Omaha, NE – Have you heard the news? If not, you don't know what you're missing. KIOS has created a new schedule that is bringing an exciting and eclectic blend of programs to Omaha this summer. Beginning July 1, 2006, six new programs make their debut on 91.5 FM as part of the station's commitment to provide its listeners with the very best in public radio programming.
The new programming schedule is part of several changes the station has undertaken during the past year. The national program Day to Day, the middle-of-the-day news fix hosted by Alex Chadwick, has joined the late morning line-up, and listeners can now stream KIOS live from their computers. The new programs range from the fun and the informative to money and business to faith and religion. The line-up includes:
Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!
During this live show, NPR veteran Carl Kasell and host Peter Sagal test listeners' knowledge against some of the best and the brightest in the news and entertainment businesses while figuring what's real - and what's not in this whip-smart, oddly informative news quiz.
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This weekly two-hour magazine showcases the issues of the week, public affairs and the arts.
Saturdays @ 1:00 p.m.
The Splendid Table
Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper hosts this culinary, culture and lifestyle program, which celebrates food and its ability to touch our lives.
Saturdays @ 7:00 p.m.
Riverwalk, Live from the Landing
Every week, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes jazz pioneers in live performances and fascinating stories that bring to life remarkable moments in jazz history.
Sundays @ 6:00 a.m.
Each week, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that impact listeners' wallets.
Sundays @ 9:00 a.m.
Speaking of Faith
Host Krista Tippett engages listeners in a national conversation about belief, meaning, ethics and ideas.
These changes bring Omaha's NPR listeners a line-up more reflective of what audiences hear in major metropolitan areas. Reflecting on the new schedule, Keith Neisler, KIOS's station manager, says: I am extremely pleased with the line-up we are offering our listeners. It is perhaps the strongest group of shows we have had at KIOS for many years. Public radio is constantly changing to provide the highest quality programming and we are endeavoring to do that with the changes that begin in July. Even so, loyal listeners need not be concerned that they'll be missing their current favorites; KIOS is retaining popular shows and moving them to more suitable places within the programming schedule. Programs such as Whad'Ya Know?, Saint Paul Sunday, Record Shelf, River City Folk and Great Plains Bluegrass all remain part of the KIOS line-up. Their new times can be found on the KIOS website, www.kios.org
So if you haven't heard the news, and if you haven't tuned into KIOS lately, you're missing a broad spectrum of programming that offers listeners the best news and entertainment shows available either on the radio, television or online. Tune into KIOS this summer and discover all the news that's fit to listen to - each and every day.