New Programs Come to the WAMU Broadcast Schedule

New Programs Come to the WAMU Broadcast Schedule

New Programs Come to the WAMU Broadcast Schedule

WAMU serves one of the most cosmopolitan and influential cities in the world. Fulfilling our commitment to offer the best public radio programming available, we are pleased to bring a suite of new programs to the air beginning January 25.

WAMU seeks to improve the lives of people in our region by:

  • Giving voice to our diverse community
  • Fostering conversations that lead to positive social change
  • Upholding an unwavering commitment to distinctive, public service journalism that’s authentic, contextual, inclusive, and connected.

Informed by research, data from ratings and national audience trends, listener and member feedback, and an evaluation of the quality and value of each program, schedule changes are a fine-tuned consideration of the available offerings combined with the needs and lifestyles of people who live here.

We hope you enjoy the new schedule. We continually evaluate what we do and listener feedback is an important to us, so let us know what you think by emailing


Noon–1 p.m. Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Kojo Nnamdi team has re-engineered this leading WAMU program to focus more deeply on the most important issues affecting our region. Kojo and his team will develop more focused regional shows. By eliminating the second, international hour, the team will use this time to expand the show’s live community events, enhance digital offerings, and work more closely with the WAMU news team. The Politics Hour will continue to air Fridays at noon.

1–3 p.m. (Fridays 1–2 p.m.) Here & Now

We will now air the full two hours of Here and Now, a national and international news magazine from NPR and WBUR-Boston. WAMU is a partner station so you will hear coverage from our reporters telling Washington’s story for you, and listeners around the country.

Monday – Thursday 3 p.m. – Fresh Air

Based on listener and member feedback, Fresh Air returns to the 3 p.m. time slot.

Weeknights – 8 p.m. Daily

Weeknights from 8 to 9 p.m. we're bringing listeners a variety of the best programs public radio has to offer. Tune in to hear TED Radio Hour, Freakonomics Radio, This American Life, Reveal, and Dinner Party Download.

Weeknights – 10 p.m. Daily

The World moves from 8 p.m to 10 – 11 p.m,. on weeknights. It’s paired with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s As It Happens, creating two hours of international news and perspective.


Based on listener and supporter feedback, On The Media will move back to the more popular 7 a.m. time slot preceding Weekend Edition.

Following the weekly wrap-up of news and culture on Weekend Edition, WAMU offers a suite of the best humor, creativity and storytelling in public radio to accompany your weekend activities. This program block leads off with perennial favorites Car Talk at 10 a.m. and Wait WaitDon’t Tell Me! at 11 a.m., followed by Ask Me Another at noon.

Saturday afternoon listening is rounded out with This American Life at 1 p.m., Snap Judgment at 2p.m., The Moth Radio Hour at 3 p.m., and Radiolab at 4 p.m., followed by All Things Considered at 5 p.m.


Based on listener and member feedback, On Being returns to its 7 a.m. time slot. Marketplace Weekend now airs at 6 a.m.

A new, refreshed lineup of witty, contemplative conversation begins with Freakonomics at 1 p.m., followed by the arts and culture program Studio 360 at 2 p.m. The New Yorker Radio Hour debuts at 3 p.m., followed by Reveal at 4 p.m., rounded out by All Things Considered at 5 p.m.