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WVTF and Radio IQ announce updated program offerings

From: WVTF and Radio IQ

Radio IQ and WVTF will debut an exciting new slate of program offerings starting Monday Aug. 17. The five new programs – which will include two of NPR’s most popular programs - will expand the diversity of ideas and voices over the station’s two programming streams and 25 frequencies.

Earlier this year program distributors announced the end of Live From Here (the program that replaced A Prairie Home Companion) and changes coming to On Point (shortening to one hour, weekdays). These changes created an opportunity to review our program schedule.

We regularly track what programs our audience is listening to and make appropriate adjustments. WVTF General Manager Roger Duvall noted that “given the disruption of the last few months and financial uncertainty that may be ahead, it was smart to make sure we have the strongest schedule possible in place now – while we all figure out a ‘new normal’.”

The new programs on Radio IQ will help redefine our weekend sound with the addition of It’s Been A Minute with host Sam Sanders (Saturdays at noon) and Hidden Brain with Shankar Vedantam (Sundays at 1 p.m.). Also new to the schedule is the award-winning regional news program, Inside Appalachia produced by our neighbors at West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB). Finally, replacing Live From Here (on WVTF Music) will be the return of Mountain Stage – also presented by WVPB.

In order to make room for these new programs some of the existing programs have new times. Our new programming grid with highlighted changes is available at wvtf.org or radioiq.org.

As always, we’re interested in your feedback – drop us an email at wvtf@vt.edu.