Beginning July 1, WUCF 89.9 FM is revamping its programming to make room for jazzier evenings and is shifting shows’ timeslots.
On weekday afternoons, longtime Sunday jazz host John Segers is taking the helm of “Afternoon Jazz,” which airs from 2 to 6 p.m. WUCF will be dropping “Fresh Air” for a jazzier lineup, moving the current 7 p.m. weekday National Public Radio schedule (“Jazz at Lincoln Center,” “Jazz Profiles,” “JazzSet,” “Jazz Inspired” and “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz”) to 6 p.m.
“JazzWorks” hosted by Tony Mowad will begin at 7 p.m. weekdays, an hour earlier than previous scheduled.
Saturdays on the University of Central Florida’s listener-supported, public radio station will remain the same, with no schedule changes.
Sunday mornings, NPR’s “Weekend Edition” will be replaced with “Bob Edwards Weekend” in the same timeslot, from 8 to 10 a.m. Many know Edwards from his years as an anchor for NPR’s “Morning Edition.” He is often considered among the most distinguished journalists in broadcasting, winning the DuPont-Columbia Award for radio journalism, a prestigious Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting and the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio.
WUCF is on the FM dial at 89.9 and is a non-commercial, nonprofit public broadcasting service, licensed by UCF. WUCF broadcasts all day, every day of the year and has been on the air since 1979.
If you would like to learn more about the programming changes, contact Jan Whitehouse at 407-823-2666 or [email protected]