After 40 Years, NPR's Morning Edition Gets New Music | KCUR

After 40 Years, NPR's Morning Edition Gets New Music

May 3, 2019

After decades of hearing the familiar theme of Morning Edition, listeners will awaken to a new sound beginning Monday, May 6. But don’t adjust your radio or smart speaker – it’s the same NPR you know and love, just with a fresh beat.

After forty years Morning Edition is getting a music theme “facelift” of sorts – with a composition that pays homage to BJ Leiderman’s original creation, and at the same time instills a sense of urgency in a time when breaking news is occurring with greater frequently.

Read more about the changes here, and let us know what you think. We hope you like it as much as we do.

Stephen Steigman is KCUR's chief of broadcast operations. You can reach him at stephen@kcur.org.