Frequently Asked Questions About KRCC Programming Changes

Mar 1, 2020

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Beginning Monday, March 2, KRCC listeners will hear some programming changes weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help to explain our new schedule:

Why did you change your schedule?

KRCC and Colorado Public Radio are partnering to bring you more comprehensive news from Wyoming to New Mexico. We have aligned our daytime schedules to ensure listeners across the state will receive a continuous news experience along Colorado’s entire I-25 corridor. KRCC will continue to have local hosts, local news and local weather.

The new schedule will incorporate increased access to local, Colorado-focused content, including the addition of CPR’s signature daily interview program, “Colorado Matters”. KRCC will be your source of news throughout the day, with increased news reporting from Southern Colorado across the statewide CPR network.

 Why isn’t 1A on at 9 a.m. anymore?

The new schedule involves increased access to local, Colorado-focused content, including the addition of CPR’s signature daily interview program, “Colorado Matters” to KRCC airwaves. You will now hear “Colorado Matters” weekdays at 9 a.m. and 1A will air weekdays at 10 a.m. 

Why have you eliminated the 2nd hour of 1A?

Our goal is to bring listeners more local news with the addition of CPR’s signature daily interview program, “Colorado Matters”. We decided to only air the first hour of 1A because it contains discussions of the most important news happening that day. 

Why isn’t Fresh Air on at noon?

Our aim is to be a primary source of news statewide and throughout the day for listeners coming to us at any time during prime listening hours. As such, we’ve moved Fresh Air to 2 p.m. so that Here & Now can return to KRCC’s weekday lineup. Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.

Why have you eliminated The World?

We wanted to make room for Fresh Air at 2 p.m. on both KRCC and CPR. Fresh Air remains a KRCC favorite and will be a great lead into The Daily at 3:00 followed by Marketplace at 3:30.   In addition, the popular NPR show Science Friday debuts on KRCC Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. replacing the Friday editions of BBC News and The World.

Why have you eliminated BBC Newshour at 1 p.m.?

The BBC Newshour has been discontinued so that we can bring Here & Now back to the KRCC lineup, and add Science Friday to the Friday lineup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation, and Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

Why have you changed the times of some shows?

KRCC and Colorado Public Radio wants to bring you more comprehensive news from Wyoming to New Mexico. We have aligned our daytime schedules to ensure listeners across the state will receive a continuous news experience along Colorado’s entire I-25 corridor. KRCC will continue to have local hosts, local news reporting, local newscasts and local weather.

The new schedule involves increased access to local, Colorado-focused content, including the addition of CPR’s signature daily interview program, “Colorado Matters” to the KRCC airwaves. We aim to be your primary source of news throughout the day, with increased news reporting from Southern Colorado across the entire CPR network.