Why CPR’s Morning Edition sounds a little different

November 17, 2014
Photo: NPR clock
The new Morning Edition clock.

Your morning commute and your drive home will sound a bit different from now on when you listen to Colorado Public Radio. That’s because the clock - the holy grail used to keep your favorite programs like Morning Edition running on time – has changed.

We use clocks to track the timing of stories, interviews, newscasts and more during a show. On Monday, NPR started using the new clocks for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

The changes are meant to align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations like Colorado Public Radio, with more flexibility to include local news and information that's important to you.

So what does this mean as you listen to CPR? You’ll hear more Colorado news throughout Morning Edition just in different places throughout each hour. In All Things Considered you’ll likely hear more four minute features from your CPR news team.

Regular Morning Edition features like StoryCorps and the sports commentaries by Frank DeFord will continue, though you may hear them in different parts of the program.

NPR has also added five seconds to its national funding credits (The "Support for NPR is provided by..." messages you hear during NPR programs).

We're sharing feedback with NPR about these changes as they roll out. If you have questions or comments, please send them to us.

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