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Saturday evening programs moving up an hour due to “Wits” cancelation

We were disappointed to learn in late July that American Public Media is canceling the music and comedy variety show, “Wits,” with John Moe. The final broadcast will be Saturday, Sept. 19. As a result, we’re tweaking some Friday and Saturday evening programming.

Saturday evenings will continue to kick off at 5 p.m. with Garrison Keillor at the helm for his final year at “A Prairie Home Companion.” This will be followed by Live Wire” with Luke Burbank moving up an hour to 7 p.m. American Routes” with Nick Spitzer moves up an hour as well, now starting at 8 p.m., and then we will round out the evening with Sound Opinions” which moves over from Fridays at 10 p.m.

The Sound Opinions hole on Friday night will be followed by an additional airing of "The Dinner Party Download."  It already airs Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. and will now also air Friday nights at 10 p.m. We will follow Dinner Party Download with the BBC World Service, which will take over at 11 p.m., replacing Public Radio Remix. As a result of this Friday evening change, we're now able to air BBC World Service Monday through Friday at 11 p.m. and Public Radio Remix at 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays.

These schedule changes take effect Friday, Sept. 25.