Sundays on VPR will have a new sound beginning this weekend, January 8, featuring a new program and additional hours and times for listener favorites.
“We are constantly monitoring our schedule in order to serve our audience in the best possible way,” said Vice President for News and Programming John Van Hoesen. “We’ve made these adjustments to provide a more consistent lineup throughout the week, with a daytime schedule of news, information, humor and lifestyle programming, and music in the evenings.”
- The State We’re In, which has been an occasional feature Saturday afternoons on VPR, will become a weekly program on Sunday mornings 6 a.m. The program features first-person stories from around the world about how people treat one another.
- VPR News will add an additional hour of Weekend Edition at 10 a.m.
- At 1 p.m., VPR News will rebroadcast the Saturday morning favorite Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, the NPR News quiz
- This American Life moves to 2 p.m.
- At 3 p.m., VPR News adds Fresh Air Weekend, a collection of the best recent arts and culture interviews
- On The Media moves to 4 p.m.
- Says You moves to 6 p.m.
- Robert Resnik’s All The Traditions folk music program will move to evenings from 7-10 p.m.
- VPR News will add the second hour of To The Best of Our Knowledge at 10 p.m. (the first hour airs on Saturdays at 2 p.m.)
6 a.m. The State We’re In
7 a.m. On Being
8 a.m. Weekend Edition Sunday
11 a.m. A Prairie Home Companion
1 p.m. Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me
2 p.m. This American Life
3 p.m. Fresh Air Weekend
4 p.m. On The Media
5 p.m. All Things Considered
6 p.m. Says You
7 p.m. All The Traditions
10 p.m. To The Best of Our Knowledge (Hour 2)
A Way With Words is also being added to the VPR News schedule on Saturday mornings at 6 a.m.
“We think listeners will enjoy the new programs like The State We’re In and A Way With Words, as well as additional hours of popular programs like Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Fresh Air, and To The Best Of Our Knowledge," Van Hoesen said. "Plus, we’re reinforcing our commitment to music by making locally-hosted music programming available every night of the week, with jazz with George Thomas on weeknights, My Place with Joel Najman and national programs American Routes and Hearts of Space on Saturdays, and now All The Traditions with Robert Resnik.”