Changes To NPR News Magazines | KUOW News and Information

Changes To NPR News Magazines

Nov 17, 2014

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories, interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

Starting Monday, November 17, NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and info that's important to their audiences.

What does this mean for KUOW?

The biggest change for listeners will be will be during our Morning Edition and Here & Now programs (5 a.m. – 9 a.m.; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. most week days). You will hear three local newscasts per hour (instead of the original two) at :04, :19 and :42 past the hour. The bottom-of-the hour newscast has been eliminated. Again, this is due to changes in the NPR clock.

NPR is also adding five seconds to its national funding credits (The "Support for NPR is provided by ..." messages you hear during NPR programs). There will continue to be eight scheduled credits per hour in both newsmagazines.

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