additional broadcasts of public radio’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! (Monday nights at 10 p.m.) and The Moth (Wednesday nights at 10 p.m.). Both programs are very popular with OPB’s listeners.
“We have structured our new schedule to accommodate our audience in ways we have not been able to in the past,” said Lynne Clendenin, vice president of programming, OPB. “These changes allow us to serve our audiences with even more in-depth and updated news coverage throughout the day, in addition to new, engaging and thought-provoking programs in the evening and weekends.”
To view the current OPB Radio schedule, please visit http://www.opb.org/schedules/radiofm/.