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Changes are coming to South Carolina Public Radio! Beginning June 2023, our broadcast schedules will look different.

Walter Edgar's Journal

After over 20 years on our air, Walter Edgar's Journal will transition to a podcast-only program. The final broadcast episode will air Friday, May 26, followed by the program's usual weekend encore presentations.

But don’t hang up your bowties just yet! Beginning June 2, you’ll be able to hear brand new episodes exclusively on the revamped Walter Edgar’s Journal podcast.

Join Walter and co-host Alfred Turner the first and third Friday of every month for even more conversations about the history and culture of South Carolina and the American South – from the mysteries of okra to the long road to civil rights and much more. Plus, keep an eye out for special bonus episodes, including ones diving into the series' archive.

You can listen to new episodes here on SouthCarolinaPublicRadio.org, in the SCETV App, by asking your smart speaker to “play Walter Edgar’s Journal,” or by subscribing in your favorite podcast app!

Walter Edgar's South Carolina from A to Z segments will continue to air each weekday on SC Public Radio channels.

Beginning June 2, an extra hour of Here and Now will replace the Friday 12:00 p.m. airing of Walter Edgar's Journal. You can find updates to our weekend schedule below.

The Takeaway

After 15 years, The Takeaway is ending its run as a weekday news and talk program. Its last show will be on June 2.

In a memo explaining the cancellation, leadership from the show's producer WNYC and distributor PRX pointed to a declining audience for The Takeaway, as well as the financial challenges of producing a daily radio show.

"This was not a decision made lightly," the statement said.

South Carolina Public Radio is sad to see this program leave our weekday schedules. More information about what will replace The Takeaway is below.

Which Programs Are Joining The Schedule?

We're excited to announce the addition of several new programs to our weekday and weekend schedules! Beginning in June, On The Media, BBC Newshour, and On Point will join our programming.

 On The Media's Brooke Gladstone
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On The Media's Brooke Gladstone

  • On The Media: Hosted by veteran reporter Brooke Gladstone, On The Media is for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deep truths behind the daily onslaught of information. Airs Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. on News & Music stations beginning June 3 and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. on News & Talk stations beginning June 4.

  • BBC Newshour: With the world's unrelenting 24-hour news cycle, BBC Newshour is the program that cuts through the background noise and provides definitive on-the-ground reporting and analysis of the biggest domestic and international stories of the day. Airs Monday-Friday at 9:00 a.m. on News & Talk stations beginning June 5.
On Point's Meghna Chakrabarti
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On Point's Meghna Chakrabarti

  • On Point: Each day on On Point, host Meghna Chakrabarti helps listeners understand how the world works at a time when the world is more complex than ever. Let's make sense of the world — together. Airs Monday-Friday at 2:00 p.m. on News & Music stations beginning June 5 (joining the already established 3:00 p.m. weekday airing on our News & Talk stations).

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.