Feeling Off This Morning? Maybe It's The Changes To NPR's 'Morning Edition' | KCUR

Feeling Off This Morning? Maybe It's The Changes To NPR's 'Morning Edition'

Aug 13, 2018

Content is delivered to member stations from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. on a scheduled 'clock' that varies from program to program.
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It’s perhaps easy to take KCUR for granted when it’s part of your morning. You may not even realize when exactly you hear the news or local coverage each morning, but this daily “clock” is carefully organized by NPR.

Every hour, NPR stipulates the timing of stories and interviews, newscasts, funding credits, and opportunities for local content.

Today (Monday, Aug. 13), the Morning Edition clock changes — slightly. The idea is to deliver an improved live and “in-the-moment” experience.

We’re once again airing national NPR newscasts at the “bottom” of the hour (on the half hour), rather than offering two slightly shorter newscasts at the :19 and :42 minute marks. Some program segments have been lengthened, allowing more time to cover the most important stories of the day.

In addition, the short, often humorous host updates that aired at the bottom of the hour have been moved to a slightly later point in the show, at 44:30 past the hour.

We hope it won’t take long to adjust to the new format as it relates to your own routine. Please send any comments or feedback to feedback@kcur.org. And thanks for listening.