Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show’s stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.
This fall NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and info that’s important to their audiences.
So how will you notice the changes? Starting today, November 17, you’re likely to hear slight changes during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In both program clocks, music breaks are longer, giving KUAC more opportunities to share details on upcoming stories while still having time to insert our local material. Regular Morning Edition features like StoryCorps and the sports commentaries by Frank DeFord will continue, though you may hear them in different parts of the program.
We’re sharing feedback with NPR about these changes as they roll out. If you have questions or comments, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.