KHSU 90.5 FM Shakes Up Programming – August 29, 2010
WAGNER HOUSE – KHSU will make changes to its programming on Monday, Sept. 6, designed to add more news coverage during the weekend, expand local music programs and reduce the station’s cost for acquired programming.
KHSU General Manager Ed Subkis announced the changes this week to volunteers and staff, “Over the last couple of months, we have had discussions with our CAG (Community Advisory Group) and many of our programmers about various scenarios that might change our schedule.”
Subkis went on to say that the changes would save the station some money to keep pace with cuts from the State, but would also expand local music shows and add news to weekend evenings.
Subkis and Program Director Katie Whiteside both say that the changes and will not alter the sound of KHSU. They also want to make sure listeners are well informed of all shifts in programming.
The changes mostly affect evening programming Monday through Sunday.
The half-hour BBC program “The World Today” will be dropped from the weeknight schedule. KHSU’s public affairs and cultural programs will shift from 7:30 p.m. up to 7 p.m. The weeknight jazz programs will expand to two hours and will begin at 8 p.m. instead of 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, the NPR program “Weekend All Things Considered” will be introduced from 5:00 to 6 p.m. Saturday music programs will remain the same but begin one hour later than they do now.
Sunday night will be exclusively devoted to folk and world music. The Scottish and Irish music show “Thistle and Shamrock” will remain at 6 p.m. and the “Folklife Woodshed” folk program will expand to two hours starting at 7 p.m. The early classical music program, “Pastime with Good Company” will move to Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. and will expand from one hour to two.
The program “New Dimensions” will be retired from Sunday to solidify the evening’s focus on music.
On Sunday morning, the classical hour “St. Paul Sunday” will be replaced with “Classical Guitar Alive.” “St. Paul Sunday” has been out of production and in re-runs for over a year.
KHSU is diverse public radio for the North Coast, and is licensed to Humboldt State University. Information on the changes and other information can be found at khsu.org, or by calling (707) 826-4807.