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Schedule Changes

We are pleased to announce changes to WAMU 88.5‘s weekend schedule. The new lineup will include weekly slots for audience favorites and new shows, highlighting fresh voices on the public radio scene.

Starting Aug. 16, at 8 p.m.,* Fridays, the hour-long news magazine The World airs, followed by the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour at 9 p.m., and Q with Jian Ghomeshi at 10 p.m.

Beginning Aug. 17, Coastal Connection, a weekly look at the people and culture of the Delmarva Peninsula, airs at 5 a.m., Saturdays, followed by Bob Edwards Weekend. Later, Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired brings celebrated musicians to explore the creative process at 11 p.m., followed by BBC World Service at midnight.

On Aug. 18, the new Sunday schedule unfolds with The Animal House at 5 a.m. In the afternoon, a lineup of groundbreaking public radio favorites begins at noon with Radiolab. At 1 p.m., music and storytelling collide on Snap Judgment, followed by a look at the week’s biggest news stories on Day 6 at 2 p.m., and sharp analysis of issues in journalism and technology by On the Media at 3 p.m.

For those of you who are fans of Traditions with Mary Cliff, you can now listen to an extended program on Bluegrass Country 105.5 FM, airing Saturdays, from 9 p.m.-midnight beginning Aug. 17. On Aug. 18, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor premieres in its new weekly time slot on Bluegrass Country 105.5 FM at 1 p.m.

*All times are Eastern.

Schedule changes will begin on Friday, August 16, 2013.


8:00PM - The World (was The Politics Hour)
9:00PM - The Moth (was The Diane Rehm Show)
10:00PM - Q with Jian Ghomeshi (was The Diane Rehm Show and Door to Door)


5:00AM - Coastal Connection (was The Newsroom, Click, and Witness)
6:00AM - Bob Edwards (was On the Media)
11:00PM - Jazz Inspired (was Traditions with Mary Cliff)


12:00AM - BBC (was Traditions with Mary Cliff)
5:00AM - Animal House Rebroadcast (was The Newsroom and Heart & Soul)
12:00PM - Radio Lab (was A Prairie Home Companion)
1:00PM - Snap Judgment (was A Prairie Home Companion)
2:00PM - Day 6 (was The Diane Rehm Show and Door to Door)
3:00PM - On the Media (was Bob Edwards Weekend)

12:00 a.m. Newsday The Newsroom BBC
12:30 a.m. Heart & Soul
1:00 a.m. The Story Weekend
2:00 a.m. Newsday Weekend
3:30 a.m. Business Daily In the Balance Healthcheck
3:50 a.m. Witness
4:00 a.m. HardTalk From Our Own Correspondent The History Hour
4:30 a.m. Science in Action Global Business
4:50 a.m. From Our Own Correspondent
5:00 a.m. Morning Edition Coastal Connection Animal House Rebroadcast
5:50 a.m. Marketplace Morning Report
6:00 a.m. Morning Edition Bob Edwards Backstory
6:35 a.m. The Writer's Almanac
6:40 a.m. Morning Edition
7:00 a.m. Metro Connection Krista Tippett on Being
7:51 a.m. Marketplace Morning Report
8:00 a.m. Morning Edition Weekend Edition Saturday Weekend Edition Sunday
10:00 a.m. The Diane Rehm Show: Friday News Roundup Car Talk
11:00 a.m. Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me
12:00 p.m. The Politics Hour The Animal House Radio Lab
1:00 p.m. Metro Connection This American Life Snap Judgment
2:00 p.m. Talk of the Nation: Science Friday Studio 360 Day 6
3:00 p.m. The Splendid Table On the Media
4:00 p.m. All Things Considered TED Radio Hour Interfaith Voices
5:00 p.m. All Things Considered
6:00 p.m. Marketplace A Prairie Home Companion Public Space
6:30 p.m. All Things Considered
7:00 p.m. The Big Broadcast
8:00 p.m. The World Hot Jazz Saturday Night
9:00 p.m. The Moth
9:04 p.m. Stardate
9:06 p.m. The Moth
10:00 p.m. Q with Jian Ghomeshi
11:00 p.m. As It Happens Jazz Inspired Bullseye
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