State of Affairs is on the move!

by rfisher on January 27, 2009

Beginning on Monday, February 2nd, State of Affairs is moving to 1:00 pm daily (with the repeat staying at 9:00 pm nightly). Why you ask? Well, change is a constant in the radio business (just like in other fields). In December NPR announced the cancellation of the daily shows News and Notes and Day to Day. This presented WFPL with an opporunity to respond to listener requests for two hours of The Diane Rehm Show and to move State of Affairs back to our original time at 1:00 pm. So, it will be a great day on WFPL, Morning Edition, BBC, the Diane Rehm Show, Fresh Air, State of Affairs, Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered.

As a listener, I wonder how I’ll be able to tear myself away from the radio each day! So, join us on Monday the 2nd at 1:00 pm and call in to join the conversation.

Thank you for listening!
Robin Fisher – Producer

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Jaarad Taylor January 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I am dissappointed to hear Fresh Air and News & Notes will be leaving the WFPL Airwaves. Though I seldom get to hear News and Notes since it’s move to the 8 pm time slot it was on I quite enjoyed.
Further, if anyone merits an increase of time it would be State of Affairs and not the Diane Rehm Show. Julie Kredens produce a top rate show and it is my favorite on WFPL.
Okay, I am done venting. I understand these moves had to be made.
Keep up the great work in Louisville’s much overlooked public radio.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fresh Air is NOT leaving the air. It’s on at 12pm. News and Notes was canceled by NPR.

Geoff Glaab January 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I like the Diane Rehm show format, but her voice is absolutely grating. There are lots of other two hour call in show varieties, that deal with national issues and politics: Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate on WNYC to name a couple. I’m not sure of the financial concerns with trying to grab another show from another network, or if it’s cheaper to get an NPR syndicated show, but I feel like anything else would’ve been better in the 11 o clock time slot than hearing Diane Rehm wheeze through 10 word questions for another hour. Anyhow, that’s it. I love WFPL, and keep up the good work as the gentleman above me said.

Geoff Glaab January 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Sorry, I was just informed by the lovely Laura Ellis that Diane Rehm has always been a two hour show. This makes much more sense.

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