With the final episode of Radio Times airing on November 18, WHYY will make some changes to the FM broadcast schedule to maintain the best possible news and information services for our audience.
Beginning Monday, November 21, we will extend Morning Edition an hour to end at 10 a.m. BBC Newshour will also shift and air from 10-11 a.m.
Why this change? Since the start of the pandemic, more people are driving to work earlier and later than before. “Drive time” listeners are experiencing more flexibility from their employers, and traffic between nine and ten in the morning has risen.
Morning Edition is our most-listened-to program and we want to ensure this sought-after content is available for you audience when you can use it. BBC is an essential part of WHYY’s mission as a station that broadcasts international as well as local and national news.
Our evening lineup will also shift as we fill the slot that is now a repeat airing of Radio Times at 11 p.m. Beginning Monday, November 21, On Point will air at 8 p.m. following Fresh Air. We will premiere a new-to-WHYY program called Think with Krys Boyd at 9 p.m. 1A Plus will air at 10 p.m. and The World will move to 11 p.m.
In the new year, there will be additional changes as we develop two new WHYY original programs. We look forward to Marty Moss-Coane’s weekly program, The Connection, and a weekday program being developed by the program staff.
We welcome comments about the new schedule. Call Member and Audience Services during business hours at 215-351-0511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.