WGBH to add two new local shows next month
Public radio station WGBH 89.7FM which has shifted most of its schedule the mix of news-and-talk and public affairs programming on December 1st will soon be trying to distinguish itself from its local public radio competitor WBUR 90.9FM by devoting two hours each weekday afternoon to live, locally-produced programming. The station is launching "The Emily Rooney Show"(Noon-1pm) and "The Callie Crossley Show"(1pm-2pm) on Monday, January 11th, it was announced today.
WGBH 89.7FM's two new local shows will counter two NPR shows - "Here and Now" with Robin Young(Noon-1pm) and "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross(Mon-Thur 1-2pm) and a local show "Radio Boston"(Fri,1-2pm) on WBUR 90.9FM. WGBH also offers "Fresh Air" from 2pm to 3pm.
Rooney and Crossley already work together on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press", a round table media discussion show which airs every Friday evening. "Beat the Press" also re-airs on WGBH 89.7FM on Saturdays at 2pm.
Here are press releases from WGBH :
WGBH Radio launches The Emily Rooney Show on January 11, 2010
Award-winning journalist Rooney anchors WGBH’s local mid-day programming
WGBH Radio announced today that The Emily Rooney Show, hosted by award-winning journalist Emily Rooney, will launch at noon on Monday, January 11, 2010 on 89.7, Boston’s NPR Station for News and Culture. The hour-long program anchors WGBH’s commitment to in-depth local coverage and will feature diverse topics of interest and importance in the region.Airing Monday through Friday, Rooney will examine local news and public affairs in a spirited daily forum. The program will engage people on the issues of the day, ranging anywhere from politics and the law to science and technology. A signature segment of the hour, called “What are YOU Hearing?”, will feature experts with unique insight into a specific issue.“The Emily Rooney Show will focus on what’s happening today that affects the greater New England area,” says Rooney. “I have a large cadre of contributors that I’ll discuss the issues of the day with, and we’ll step into areas that are both national and international. But we always will turn it back to a local focus.”
WGBH Radio launches The Callie Crossley Show on January 11, 2010
Veteran journalist Crossley central to WGBH’s local mid-day programming
WGBH Radio announced today that The Callie Crossley Show, hosted by award-winning journalist Callie Crossley, will launch at 1pm on Monday, January 11, 2010 on 89.7, Boston’s NPR Station for News and Culture. The hour-long program, central to WGBH’s commitment to in-depth local coverage, will feature diverse topics of interest and importance in the region.Airing Monday through Friday, Crossley will offer a daily discussion of current events, local happenings, arts and culture, and water cooler buzz. From the boardroom to the bus top, Crossley will examine stories of interests from Boston and New England. In turn, she will invite the community to weigh in on a wide range of topics, providing a forum for listeners to tap into the talk of your town.“I look forward to being part of this new chapter for WGBH, exploring stories of the region and using the tremendous resources we have here to provide another way for people to expand their knowledge.”
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