WGBH To Expand 'Boston Public Radio' To Three Hours In September
June 9, 2014 at 7:44 AM (PT)
WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION News-Talk WGBH/BOSTON will add a third hour to "BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO" with JIM BRAUDE and MARGERY EAGAN. The station has announced that the show will expand to 11a-2p (ET) weekdays in SEPTEMBER. The move will bump "THE TAKEAWAY" from 11a to 10a. BRAUDE and EAGAN joined WGBH in FEBRUARY 2013 after their former home, GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK, flipped to Rhythmic AC in JANUARY 2013.
GM PHIL REDO said, “BPR has evolved into a wonderful expression of what we strive to do on the radio station overall. It offers a combination of local, national and global topics, smart conversations, deeper analysis, local voices and direct access to local opinion leaders, newsmakers and our own neighbors. JIM and MARGERY bring a unique warmth and sense of humor to this audio town square. The success they have achieved over the past 15 months has exceeded our highest expectations.”
EAGAN said, “Coming to WGBH has allowed JIM and me to dig deeper in our conversations with each other and newsmakers from across NEW ENGLAND than we ever could in commercial radio. Extending the show by an hour gives us an opportunity to facilitate more conversations and introduce new voices to BOSTON radio.”
BRAUDE said, “BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO is a truly collaborative show that showcases the reach of the entire WGBH News team. We are proud to be a part of the station’s exceptional local growth and look forward to building on that success with a third hour of BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO starting this fall.”