Starting Oct. 7, 2017 listeners can expect a new weekend schedule on Colorado Public Radio News in an effort to provide additional opportunities to hear Colorado-focused news alongside the most listened-to national public radio news programs.

The schedule changes are prompted by NPR’s decision to end production of “Car Talk” after decades on the airwaves. At the same time, Colorado Public Radio is ending weekly broadcasts of “A Prairie Home Companion” to continue to focus on local stories and information. 

Both of these programs will be replaced on the schedule with additional broadcasts of core public radio news programs, including “TED Radio Hour,” “Radiolab” and “The Best of Fresh Air.” The new schedule also reflects CPR’s commitment to telling Colorado-focused stories while providing a more consistent news service on the weekends.

Highlights of the new schedule include: 

  • A special two-hour edition of “Colorado Matters,” featuring selected interviews and stories, which replaces “A Prairie Home Companion” on Saturday evenings (4-6) and Sunday mornings (10-12).
  • A second opportunity to hear “Fresh Air Weekend” and “Radiolab” on Sundays: “Fresh Air Weekend” from 12-1 p.m. and “Radiolab” from 1-2 p.m.
  • A second opportunity to hear “Ted Radio Hour” Saturday mornings (10-11), in place of “The Best of Car Talk.”

 

Weekend Broadcast Schedule | CPR News
Fall 2017

SATURDAY  

12 AM - 6 AM         

BBC World Service

6 AM - 10 AM             

Weekend Edition

10 AM - 11 AM

Ted Radio Hour

11 AM - 12 PM

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

12 PM - 1 PM

This American Life 

1 PM - 2 PM                 

Fresh Air Weekend

2 PM - 3 PM

Radiolab  

3 PM - 4 PM

All Things Considered

4 PM - 6 PM 

Colorado Matters (two-hour edition)   

6 PM - 7 PM     

​All Things Considered

7 PM - 12 AM 

BBC World Service

SUNDAY  

12 AM - 6 AM         

BBC World Service

6 AM - 10 AM             

Weekend Edition

10 AM - 12 PM

Colorado Matters (two-hour edition)

12 PM - 1 PM

Fresh Air Weekend

1 PM - 2 PM

Radiolab 

2 PM - 3 PM

Ted Radio Hour  

3 PM - 4 PM

All Things Considered

4 PM - 5 PM 

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!   

5 PM - 6 PM     

This American Life

6 PM - 7 PM     

​All Things Considered

7 PM - 12 AM 

BBC World Service