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The Splendid Table Added To WOUB-FM Lineup; RadioLab Gets Better Spot

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As the Bob Edwards Weekend show departs radio this fall, in its place will be the wildly popular radio show The Splendid Table.

Known as ‘the radio program for people who love to eat,’ the show explores culture, science, history and stories about food and the deeper meanings that come together when people sit down to eat and will air at 2 p.m. Saturdays beginning Oct. 4.

The Splendid Table has been at the forefront of food issues and policies since its inception 20 years ago. Long before eating local became a catchphrase and farmers’ markets became ubiquitous, The Splendid Table was talking about the changes needed in the food system and what was happening on the grassroots level.

WOUB’s Director of Radio Rusty Smith is excited for the opportunity to add this show to the lineup.

“I’ve had people requesting this show for quite some time,” said Smith. “I’m glad an opening in Saturday’s schedule became available and will give us the chance to air it.”

WOUB’s Director and General Manger Tom Hodson agrees The Splendid Table is a great addition to WOUB-FM’s schedule.

“I am thrilled that we can add this multidimensional program,” said Hodson. “Its themes will strike a positive chord with the vast majority of our listening audience.” He added, “You don’t have to be a foodie to love this fast-paced radio hour.”

RadioLab will move from 7 a.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Saturday. The show focuses on topics of a scientific and philosophical nature and attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as “time” and “morality” in an accessible and light-hearted manner and with a distinctive audio production style.

Moving the show from the early morning slot to the afternoon will make it more convenient for listeners.

RadioLab already has a large following,” said Hodson. “Putting it at a more accessible time will make it even more popular.”

WOUB-FM and WOUB-AM’s live stream can be found on the website at woub.org/listenlive. Find the complete FM schedule here.