Program Notes, Updates & Changes

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Byron Balentine
New Shows


We begin the fall with big changes afoot at KVLU. We are remodeling two of our studios and improving our use of space to provide a more efficient and modern facility to bring you more and better programming. Thanks to a generous grant from the Beaumont Foundation, we are refitting one of our production studios to provide audio and video recording for web distribution and to provide segments for the student television service LUTV. Both studios will be updated to better use 21st century technology considering these studios that were built in the early ‘80s. We are also building a central location for our compact disc collection, originally meant to store LPs. Phase 1: the clean up, is currently in progress. Phase 2: construction, will begin soon. Programming will go on as normal, but you may notice some background noise from time to time. It is the sound of progress.

We have several new programs we are most excited about. Here & Now, weekdays at 12n, is NPR’s daily midday news magazine, bringing you up-to-date breaking news. Emmy and Peabody award-wining Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host. Co-host Jeremy Hobson worked at Marketplace for six years and was also a producer for ATC and Wait, Wait..Don’t Tell Me! in addition to experience as a reporter for several NPR member stations. We hope you will join us for this new show. Radio Reader with the venerable Dick Estell now immediately precedes this new program, airing at 11:30am.

On Fridays at 11am we present With Good Reason, an eclectic blend of engaging features and interviews exploring the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business. Each week the latest in research as well as the curious and whimsical provide the grist for these lively shows.

Fiesta! is a new original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. Join us Sunday mornings at 11am, right after Dugan on Classics.

Speaking of classical music, we return regular nightly concert programs to the KVLU schedule. Weeknights at 9pm we present the Chicago Symphony on Mondays; The New York Philharmonic on Tuesdays.; Millennium of Music followed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Concerts on Wednesdays and Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts on Thursdays

Moving programs include Dick Estell to 11:30am; Afternoon Jazz to 1pm; The Dean’s Corner to 1pm on Fridays; TED Radio Hour to Saturdays at 12n; Broadway & Beyond to Fridays at 7pm; Behind the Music to 12n on Sunday followed by the Weekend Radio at 1pm.

When our studio renovation is complete, we will be capable of doing more and better local productions in a state of the art facility. Follow our transformation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and on our website. We are excited about our future and hope you will remain a part of it.

Don’t go far…

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