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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Weekday—Again? WTF?

posted by on August 30 at 21:08 PM

KUOW’s morning show is on twice a day now. Or Weekday is being rehashed on something called “KUOW Presents.” Uh… whatever, KUOW. Isn’t one dose of Weekday per day punishment enough?

Thank goodness I’m listening on iTunes, so I can switch to WBEZ in Chicago or WNYC in New York or KQED in SF, and catch up on the programming the geniuses running KUOW figure I don’t wanna hear anymore.

The BBC World Service is on now at KQED in SF right now. It’s not on in Seattle until 1 AM. Thank God for iTunes.

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that would be KQED in SF

Posted by chris | August 30, 2007 9:31 PM

I think they've done that for a while, it's a bit annoying...

Posted by brappy | August 30, 2007 9:31 PM

Didn't they used to have Word for Word on at nine?

Posted by Gitai | August 30, 2007 9:36 PM

All that matters, radio wise, is This American Life.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 30, 2007 9:46 PM

Mid-afternoon today on NPR/KUOW, Marc Acito made a brilliant commentary on the desertion by Senator Craig's so-called friends. I've tried to run down either an iPod broadcast or the hard copy of it w/out luck. Any help out there?

Posted by KY. COL. of TRUTH | August 30, 2007 10:22 PM

You can also listen to all the BBC's services online all the time for free from their web site:

Posted by Prospero | August 30, 2007 10:37 PM

I love Just a Minute on Radio 4!

Posted by kaley | August 30, 2007 10:43 PM

Bring back Fresh Air!

Posted by justin | August 30, 2007 11:02 PM

Fresh Air isn't on anymore? I don't know, I haven't listened to any NPR broadcast in over a year.

Posted by olta | August 30, 2007 11:24 PM

I love itunes too! And can I just say: reading and commenting on the slog has become my new favorite hobby! Does that make be a slog nerd? hehe. Sometimes the comments people make are even funnier than the stories! I heart slog! :) I also heart the Public Intern. AND I want Dan to run for President someday!

Posted by Kristin Bell | August 30, 2007 11:29 PM

Yes. That is exactly what this country needs. Dan Savage for President.

Though, it would be pretty cool to have a fag on some bill. Word.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 30, 2007 11:54 PM

A few years ago the two NPR stations in the area, KPLU and KUOW, formed a consortium of sorts. With the cutbacks of funding from the federal government and the rising costs of programing, both stations agreed it was best not to duplicate broadcasts in the same market. So the early afternoon "Fresh Air" was eliminated on KUOW, but still lives on KPLU at 6:30 PM. "Marketplace" disappeared from KPLU at 6 PM but is still heard at KUOW at 6:30 PM.

Kinda makes sense not to duplicate, no?

Posted by Bauhaus | August 31, 2007 12:33 AM

I used to donate like $120 per year to KUOW, but I quit listening to it several years back (except for Sat nite "Swing Years"). I came to the conclusion that 24/7 micro-saturation-coverage of Iraq etc was bad for my mental outlook; I'm already well aware of how disastrous the world situation is and what a bunch of evil vampires Bush and his overlords are, but having it pounded at your ears non-stop just isn't healthy. Also at the time KUOW seriously pissed me off because for years they did not offer their online orginal-program downloads in Quicktime-compatible format (since remedied). Now I listen mostly to Canada's CBC Radio 2 on 92.1 FM and life is good. Virtually all the interesting NPR/PRI/etc shows are available on-demand or streamed online somewhere. I realize that there is a big funding problem looming for public radio, but I'm afraid that in the long run ongoing generational-shifts are going to prove it to be a baby-boomer-centric phenomenon.

Posted by MarkyMark | August 31, 2007 3:37 AM

Get an HD Radio, Dan. It's a digital format that KUOW's been broadcasting in for a couple of years. The quality can be quite good. KUOW gets a few "extra" digital only channels due to the format, and they broadcast BBC Radio 24 hours a day on 94.9-3 (HD 3). HD Radio tuners now cost as little as $100 (Radiosophy), and you can get modules for car radios or specially equipped car radios, too. (By posting this, I guarantee someone will follow up with all the political and financial issues about HD Radio. Forget all that. It's digital, it sounds good, and you get more programming choices.)

Posted by Glenn Fleishman | August 31, 2007 6:14 AM

Everything is better in other towns.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | August 31, 2007 7:13 AM

Maybe I should be expanding my listening list to KUOW, but KIRO 710 still rules.

As for me I've been listening to Carlson and Schramm on KVI, 9-12, lately. Definitely something to think about...

-Douglas Tooley
Lincoln District, Tacoma

Posted by Douglas Tooley | August 31, 2007 8:11 AM


They have all their episodes as podcasts, too, so you don't even have to steer away from your precious itunes (which I also love).

Posted by Levislade | August 31, 2007 8:27 AM

KUOW's evening weekday programming has gone into the toilet over the past 2 years. Where in the hell is my money going?

Posted by DOUG. | August 31, 2007 8:59 AM

@17 - Radiolab rules!

Posted by kid icarus | August 31, 2007 9:48 AM

I don't know about "Weekday" reruns... but that other fixture, Ross Reynolds' "Conversation" came on again last night- a definite negative, to my ears. For low-fi listeners, the KUOW-clone at 91.7 runs "Fresh Air" and lots of national/int'l programming... enuff that they get a button on my car radio (w/ KPLU, KEXP, KBCS, KING, &, YES- I'M A 97 YO WHITE MALE). I'm still a little miffed that Tavis is gone- just because I don't get a bonbon from cornel west (& the rest of Tavis' regulars) on a daily basis anymore... bummer ^..^

Posted by herbert browne | August 31, 2007 10:21 AM

KCRW, Santa Monica is the best public radio. Yeah ITunes!

Posted by jmg | August 31, 2007 10:28 AM

Ross Reynolds borders on insulting! "Conversation" is one of the worst programs I've ver heard and I can't believe people enjoy that crap!!! I still like C89! Those kids are just as "progressive" as any NPR station.

Posted by bootsy | August 31, 2007 10:30 AM

NPR opposes any and all true local radio. NOW or Bill Moyers or someone did a story on it last week. So, fuck 'em. Any nonprofit that's willing to team up with Clear Channel to kill small radio stations deserves to go under.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 31, 2007 10:36 AM

WBEZ rules!

Posted by J. Bo | August 31, 2007 11:06 AM

Satellite radio saved my life. Get it, get it, get it.

Posted by dude | August 31, 2007 12:28 PM

Dan, KUOW broadcasts the BBC from 7-8 PM, M-F.

Posted by Deacon Seattle | August 31, 2007 10:42 PM

@5: The Mark Acito commentary is here:

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