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South Carolina Public Radio Schedule Changes

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Changes are coming to South Carolina Public Radio!

Beginning October 2021, our broadcast schedules will look different as we say goodbye to a few programs, welcome new additions to our lineup, and move some old favorites to new times. Find out about all of these changes below!

Which Programs Are Leaving?

We are sad to say goodbye to Ask Me Another and Innovation Hub this fall following their cancellations by their national producers.

  • After nine years of pop culture trivia, laughs, and music, NPR has decided to cease production of Ask Me Another due to limited resources and the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A staple of SC Public Radio's weekend lineup, the show has been an escape from the week's news since 2012. We wish host Ophira Eisenberg, house musician Jonathan Coulton, and the entire team the best. SC Public Radio will broadcast the final episode of Ask Me Another on Saturday, September 25 at 11:00 am with a rebroadcast Sunday, September 26 at 1:00 pm on all of our stations.
  • Innovation Hub has shared insights into the inventive sprit of human ideas and the world of technology on our airwaves since 2019. In August of this year, producer GBH and distributor PRX announced that the program would be coming to an end in November. We thank host Kara Miller and the whole staff of the show for providing informative and thought-provoking stories over the years. SC Public Radio will broadcast the final episode of Innovation Hub on Wednesday, November 24 at 11:00 pm on our News & Talk stations.

Which Programs Are Joining The Schedule?

We're excited to announce the addition of two brand new programs to our weekend lineup: A Way with Words and Throughline.

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A Way with Words hosts Martha Barnette, left, and Grant Barrett, right.

  • A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively public radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Each week, author/journalist Martha Barnette and lexicographer/linguist Grant Barrett talk with callers about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies. Airs Saturdays at noon on all SC Public Radio stations beginning October 2.
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Throughline hosts Ramtin Arablouem, left, and Rund Abdelfatah, right.

  • Throughline is a weekly narrative history series. Each episode tackles the history behind today's headlines, and takes the listener back in time to understand the present. Each week, hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei bring their fresh perspectives to a new topic, and explore the historical underpinnings of our tumultuous current events landscape. Airs Sundays at 1:00 pm on all SC Public Radio stations beginning October 3.

What Other Changes Are Coming?

  • Live Wire will move up an hour to Saturdays at 11:00 am beginning October 2 on all SC Public Radio stations.
  • Encore broadcasts of the SC Public Radio original series ColaJazz Presents will air Sundays at 8:00 pm October-December on all stations (pre-empting Jazz Night in America).
  • The SC Public Radio original series Southern Sound Radio returns with four special episodes airing each Saturday in November at 6:00 pm on all stations.
  • Beginning December 1, Snap Judgment will air Wednsedays at 11:00 pm on our News & Talk stations. This will be an encore broadcast of the previous Sunday's episode.

You can view schedules for all of our stations here. To share your thoughts about our new programming or suggest shows you would like to hear on South Carolina Public Radio, please email us at listenerservices@scpublicradio.org.