September 29, 2020

Schedule changes for WFYI Public Radio

Schedule changes for WFYI Public Radio

Starting October 3, we’re expanding our weekday and weekend radio programming with popular shows like The Daily, World Cafe, The New Yorker Radio Hour and Reveal, as well as two locally produced shows, Echoes of Indiana Avenue and Small Studio Signal Boost. We’re also shifting some programs and filling the Saturday evening 6-8 p.m. slot left vacant after American Public Media’s decision to end production of Live From Here with Chris Thile.

Several additions are coming to WFYI Public Radio: 

  • Many of you may be familiar with The Daily, a news podcast produced by the New York Times that will air on WFYI Monday to Thursday at 6 p.m. Host Michael Barbaro covers some of the most compelling and complicated stories of our time, in conversation with the Times’ journalists, sources and newsmakers of all kinds.  
  • Also new to our lineup, The New Yorker Radio Hour features an hour of storytelling and insightful conversations about the issues that matter. You’ll be able to tune in to this new-to-WFYI program Sundays at 10 a.m.  
  • The award-winning investigative journalism show, Reveal, is for those who’ve heard the news but want to know what really happened, taking listeners behind the scenes to discover what’s happening out of public view. Listen Sundays at 1 p.m.

In June, American Public Media announced that they were ending production of Live From Here with Chris Thile. This gave our team the chance to consider how to add to our music programs. More than just filling that slot, we reconsidered how to offer our listeners special experiences as they explore the world of music. So, we’re adding World Cafe, a listener favorite, to our weeknight lineup at 9 p.m. This exciting show features a mix of interviews and in-studio performances by both established and emerging artists. 

Alongside this national program addition, we also decided to expand our local productions, with two new shows that give WFYI listeners the chance to explore the past, present and future of music in our community.  

  • Produced by Cultural Manifesto host Kyle Long and narrated by musician Herman “Butch” Slaughter, Echoes of Indiana Avenue is an audio documentary focused on the cultural achievements of Black artists and musicians from central Indiana. You can listen to Echoes of Indiana Avenue Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m.  
  • We’re also inviting listeners to explore contemporary music with Small Studio Signal Boost, hosted by WFYI’s Melissa Davis. Tune in Saturday at 9 p.m. to hear new music from Indiana artists, exclusive interviews and conversations with local creators. 

Updated schedules for WFYI are posted below. 

We welcome your feedback and thoughts here.  

As always, thank you for listening to WFYI Public Radio.