If You Time Your Morning By What You Hear On The Radio, Listen Up!

Nov 11, 2014

The new broadcast clock for Morning Edition takes effect Monday, November 17.
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The way NPR times the segments of Morning Edition is about to change slightly. You’ll hear national newscasts in three parts of the hour in Morning Edition instead of two beginning Monday, November 17. Slighter changes are planned for All Things Considered, too.

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 and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

These changes to NPR’s broadcast clocks will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations like KUAR with more flexibility to include the regional news and info that's important to you.

So how will you notice the changes?

Regular Morning Edition features like StoryCorps will still be there, though you may hear them in different parts of the program. Frank DeFord’s commentaries already moved due to changes with Marketplace Morning Report, you can hear them Wednesdays at 6:55 and 8:55 a.m. StarDate will now air in both the morning and afternoon. It will move to 5:31 a.m. and 3:48 p.m. Here’s to Your Health will air at 7:31 a.m. Monday-Friday. Biography Arkansas will air at 7:49 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and at 5:18 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Arkansas Business Report with Chris Harkins will air Mondays at 6:49 a.m. Arkansongs will move just 11 minutes back to 6:51 a.m. on Fridays. It's evening airtime in All Things Considered on Fridays will remain relatively the same at 6:20 p.m.

The new All Things Considered broadcast clock takes effect Monday, November 17 with slight changes.
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Starting Monday, you’ll hear KUAR’s morning newscasts at 6:04, 7:04 and 8:04 along with the top state news headlines at 6:20, 7:20 and 8:20, and 6:43, 7:43 and 8:43. You're likely to hear several more regular breaks for local information in Morning Edition.  

You’ll hear KUAR’s afternoon newscasts during All Things Considered at 4:04 and 5:04 with top state news headlines at 4:34 and 5:34.

We're sharing feedback with NPR about these changes as they roll out. If you have questions or comments, please send them to us at comments@ualrpublicradio.org.