Program Changes: Radiolab, On the Media Return!

With the departure of To The Point and Dinner Party Download, the halt in distribution of The Tavis Smiley Show by PRI, and with The New Jazz Archive in reruns, KCPW has had a few changes to our scheduling line-up!

Beginning January 5th, we’re excited to be bringing the award-winning, curiosity-driven Radiolab back to our airwaves, Fridays at noon and Saturdays at 5 pm (replacing the sadly defunct Dinner Party Download). Digging into science, philosophy, history, and so much more, Radiolab tackles big questions in unique and innovative ways.

Another program returning to KCPW’s airwaves after a hiatus: On the Media, a deep, weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view. The show will air Sundays at 9 am starting January 7th and replaces The Tavis Smiley Show, which Public Radio International stopped distributing following allegations against its host and namesake.

Also beginning January 7th, jazz history program Night Lights will replace The New Jazz Archive, which has been in reruns. Tune in Sundays from 4-5 pm for what host David Brent Johnson calls “jazz in sound, story and song.”

Finally, after To the Point stopped broadcasting last month, we picked up the special six-week series One Year Later about the first 12 months of the Trump presidency. That series wrapped up last Friday. In its place Monday through Thursday from 4-5 pm is BBC Outlook which highlights human interest stories from around the globe. On Friday in the same window it’s The Fifth Floor, featuring journalists reporting on events in their own countries.

We’ll be updating our schedule next week as these adjustments are made.