Thursday, June 27, 2013

A New Generation of Public Radio Programs Premieres on 91.5 KJZZ July 2013

KJZZ is making an investment in a new generation of public radio programs that are bound to please avid listeners and new audiences alike. The new schedule premieres July 1 and includes new NPR favorites like Radiolab, the TED Radio Hour and a new KJZZ program called The Show.

It is a top priority for KJZZ to provide a dynamic mix of programs and local content.

The newly formatted Here and Now premieres Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. NPR, which recently acquired Here and Now from PRI, will launch its first edition of the reformatted two-hour show with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson. KJZZ will co-produce the program, providing news and stories from Arizona and the Southwest. KJZZ reporters will also share local news reports and analysis on how national events discussed on the show affect Arizonans.

The Show has a similar strategy. This all-new KJZZ production premieres Friday, July 12 at 2 p.m. The Show will be hosted by KJZZ veteran reporters Mark Brodie and Steve Goldstein with help from The Takeaway team and several other public radio reporters and hosts across the country. The goal is to provide listeners with a mix of local and national content with an emphasis on how the news of the day affects Arizonans.

“We need to be connected to our community,” said Jon Hoban, KJZZ Chief Content Officer. “The news from the Valley, the nation and from around the globe has an impact on how we live, work and learn every day. It’s our goal to provide a unique service of news and features that will keep listeners up to date and entertained.”

“The addition of these programs is part of an effort to offer the creative and thoughtful voices that listeners count on from KJZZ,” continued Hoban. “These programs along with even more metro-Phoenix and Arizona voices bring our community together and bolster the trusted and innovative content you hear on 91.5 and KJZZ.org.

KJZZ invites listeners to share their input about the new schedule and to submit program topics for The Show. You can send an email using the programming category at KJZZ.org or engage in the dialogue using KJZZ’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Visit KJZZ.org for details about all of the new additions.
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