WABE Refreshes Its Weekend Schedule Starting Friday, August 13

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WABE 90.1 brings you increased news, greater diversity in voices, and more of the shows you love from NPR in its new weekend radio schedule starting Friday, August 13th.

News happens every day of the week and that’s why WABE is adding more news programming each weekend—including an extra hour of NPR’s Weekend Edition at 11 a.m. Saturday, an extra hour of NPR’s All Things Considered at 6 p.m. Saturday, and live hours of the BBC Newshour at 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

“We know listeners trust WABE to keep them informed and connected every day,” says WABE chief content officer Scott Woelfel. “Programs like Weekend Edition and the BBC Newshour are shining examples of what public radio does best—news from around the world where it is happening illuminated through unbiased analysis from a variety of perspectives.”

Atlanta’s top choice for NPR programming continues to recap important local stories with its WABE Week in Review newscast every Saturday at 11:40 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.

Adding even more depth and understanding for listeners, Saturday’s midday lineup now provides a block of long-form journalism featuring two Peabody Award-winning programs:

1 p.m. Saturday – Reveal offers investigative stories that go “deep into the pressing issues of our times.”

2 p.m. Saturday – Radiolab continues to “challenge preconceived notions about how the world works.”

In addition to more live news coverage and analysis, WABE also adds a greater variety of diverse voices, including a three-hour block of storytelling on Sunday afternoon:

12 p.m. Sunday – The Moth Radio Hour has Georgia roots and celebrates “the diversity and commonality of human experience” through stories told in front of a live audience.

1 p.m. Sunday – Snap Judgment features real-life stories that “dare listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.”

2 p.m. Sunday – Code Switch focuses on “the themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.” And later in the hour, Life Kit offers expert advice on everything from sleep to saving money to parenting, because “everyone needs a little help being a human.”

And WABE continues to provide multiple opportunities to hear your favorite NPR shows at times that best suit your weekend plans:

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! with host Peter Sagal – Saturday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m.

It’s Been A Minute with host Sam Sanders – Saturday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

On Friday nights, Blues Classics with H. Johnson now starts an hour earlier at 10 p.m., while Jazz Classics with H. Johnson remains a fixture on Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

NPR has cancelled Ask Me Another and WABE no longer broadcasts The Splendid Table, Bullseye, Hidden Brain and Sound Opinions—though these programs remain available as podcasts.

Click here to see WABE’s new weekly lineup.