Beginning Friday, August 17, WPR will introduce some changes to its weekend schedule. They include regular slots for two of public radio's most innovative and popular programs on WPR's Ideas Network stations, heard locally on 90.7 FM WHAD Delafield/Milwaukee.
"We're always evaluating our programs and schedule to make sure we're providing the best possible programs for our listeners," noted Mike Arnold, WPR's Associate Director and Direct of Content. "The weekend schedule changes add some new programs and gives some of our established shows a chance to try different things," he added.
On WPR's Ideas Network stations, two popular programs from the Saturday specials hour will become regular weekly shows. On Friday nights at 7:00 p.m., the popular story-telling program The Moth Radio Hour will join the Ideas schedule. On Saturday afternoons, WPR will replace its rotating one-hour special with Radiolab, the show that made science fun, at 3:00 p.m.
"Listeners have responded enthusiastically when Radiolab and The Moth Radio Hour have aired as occasional specials on WPR. We take listener comments seriously and are pleased that we could make these popular programs part of our regular schedule," Arnold concluded.
More information about the changes, including information about the new shows and answers to frequently asked questions can be found from a link on WPR's website, wpr.org.