LEXINGTON, Ky. - WUKY radio listeners will soon hear some new voices during weekend programming. The University of Kentucky's NPR station is adding programs that have been requested by listeners.
Beginning July 1, WUKY is adding several hours of BBC news on weeknights (11 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and Saturday and Sunday mornings. (6 to 8 a.m.). On Sunday, "The Splendid Table" will move to 10 a.m. "A Prairie Home Companion" will start an hour earlier on Sunday (1 to 3 p.m.) to accommodate the return of "Mountain Stage, where musicians come to play” (3 to 5 p.m.).
WUKY will no longer carry Public Radio International programming including "Zorba Paster on Your Health" and "This American Life."
"As the result of state and university budget cuts, it was necessary for us to evaluate programming costs and scheduling," said WUKY General Manager Tom Godell. "However, we are safeguarding our core services of NPR news, local news, and Rock & Roots music."
WUKY 91.3FM enlightens, inspires, and entertains its audience through the creation and presentation of the highest quality non-commercial radio programming. Through comprehensive, unbiased news coverage, unique musical offerings, and community partnerships, WUKY fosters civic development, celebrates cultural diversity, and advances the mission of the University of Kentucky.