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KUOW Schedule Updates

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July 11, 2022 — KUOW has seen substantial changes in listener habits during the past two years, especially in relation to the time of day people are tuning in. In response to these shifts, we are making several adjustments to our broadcast schedule to better serve our audience and their changing habits. Starting July 25, KUOW will make the following changes to our broadcast schedule:

  • Here & Now will now run from 9 – 11 a.m. on weekdays, creating a continuous airing of local and national news for KUOW’s strong morning audience.
  • The Takeaway will move from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, replacing 1A. The Takeaway has shifted its focus in the past year from daily news to a deeper analysis of current events. With this change, KUOW believes it is better suited for our evening audience.
  • On Point will move to 11 a.m. on weekdays, a slight change from its current placement.
  • Today, Explained will debut weekdays at 6 p.m. Produced by Vox and co-hosted by Noel King (former Morning Edition co-host), this show takes a deep dive into a single news topic, with regular contributions from NPR hosts and reporters.
  • KUOW is adding two hours of arts and culture programming on Saturday evenings, with the addition of Fresh Air Weekend at 8 p.m. and the debut of BBC Arts Hour at 9 p.m., both replacing The World Café.

All of these adjustments are in response to changes in audience behavior. If you have questions or comments about KUOW’s news broadcast schedule, please click here to contact us.

Schedule Change History

May 27, 2022 — After 18 years of production, KUOW’s Speakers Forum will air its last episode on Sunday, May 29. You can learn more here. Starting the weekend of June 5, Latino USA will now air Sundays at 7 p.m., with KUOW Spotlight moving to the 7 p.m. hour on Saturday.

December 17, 2021 — With the launch of KUOW's new midday local news show Soundside on January 10, we are making several changes to our schedule better align our programming with our strategic goals of ensuring a diversity of voices and perspectives are represented on our airwaves. Soundside, a new show about the Pacific Northwest and the people who call it home, will air Monday – Thursday at noon with a rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Soundside is hosted by Libby Denkmann. Week in Review, hosted by Bill Radke, will continue Fridays at noon. On Point, hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti, will move to weekdays at 10 a.m. (currently airs at 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday). Here and Now from WBUR will now air weekdays at 11 a.m., for one hour instead of two. NPR’s Code Switch and Life Kit will debut Sundays at 10 a.m. Latino USA is moving to a new time, Saturdays at 7 p.m. It currently airs Tuesdays at 11 p.m. KUOW will no longer carry Alternative Radio and Selected Shorts.

September 16, 2021 — KUOW will debut a new weekend schedule beginning Saturday, October 2. KUOW will say goodbye to Ask Me Another and Says You!, which both have stopped producing new episodes. It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is moving from Saturdays at 3 p.m. to Sundays at noon. NPR's Throughline will take over It's Been A Minute's old slot, airing Saturdays at 3 p.m. Finally, APM's The Splendid Table, hosted by Francis Lam, will air Saturdays at 6 p.m.

September 19, 2020 — KUOW will debut a new weekend schedule beginning Saturday, September 19. The changes come following the cancellation of Live From Here by American Public Media. The World Café from NPR and WXPN will air Saturdays from 7-9 p.m. On Sundays, Fresh Air Weekend will move to a new time of 10 a.m., followed by a rebroadcast of Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me! On Sunday nights, Sound Opinions will move up one hour to 9 p.m. The BBC World Service will also begin one hour earlier, at 10 p.m.