KUAC FM Announces New Programming September 15, 2020
“Live From Here” will no longer air on KUAC FM, as American Public Media has ceased production of the program. We will miss Chris Thile and all his talent, the variety of guests and this quality production that kept us entertained on Saturdays.
As of Saturday, September 19, the Saturday FM program lineup will see the following changes:
Big Picture Science will air at 2 p.m. Produced at the SETI Institute, Big Picture Science engages the public with modern science research through smart and humorous storytelling.
Snap Judgment will air at 3 p.m. Snap Judgment is about the decisions people make that change everything. Host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey — leaping from one person’s frying pan into another person’s fire.
Mountain Stage will move to the 5 to 7 p.m. time slot.
Also, beginning September 21, The Daily will air on weekdays from 1 to 1:30 p.m. From the New York Times, and hosted by Michael Barbaro, The Daily is what the news should sound like with the biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world.
Q: Why did KUAC FM cancel Live from Here?
A: American Public Media announced the cancellation of Live from Here due to budget cuts during the pandemic. The program is not available any longer.
Q: How did you select the new programs like Big Picture Science and Snap Judgment?
A: KUAC programming staff carefully considered no-cost options and presented them to our Community Advisory Council members, who took into consideration the needs and wants of the listening community.
Q: Do you have to cut into classical music time on weekday afternoons?
A: KUAC FM will still offer 2 ½ hours of music on weekday afternoons. KUAC is part of a statewide group buy for American Public Media programs such as Marketplace, SymphonyCast, The Splendid Table, Performance Today and Classical 24. In order to hold up our end of the agreement in the group buy, we are required to carry The Daily or BBC. Because BBC programming does not fit our schedule easily, we opted for The Daily.
Q: Why did Mountain Stage need to move to a new time?
A: Saturday evening is full of music and entertainment shows both syndicated and locally-produced. We continue this tradition by moving Mountain Stage into Saturday early evenings.
Q: What else is going to change?
A: While we must be flexible even in “normal times,” KUAC FM is committed to engaging, educating and entertaining our listeners. The coronavirus crisis has hit every aspect of our lives. Through it all, KUAC has stayed with you on your radio, TV channel 9.6 and streaming.