Maine Public Broadcasting Network Radio Cuts Back Music, Adds Talk
November 28, 2012 at 4:31 AM (PT)
Less music, more talk is the new plan at MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK RADIO, reports the PORTLAND PRESS HERALD, with TOBY LEBOUTILLIER's "DOWN MEMORY LANE," four hours of weekend Classical shows, and late-night Jazz on FRIDAYS among the cuts.
Added for weekday afternoons are NPR's DIANE REHM at 2p and BBC's "THE WORLD" at 3p; "ON POINT" and "THE TAKEAWAY" for late nights; BOB EDWARDS at 6a and NPR-WBUR/BOSTON's "ONLY A GAME" at 7a SATURDAYS; and "ON BEING" and "LIVING ON EARTH" on SUNDAY mornings. The network's "MORNING CLASSICAL" show with SUZANNE NANCE continues weekdays 9a-noon.
Pres./CEO MARK VOGELZANG told the PRESS HERALD that the changes "are really a reflection of our desires and audience requests over time, We're seeing a continued strong growth of news on public radio. Public radio news continues to remain strong, and continues to be our most-listened-to hours. Listeners want more news on their public radio station. It is a national trend."