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Program Schedule Changes Coming To Weekends On KWMU-1, WQUB-1, And KMST-1

The New Yorker Radio Hour joins line-up as Only a Game ceases production.

Changes are coming to the St. Louis Public Radio program schedule starting this Saturday, October 3.

Only A Game, which aired at 6 a.m. on Saturdays, ended its 27-year production run in September. Taking its place will be a new program for St. Louis Public Radio listeners, The New Yorker Radio Hour.

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, artists, and editors. This isn’t a radio version of a magazine, but something all its own, reflecting the rich possibilities of audio storytelling and conversation.

America Amplified

Also coming this month is round two of America Amplified — a program and journalism collaboration among public media stations, including St. Louis Public Radio, and led by sister station KCUR in Kansas City. A new six-week run of America Amplified, this time with a focus on dialogue, shared experiences and perspectives from across the country that will frame our political choices this election season, will start on Saturday, October 10 and run through Saturday, November 14.

After the conclusion of America Amplified, The New Yorker Radio Hour will move to Saturdays at 2 p.m. beginning November 21.

In addition, beginning on Saturday, October 3, On The Media and Fresh Air Weekend will flip broadcast times. On The Media will air at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Fresh Air Weekend will air on Sundays at 8 p.m. A second broadcast of On The Media will continue on Sundays at 6 a.m.

Finally, Nancy Kranzberg is returning with her local arts essays. She will be heard at a new time on the first Saturday of each month at 7:35 a.m. during Weekend Edition Saturday.

There are no changes to the weekday line-up. Here’s the full Saturday and Sunday schedule beginning on Saturday, October 3, 2020.


12:00 Midnight - BBC World Service
6:00 a.m. - The New Yorker Radio Hour [NEW]
7:00 a.m. - Weekend Edition Saturday
10:00 a.m. - Ask Me Another
11:00 a.m. - Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me
12:00 p.m. - Snap Judgment
1:00 p.m. - The Moth Radio Hour
2:00 p.m. - Coronavirus – A Weekly Report (October 3, 2020 only)
America Amplified (beginning 10/10/2020 - 11/14/2020) [NEW]
3:00 p.m. - Radiolab
4:00 p.m. - All Things Considered
5:00 p.m. - It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
6:00 p.m. - On The Media [NEW TIME]
7:00 p.m. - From The Top
8:00 p.m. - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
10:00 p.m. - BBC World Service


12:00 Midnight - BBC World Service
6:00 a.m. - On The Media
7:00 a.m. - Weekend Edition Sunday
10:00 a.m. - Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me
11:00 a.m. - Ask Me Another
12:00 p.m. - This American Life
1:00 p.m. - Planet Money and How I Built This
2:00 p.m. - To The Best of Our Knowledge
4:00 p.m. - All Things Considered
5:00 p.m. - Reveal
6:00 p.m. - The TED Radio Hour
7:00 p.m. - The Splendid Table
8:00 p.m. - Fresh Air Weekend [NEW TIME]
9:00 p.m. - JazzWorks

Questions or comments about these program changes can be directed to our comment line at 314-516-6735 or by emailing hello@stlpublicradio.org.

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