Beginning Monday, November 17, you may notice some changes to your favorite NHPR newsmagazines (particularly Morning Edition) as NPR implements some long-planned changes to its program clock.
The biggest change you’ll hear is more newscasts. Instead of two newscasts at the top and the bottom of each hour ("radio speak" for a minute past and thirty minutes past), you’ll now hear three NPR national newscasts (at :01, :19, and :42 minutes past the hour) and four NHPR local newscasts (at :04, :20, :30, and :43 minutes past the hour).
With these additional newscasts, you’re certain to be up to date on the latest news, no matter what time you tune in!
The new program clocks will also allow NHPR greater flexibility to integrate more locally produced New Hampshire news features produced by the award-winning NHPR news team into both Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Here is what a typical hour of Morning Edition will now sound like:
01:00 NPR Newscast
04:00 NHPR Newscast & Weather
07:00 Morning Edition
19:00 NPR Newscast
20:30 NHPR Newscast & Weather
23:00 Morning Edition
30:00 NHPR Newscast & Weather
33:00 Morning Edition
42:00 NPR Newscast
43:30 NHPR Newscast & Weather
45:00 Morning Edition
50:00 New Hampshire Weather
51:00 Morning Edition
While a number of changes are happening Monday, many of your favorite segments - including Frank DeFord’s Wednesday morning commentaries, Friday’s morning’s installment of StoryCorps, and the daily Marketplace Morning Report - will continue to be heard as usual.
We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback about the changes! Please feel free to email your comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 603-223-2490.