Big changes are coming to WFDD’s weekend schedule. Starting July 1st, Radiolab and It’s Been a Minute will no longer be part of our programming. Instead, we’re bringing you two new exciting shows that will soon become favorites.

For years now, Radiolab has taken listeners on a thrilling journey of curiosity and amazement, blending science with philosophy and storytelling to create a unique auditory experience. It has been a weekend favorite. And it pains us to see it go. But the reality is that the departure of beloved hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich has meant more re-runs and less original content for our audiences. And we strive to bring you fresh and unique stories every time you turn on the radio.

It’s Been a Minute, on the other hand, has provided our audience with insightful and witty interviews. It was a fresh take on the pop culture zeitgeist. But low ratings and a shift in the quality of the content have made it clear that it was time for something new during that hour. We are thankful to host Brittany Luse and the entire It’s Been a Minute production team for all the work they’ve put into making this show happen.

Losing shows that you’ve become accustomed to and that you probably set your watches by every weekend can be scary. But, don’t be afraid. We are extremely excited to bring you two new shows that our listeners have been asking for and that we know you will love.

First, Saturdays at 10 a.m. you will now hear The New Yorker Radio Hour. This weekly show, hosted by The New Yorker Editor David Remnick, is a mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling and the occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine and shaped by its writers, editors, and artists. Don’t think of this as the radio version of the magazine. This is a whole new thing.

Then, on Saturdays at 1 p.m., listen to Snap Judgement on WFDD. This acclaimed storytelling podcast, hosted by the charismatic Glynn Washington, will take you on a rollercoaster ride of real-life tales. Snap Judgment masterfully weaves together narrative, music, and sound design to create a truly immersive experience. Listeners can expect a thrilling blend of personal stories that touch on various aspects of the human experience.

Finally, some of our current shows are moving to a different time slot. Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, is moving to Sundays at 10 a.m. Freakonomics is moving up a couple of hours to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and Throughline will be airing after All Things Considered, Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Every change we make at WFDD is done with the audience in mind. With you in mind. This one is no exception. We believe that these new shows will provide you and all of our listeners with new driveway moments, more stories to share at dinner parties, and most importantly, with good times. WFDD is your companion. We’re here because of you and for you. Hope you join us for this new chapter.

Gabriel Maisonnave

WFDD Content Director

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