Oregon Public Broadcasting is making some notable changes in our radio program schedule that will provide our listeners with more local and regional news throughout the day.

“As Oregon’s most-trusted source for news and information, OPB is continually trying to find new and better ways to serve our audience,” said Morgan Holm, vice president of News & Public Affairs. “More people are seeking news throughout the day and are using their radios as well as their computers for listening and podcasting. Our aim is to provide our audience with news all day long and as it happens.”  

Local and regional news can now be heard at the top of every weekday hour. We’ll also expand our local and regional news coverage during MORNING EDITION and ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. In addition, beginning Monday, December 3, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED will move to 4pm weekdays to provide the first comprehensive coverage of the day’s events. MARKETPLACE will move to 6:30pm, capping off coverage of business news and how it affects you. After more than 17 years, OREGON CONSIDERED will leave our schedule. OREGON CONSIDERED Host Allison Frost will continue to lead the reporting staff in her new role as assignment editor. This new configuration provides our news staff greater flexibility to cover more stories across our region in greater depth.

“These, and other changes to come including a new local program – THINK OUT LOUD, with broadcast and online components – are the result of nearly two years of research, audience surveys and strategic planning,” said Holm. “The additional flexibility we’ve gained in our News Department will help us give voice to more people in our community than ever before.”

About OPB
OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource. OPB provides free access to programming for children and adults that gives voice to community, connects Oregon and its neighbors and illuminates a wider world. Every week, more than 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB’s Television, Radio and Internet services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. OPB is one of the largest producers and presenters of national television programming through PBS, and is also a member station of NPR, Public Radio International (PRI), and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.