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Programming changes to keep you connected whenever you tune in to KUT News 90.5

Gabriel C. Perez
A few programming changes are coming your way to give our afternoon schedule the agility to be more responsive to breaking news.

We’re always looking for ways to make KUT News 90.5 your trusted source for timely and trusted news and information from Central Texas – and around the world.

Therefore, a few programming changes are coming your way next week to not only keep you better informed, but to give our afternoon schedule the agility to be more responsive to breaking news. In time, you can expect to hear more voices from the KUT newsroom and perspectives from Central Texas interspersed through more hours of each day.

Beginning Sunday, June 5, KUT is making the following changes to the broadcast schedule:

  • On Sundays, “Latino USA” will replace “On Being” at 6 a.m., giving listeners a second opportunity to hear “Latino USA,” which also airs at 5 p.m. Sundays. After nearly two decades, "On Being" is ending its run as a weekly radio program and will transition to a seasonal podcast.
  • Here and Now” will air an additional hour, ending at 2 p.m. instead of 1 p.m. Repeating the first hour of “Here and Now” brings the top stories of the day to listeners who may have missed it during the 11 a.m. hour.
  • The World” will air at 2 p.m. weekdays (previously aired at 9 p.m.). The format of “The World” creates the flexibility for KUT to insert more local news updates in the 2 p.m. hour. “The World’s” global perspective and tone should help welcome a larger and more inclusive audience into leading into “All Things Considered” at 3 p.m. 
  • Think” moves to 9 p.m. weekdays (previously aired at 1 p.m. weekdays). “Think’s” move to the evening will allow KUT listeners to make space for the extended conversations Krys Boyd and her guests are known for – something that was difficult for listeners during midday.

While “BBC Newshour” drops from the schedule, “BBC World Service” continues to air from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. weekdays and KUT HD 2 airs BBC News content 24 hours a day, seven days a week.