Our New Radio Schedule - FAQ
West Virginia Public Radio is making enhancements to the weekend schedule, offering several new programs—including two brand new local music programs -- and changing the times of others.
We're here to help answer your questions.
Q: Why did you change your schedule?
It’s our aim to provide our audience with news, entertainment and music that meets their needs. Our audience research -- both informal and formal -- tells us that our listeners think our current weekend schedule is “all over the map” and the changes bring consistency to the programs offered.
We believe the new schedule serves our ever-changing audience in several ways:
- With a more consistent schedule, listeners will have an easier time remembering when their favorite programs are on.
- By pairing similar programs before and after their favorite program, listeners may sample programs they might find enjoyable.
- New programs combined with new program times, will provide listeners fresh content and perspectives.
Q: What changes did you make?
We are proud to feature our flagship program, Mountain Stage, more prominently with 8 p.m. broadcasts on Friday and Saturday. Two new locally-produced music shows will join Eclectopia on the weekends.
Enjoy even more Mountain Stage from 1 to 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Listeners can also find one of public radio’s most popular programs on both Saturday and Sunday. The quiz show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me can be heard Saturday at 11 a.m. (after Car Talk) as well as its current time of Sunday at 10 a.m.
We are adding some exciting NEW shows on Sunday afternoon to appeal to our listeners’ desire to learn more about food and travel. Between 2 and 5 p.m., listeners will enjoy The Splendid Table, America’s Test Kitchen (featuring West Virginia native Bridget Lancaster), and Travel with Rick Steves.
We are also adding The Moth Radio Hour (1 p.m.) and Studio 360 (3 p.m.)to the Saturday afternoon lineup.
We’ve grouped our folk music programs together on Sunday night. Thistle and Shamrock, Sidetracks, Folk Sampler and Folk Alley at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively.
Not related to weekends, but still a change: we are bringing Fresh Air back to our evening schedule, Monday – Thursday at 8 p.m. It will also continue to air weekdays at 3 p.m.
Q: My favorite show isn’t on anymore. Will it come back?
We don’t know how we may adjust the schedule again in the future, so we do appreciate listener feedback as we consider how to best serve our audience. We strive to serve our community by providing the best programming available, and we hope that you will have the opportunity to find even more favorite shows on our schedule.
Q: My favorite show isn’t on West Virginia Public Radio anymore. Where can I find it now?
Can we help you find other places to listen to the show? Most public radio programs are available online, free of charge, any time at these locations:
- Each show’s website
- Via podcast at iTunes (https://www.apple.com/itunes/) or the Google Play store (https://play.google.com/store)
- The NPR website (http://www.npr.org/) and apps
- List of NPR programs here: http://www.npr.org/programs/
- List of NPR podcasts here: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php
- List of NPR apps here: http://www.npr.org/templates/listen/