New WCMU Schedule takes effect March 1

WCMU will sound a little different beginning March 1. Some of your favorite programs are moving to new times, others are picking up additional airings, and we’ve created a new block of time for special short series and documentary programs.

In addition to the changes listed below, we will be adding a new regular feature to our schedule during Here and Now: beginning March 2, Climate Connections will be heard every weekday at 12:31pm. Climate Connections is a nonpartisan daily broadcast providing reporting, commentary and analysis on the issue of climate change, and is a production of the Yale Center for Environmental Communication.

We are also bidding a fond farewell to The Set List with Rick Westover. For over twelve years, the Set List has been highlighting Michigan musicians and great indie music. Be sure to join Rick for the final broadcast of the Set List on February 28, at 7pm. 

If you have any questions about these schedule changes, please reach  out to us via email.

The upcoming changes will affect our schedule on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday:

Friday:

7-9pm: Acoustic Café with Rob Reinhart. This Michigan-produced program moves to Friday nights from Saturday afternoons.

Saturday: 

12pm-1pm: The Moth Radio Hour. We are adding a bonus broadcast of the popular Moth Radio Hour. It can still be heard Thursday nights at 8pm.

1pm-4pm: The Beat with David Nicholas. The perfect musical blend for your Saturday afternoon, just an hour later!

4pm-5pm: On The Media. Join hosts Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone for a weekly look at how the media influences our worldview. This program moves from Monday evenings to Saturday afternoons.

Sunday:

10am – 11am: This American Life with Ira Glass. Each week, we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. This program moves up an hour, from 11am.

11am – 12pm: The Splendid Table with Francis Lam. Each week, Francis explores the intersection of food and life… and of course, provides some great recipes. This program moves up an hour, from noon.

12pm – 2pm: Live from Here with Chris Thile. Live from Here is a destination for audiences from across the globe, featuring a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. You can hear it an hour earlier on Sundays, beginning at noon, as well as at 6pm on Saturday.

2pm-3pm: Thistle & Shamrock with Fiona Ritche. A perennial favorite on WCMU, this hour of Celtic-influenced music moves up an hour, to 2pm.

3pm-4pm: Homespun with Tom Ball. Celebrating 37 years on the air, Homespun focuses on the “traditional” side of music. Now, an hour earlier!

4pm-5pm: Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me! The fan favorite “Wait Wait” picks up a second weekend airing, replacing the rebroadcast that was scheduled for 7pm Monday.

Monday:

7pm-8pm: Planet Money and How I Built This. This program, exploring the worlds of finance and entrepreneurship, moves from Sunday mornings at 10am.

8pm-9pm: WCMU Discovery Block. Explore new ideas and hear from a diverse range of voices in this special hour dedicated to short series and documentary programming. The WCMU Discovery Block will include selections from NPR, American Public Media, and the National Writers Series.

You can view our complete program schedule by clicking on the PDF link below.