February 26, 2015

Global A Go-Go's New Time: Wednesdays 3-5 PM, Beginning March 4

You may already have heard that WRIR is implementing the biggest schedule change in our 10 years on the air.  Starting on March 2nd, our weeknight music programming will begin two hours earlier, at 3 PM.  For the first time ever, we'll have news and public affairs programming on weekends: one hour on Saturday at 5 PM, and three hours Sunday morning starting at 6 AM.  And we'll be carrying news programs overnight, from 3 to 6 AM on weekdays.

Global A Go-Go will be a part of these schedule changes.  Effective March 4th, my show will be heard on Wednesdays between 3 and 5 PM.

I'm very excited about the changes.  You may not know this, but the 3-5 PM time slot ("afternoon drive-time," in radio lingo) is the most-listened-to two hours in America radio.  We're aiming to make it equally popular at WRIR by moving some of our best music programs into that time slot, so I'm honored to have my show included in that group.

Joining me in moving two hours earlier will be "Wide Ear Folk" with Eric Walters, Tuesdays from 3 to 5 PM.  Moving into the daylight from late at night will be Enzo Adimari's rock program "Pop Goes The World" (Friday 3-5 PM) and Shannon Cleary's "The Commonwealth Of Notions" focused on local music (Thursday 3-5 PM).  And George Reuther brings his unique take on the American century from the Wednesday "Breakfast Blend" to his new slot on Monday from 3-5 PM -- George's new show is called "Tea With Me."

For those of you who are inconvenienced by Global A Go-Go's move, I'm sorry.  I truly appreciate your listenership and support over the 10 years I've been on the air on Fridays on WRIR, and I hope you'll tune me in on Wednesdays starting in March.

Don't forget, you can time-shift any of WRIR's programs by using our listening portal, wrir.org/tunein -- it allows you listen to any of the last two weeks' worth of programs at any time of your choosing.  And Global A Go-Go podcasts continue to be available at http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go -- if you need a fix on Friday at 5 PM, you can have one.  But I don't think you'll need one: Phil D of Friday "Breakfast Blend" fame is bringing his new show "Friday Clock Out" to my old time slot, and he's going to rock it just as hard as I ever did.

If you'd like to see the entire new schedule, you can find it here on our website: http://wrir.org/index.php?/station/wrir-schedule

See you on the radio Wednesdays at 3 PM, and here's to the next 10 years of great independent radio on WRIR!

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