WFAE 90.7fm is making changes to its Saturday and Sunday afternoon schedules to group together programs of similar genres. The realignment starts this weekend (April 5.)
“These changes allow us to pair programs together that have common appeal. We believe these new two-hour blocks will make it easier for the listener to find the shows they want,” says Dale Spear, content and program director.
TED Radio Hour moves to Saturdays at 2 p.m., following Sci Fri Matinee. Snap Judgment moves to Saturdays at 3 p.m., as a lead-in for This American Life. New puzzle and trivia show, Ask Me Another, joins Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
“The Sci Fri Matinee and TED Radio Hour cover science and technology. Snap Judgment and This American Life feature some of the most compelling storytelling on the radio today,” says Spear. “We’re also very excited to broadcast NPR’s latest hit program, Ask Me Another. Host Ophira Eisenberg is funny and irreverent and we think just the right tone to kick off Saturday evening.”
“The combination of America’s Test Kitchen and The Splendid Table make a great late Sunday offering,” adds Spear.
TED Radio Hour – Saturdays at 2 p.m. – TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute "talk of their lives." Host Guy Raz also interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker's ideas and posing probing questions you’d like to hear answered.
Snap Judgment – Saturdays at 3 p.m. – 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. Host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one person's frying pan into another person's fire.
This American Life - Saturdays at 4 p.m. - This American Life focuses on stories that are like movies for radio. Host Ira Glass began his public radio career in 1978 as an intern at NPR. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995.
Ask Me Another – Saturdays at 8 p.m. – Ask Me Anotheris a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Listeners can play along, testing their knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and even mathematics along with the competitors called up to the
America's Test Kitchen - Sundays at 3 p.m. - Filled with clear, practical information, without gourmet fuss, America's Test Kitchen is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. Host Chris Kimball introduces listeners to an eclectic collection of test cooks and food experts from the Test Kitchen.
The Splendid Table - Sundays at 4 p.m. - Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper explores the spectrum of food: from cheese making to finding wine bargains to the science of a great cup of coffee great to the best little greasy spoons in America. This award-winning program has been at the forefront of food issues and policies since its inception.