WOUB Unveils New Afternoon FM Line-Up

By
Tom Hodson


Updated Mon, Jul 1, 2013 1:20 pm

WOUB Public Media unveils a new weekday afternoon radio line-up for all of its FM stations beginning Monday, July 1.

A new one-hour show, The Takeaway, will air at noon hosted by John Hockenberry.  The show has a news magazine format featuring unique conversations about topics of the day. It features both newsmakers and diverse voices.

The program welcomes editorial collaboration with local stations, and incorporates content from producing partners, the BBC World Service and the New York Times. The Takeaway provides listeners with “significant, lively and far-from-usual news perspectives. “

Fresh Air with Terry Gross will remain on the schedule from 1-2 p.m. – its normal time.

It will be followed by an expanded two-hour version of Here & Now from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. 

Science Friday with Ira Flatow will air from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays.

In a new partnership between WBUR in Boston and National Public Radio (NPR), Here & Now is expanding its daily format from one hour to two.  It is being re-designed to replace Talk of the Nation, a show that was not renewed by NPR.

The new Here & Now will feature Robin Young, a 25 year broadcast veteran. She is an Emmy and Peabody Award winner. She will be joined by co-host Jeremy Hobson. He worked at Marketplace for six years and also was a producer at NPR for All Things Considered and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

All Things Considered will remain the anchor of the weekday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by WOUB’s own Crossing Boundaries at 7 p.m.

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