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CPR News and KRCC Announce New Midday Radio Schedule

Centennial, Colo., May 2, 2023 - Colorado Public Radio today announced changes to its weekday broadcast schedule for CPR News and KRCC. New York public radio station WNYC’s decision to end its nationally syndicated program “The Takeaway” in June presented an opportunity to strengthen CPR’s midday line-up. Starting May 22, listeners will hear “On Point,” “Today, Explained” and “BBC Newshour.”

“When WNYC announced ‘The Takeaway’ would end, we took the opportunity to look at our daytime schedule holistically,” said Gillian Coldsnow, program director for CPR News. “We found opportunities to bring our audiences more world news, more local news and new national programs.”

The new schedule can be viewed here. At 10 a.m. listeners will hear “On Point” from WBUR. “Here & Now” will start an hour earlier and go until 12:30 p.m., when another new show, Vox’s “Today, Explained,” will air for the second half of the hour. At 1:00 p.m., “BBC Newshour” will air, except on Fridays, which will continue to have “Science Friday.” “Fresh Air” stays in its 2:00 spot, but “Marketplace” will now air live at 3:00 p.m., followed by “The Daily” at 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and “Real Talk with Denver7 and CPR News” on Fridays. 

“On Point” is produced by WBUR, the same station that produces “Here & Now,” and airs on over 200 stations nationwide. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – “On Point” host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and everyday people about the issues that matter most. 

“Today, Explained” is Vox’s award-winning daily news explainer show. Every weekday, hosts Noel King and Sean Rameswaram take on one essential news story that defines our moment and break it down. Through on the ground reporting, discussions with journalists, academics, policymakers, and more, the Today, Explained team helps us understand every story and why it matters. Public radio fans will recognize King’s voice, as she hosted NPR’s “Morning Edition” before leaving to join Vox in 2021. 

“BBC Newshour” is the award-winning flagship program of the BBC World Service, the world’s largest news-gathering organization. Listeners will hear an hour of live coverage with news and information from all around the globe.

Along with these changes comes a new public affairs show jointly produced by CPR News and Denver7, “Real Talk.” “Real Talk with Denver7 and CPR News” launched March 31 and focuses on the stories and experiences of underserved communities in the Front Range. 

The schedule can be found on the CPR website here. Changes go into effect on Monday, May 22.


About Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization delivering meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.