Exciting Programming Changes
KWIT FM90 ANNOUNCES “FRESH AIR” AS TALK RETURNS TO WEEKDAY AFTERNOONS
KWIT FM90 has announced that it will broadcast the popular mid-day talk show, “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross,” Monday through Thursday at 2 p.m. on FM90 commencing August 5.
The program is designed to replace the National Public Radio show “Talk of the Nation” which ceased distribution June 27.
Through the month of July, FM90 aired orchestral broadcasts to fill the void created by the departure of “Talk of the Nation”, but realized its afternoon listeners were looking for more talk-based programming. “The feedback expressed by listeners for support of talk-based programming in the afternoon was overwhelming,” according to FM90 General Manager Gretchen Gondek. “We are responding to our listeners and launching a format of excellent, high-quality talk programming which we believe will be extremely well received.”
“Fresh Air” opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. The multi-award-winning interview and features program is hosted by radio veteran, Terry Gross.
FM90 will carry a variety of programs in the one o’clock hour. On Mondays, it will air American Public Media’s “The Dinner Party” described by APM as “…an hour-long celebration of culture, food and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend’s get-together.”
Tuesdays will be the “TED Radio Hour,” hosted by Guy Raz. The TED (technology, entertainment, design) Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems and new ways to think and create.
Wednesdays will be a re-broadcast of Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth,” the award-winning environmental news program, hosted by Steve Curwood. “Living on Earth” presents features and commentary on subjects ranging from culture, economics and technology to health, law and transportation. “Living on Earth” also airs Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. on FM90.
Thursdays will be a re-broadcast of Public Radio International’s long running and popular program “This American Life,” a show which documents and describes contemporary America, via a new kind of radio storytelling. Shaped by the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, the program explores a weekly theme through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, “found tape,” short fiction and quirky music. FM90 also broadcasts “This American Life” Saturday’s at 11 a.m.
Friday’s lineup will remain unchanged as “Talk of the Nation Science Friday” has just shed a few words in the title to “Science Friday” and changed theme music, otherwise remaining the same.