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Coming Soon to a Radio Near You

The New Year will bring some new programs to our weekly lineup at St. Louis Public Radio with two shows joining our schedule beginning the weekend of January 7, 2012. There is some familiarity to each of these shows but this will mark the first time they will be heard weekly on the station.

Tess Vigeland
Marketplace Money host Tes Vigeland

Joining our Saturday lineup beginning on January 7 at 1 p.m. will be Marketplace Money from American Public Media. Marketplace Money, with host Tess Vigeland, is part of the portfolio of programs from Marketplace including the Marketplace Morning Report (heard weekdays at 6:50 a.m.) and the evening program heard at 6 p.m. each weeknight.

Marketplace Money brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at matters of personal finance with wit and wisdom. The weekly, hour-long program offers a mix of feature stories and segments to help people better manage, save, and spend money.

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a familiar voice to Marketplace listeners. She is a longtime public radio veteran, both as a reporter and host. Vigeland served as host of Marketplace Morning Report for three and a half years and as substitute host on Marketplace. Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Vigeland reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting radio and television in Portland and at WBUR radio in Boston.

Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson will continue on our schedule moving to a new time on Sunday at 1 p.m. Zorba Paster on Your Health will be leaving our schedule with its last broadcast on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Listeners will still be able to hear the program online at the Zorba Paster web site.

Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington

Also joining our line-up on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in January is Snap Judgment with Glynn Washington. We previewed SJ back in September with a short run during our Saturday special slot. The response from that short run convinced us to make room on a weekly basis for the program.

Described as storytelling … with a beat, Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people’s lives. The program’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another’s eye.

Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey – leaping from one person’s frying pan into another person’s fire. Deejay-driven musical delivery, paired with lush sound design, drops listeners into the very heart of what matters. Snap Judgment’s fast-paced (sometimes dark, sometimes playful) narrative highlights people from across the globe who put everything on the line.

Below is a recent story from a broadcast that was recorded before a live audience (I was among the lucky ones to attend) in Washington, DC in early November. The story is from Noah St. John, a 15-year-old writer and actor who exploded onto the performance scene by winning the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Championship and representing the Bay Area at the Brave New Voices festival as only a sophomore in high school. Noah’s story is titled The Last Mile.

Beginning on January 8th, a one-hour version of The Tavis Smiley Show will air at 8 p.m. We’re very excited about these two new additions to the line-up and look forward to hearing from you in regard to these new programs.
PROGRAM CHANGES ON THE GATEWAY 90.7 KWMU-2:
We are adding a new daily program to the program schedule, moving one program’s broadcast time to an hour earlier. One program is going to have a name change. Effective January 2012, The Sound of Young America is evolving. As part of that evolution, the name of the show will change to “Bullseye.” The tone of the show will remain the same, but its sound design and non-interview content will be enhanced. Host Jesse Thorn will incorporate a new twist to the show, with the help of independent producer Roman Mars, who may be best known for his work with Snap Judgment.
Bullseye, (New name for the program formerly know as “The Sound of Young America”): Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m., beginning January 8, 2012

World Café, (Evening broadcast of this program moves to an hour earlier): Monday-Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., beginning January 9, 2012

Echoes, (New Program): Monday-Friday, 8 to 10 p.m., beginning January 9, 2012

Weekday evenings, Echoes helps you escape into a modern soundscape of evocative, ground-breaking music that crosses cultures, traditions and musical boundaries. Host John Dilberto guides you through the world of contemporary music, sharing his thoughts and featuring artists and events that are shaping contemporary music. Enjoy a lovely blend of instrumental, world fusion, impressionistic jazz and intimate Living Room Concerts recorded in artists’ homes. Produced by John Diliberto and Kimberly Haas.
About John Diliberto: John Diliberto is a nationally published writer and award-winning radio producer who has spent many years exploring and exposing new music. His productions have long featured space music, avant-garde, jazz and new wave sounds, culminating in the award-winning Totally Wired program, which directly preceded Echoes.

PROGRAM CHANGE ON Classical 90.7 KWMU-3:

Sunday Baroque, (New Program), Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., beginning January 8, 2012

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. The music you’ll hear includes: Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos, George Frideric Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music Suites, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. You’ll hear their tuneful and lively music–and music by their talented contemporaries and predecessors–as part of the mix of familiar favorites and new surprises. Sunday Baroque offers great performances of their work by yesterday’s and today’s best performers. Fresh and inviting, genial and inspiring, and often surprisingly modern sounding, it’s the perfect accompaniment for this unique day of the week, whether you’re sleeping in, joining family and friends for a leisurely brunch, or relaxing alone with the Sunday paper and a cup of coffee. Host Suzanne Bona has been a classical music broadcaster since 1987 and is a professional, classically trained flutist.

Tim Eby was the General Manager of St. Louis Public Radio from January of 2009 to September of 2020.

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