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WMUB announces programming changes
OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University's National Public Radio (NPR) station, WMUB 88.5 FM, announces a new daytime program lineup focusing on public radio news and talk shows.
The station, which has programmed daytime big band and swing music for the last 15 years, makes the change Monday, March 2.
The programs from NPR will supplement the station's existing local news coverage and its broadcast of the drive-time news magazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Morning Edition will expand, airing from 5-10 a.m. Short local newscasts will precede each talk show.
The new schedule includes:
Three of these are live interview/call-in shows based in Washington, D.C. "Fresh Air" is an interview program from Philadelphia.
Local news will continue to be offered during sections of Morning Edition (5-10 a.m.) and All Things Considered (4-7 p.m.) as well. The station intends to expand local news in the spring.
The station's best-known local program, Mama Jazz, will expand to five hours Monday-Friday, beginning at 7 p.m.
"I'm excited about these changes," said Cleve Callison, WMUB general manager. "We know that WMUB operates in a very crowded public radio environment in southwest Ohio. I believe these NPR news and talk shows support Miami's mission to provide outlets for active public discourse. I'm confident that once audiences sample these programs, they will return to them again and again."
Several of WMUB's news and music programs will be broadcast at different times on the weekend. Some changes include adding a 10 p.m. repeat of the 7 a.m. broadcast of "Thistle and Shamrock" on Saturdays and adding "Across the Blue Ridge," a survey of Appalachian music at 11 p.m. Saturdays. "Inside Europe," a popular news and cultural program, will return at a new time, 7 p.m. Sundays.
For details of WMUB's programming schedule, go online at http://www.muohio.edu/wmub/.