This morning, radio listeners awoke to a brave new world, at least on the 103.5 FM frequency. That’s the NPR station based in Harrisonburg, and from now on it’ll be airing more talk programming during the middle of the day, rather than classical music. Major NPR news shows Morning Edition and All Things Considered will still air at the usual times; now they’ll be joined by an hour of BBC news, plus On Point, Fresh Air and Talk of the Nation. Also, WMRA promises more Virginia news coverage courtesy of Tom Graham and Martha Woodroof, the latter being a C-VILLE favorite for her unique brand of (seemingly) inebriated enthusiasm.
Oh—and fear not, Mendelssohn maniacs and Debussy devotees. You can still get your classical fix at WMRA’s sister station, 91.7 FM WEMC, which launched in 2007.
Other "This Just In" articles from this week:
Another presidential hopeful wants our money [January 13]
McCain coming to Paramount
Tourism? More like bore-ism [January 12]
Monticello sees less guests
Hot topic [January 11]
General Assembly to take on illegal immigration issues
Change is afoot [January 10]
Lucy leaving Planning Commission; Leatherwood bumped upstairs at City Schools
Perriello to Goode: Let’s get it on [January 9]
Albemarle native wraps up Democratic nomination
Kaine proposes smoking ban [January 8]
Cites risks of secondhand smoking