Jackfert to Host Classical Hour, "Jazz After Hours" to Return to WVPB
West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is pleased to announce changes in its radio program line-up, featuring new voices and returning favorites.
Composer and announcer Matt Jackfert will host a new classical music show Monday through Thursday from 2 – 3 p.m. on WVPB.
He joins our other classical hosts: West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Famer Frank Stowers, and Peter Van de Graaff, a professional singer who has performed with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world.
Long-time host Jim Lange stepped down last month for personal reasons, but he continues to produce his ever-popular Eclectopia, heard twice weekly on WVPB.
Beginning October 1, Jazz After Hours will air 1 a.m. - 5 a.m.in lieu of Mountain Stage After Midnight on weekends. Jeff Hanley is the new host of Jazz After Hours, since Jim Wilke retired last year.
At 5 a.m. on the weekends, the BBC World Service will replace Bob Edwards Weekend, which is no longer being produced.
Effective September 8, the WVPB mid-day schedule will be as follows:
9 - 10 a.m. / BBC Newshour
10 a.m. - Noon / Performance Today
Noon - 3 p.m. / Classical Music *
(* Mon. - Thurs.: Matt Jackfert & Peter Van de Graaff; Fri: Frank Stowers)
For more details on the WVPB radio schedule: wvpublic.org/schedule/week
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