WEMC Adds New Programs to Lineup


WEMC, 91.7 FM, the non-commercial, educational radio voice of EMU, has added three programs to its broadcast schedule, starting in October.

WEMC general manager Jon Kauffmann-Kennel announced that the new additions include two nationally-renowned programs from National Public Radio, “Fresh Air” and “Talk of the Nation.” The third program is “Speaking of Faith.”

“Talk of the Nation”

Hosted by Neal Conan, this midday show includes conversation about news and issues from politics and education to religion and the arts. Its call-in segments give listeners opportunity to join the discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians and artists from around the world. On Fridays, Ira Flatow takes over as host to discuss all things scientific for “Talk of the Nation Science Friday.” More than two million people already listen to “Talk of the Nation” on some 200 stations. It will air 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday on WEMC.

“Fresh Air”

Host Terry Gross is a Peabody Award-winning magazine of contemporary arts and issues. More than four million people tune in to the show’s intimate conversations broadcast on more than 400 stations across the country. The program features Gross’ in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures as well as experts on current affairs and news. “Fresh Air” will be heard at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.