For Immediate Release
Contact: Carol Sisco
cpbn.org, cptv.org, wnpr.org
WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio Program Lineup Changes: Effective Saturday, March 1
HARTFORD, Conn. (January 30, 2014) – Beginning March 1, WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio will be changing its weekend lineup to provide listeners with more of the programs they want, when they want them. Now, on Saturdays at 6 a.m., listeners can catch On the Media, the popular NPR program covering journalism, technology and First Amendment issues. On the Media will be followed by the Peabody Award-winning Studio 360. Beginning at 7 a.m., Studio 360 looks at the fascinating intersections between the arts, popular culture and everyday life. Then, Saturdays at 4 p.m., don’t miss The Moth Radio Hour, which features everyday people from across the nation sharing personal stories – stories that are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always heartfelt and entertaining.
Additionally, the program Latino USA will be making its WNPR debut. Hosted by Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA provides a focus on the news and culture of the nation’s Hispanic community, and we are excited to be bringing it to WNPR. Tune in Sundays at 9 p.m. for Latino USA, and it will also air Sunday mornings at 6 a.m. Also, the NPR quiz show Ask Me Another will now air Sundays at 2 p.m. This educational – and hilarious – program is a favorite of WNPR listeners, and it can be enjoyed on Sunday afternoons. Plus, on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Essential Radio is returning to WNPR. Essential Radio is WNPR’s showcase for specials, documentaries and local and original features. Each week highlights a new topic for listeners.
To view WNPR’s complete new-and-improved lineup, see the WNPR Program Grid at www.wnpr.org.
WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. As part of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN), WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. WNPR has also been the recipient of many esteemed awards, including two George Foster Peabody Awards, five Ohio State Awards, two Gracie Allen Awards and over 50 Associated Press Awards, including eight Mark Twain Awards for Overall Station Excellence. WNPR’s award-winning local programming lineup includes The Faith Middleton Show, Where We Live and The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. CPBN also includes CPTV, a media service that is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. CPBN also houses the Learning Lab, home to the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School satellite campus and the Veterans Vocational Training Program. For more information, visit wnpr.org.