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KUOW Schedule Updates

Latest Update

May 21, 2024 — KUOW is adding THE WILD with Chris Morgan to our broadcast schedule from June to December.

  • THE WILD will air Friday evenings at 8 p.m. (replacing Reveal) and Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. (replacing the repeat airing of Week in Review) starting June 7.

Schedule Change History

January 8, 2024 — KUOW is making several changes to our broadcast schedule, beginning on Saturday, January 8. Weekday nights in the 10 p.m. hour, listeners will hear The Moth Radio Hour on Monday, Snap Judgement on Tuesday, The Pulse on Wednesday, KUOW Spotlight on Thursday, and This American Life on Friday. The BBC World Service will now begin at 11 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. This change is in response to listener requests for more arts and culture reporting in the late evening. We hope these programs bring some levity for you to wind down with. On Saturdays, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me will play again at 6 p.m., replacing The Splendid Table. At 7 p.m., listeners will hear Live Wire instead of KUOW Spotlight (which is moving to Thursdays at 10 p.m.) On Sundays, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me will play again at 7 p.m., replacing Travel with Rick Steves. Latino USA will now play at 8 p.m. Though KUOW will no longer carry The Splendid Table and Travel with Rick Steves, both shows remain available to listeners online or via their respective podcasts.

June 5, 2023 KUOW is making several changes to our broadcast schedule following the cancellation of The Takeaway by WNYC and PRX. As It Happens will move up one hour to weekdays at 9 p.m., replacing The Takeaway. The BBC World Service will begin at 10 p.m., instead of 11 p.m. (BBC Newsday airs Monday - Friday at 10 p.m. CBC's Q will drop from the schedule.)

July 11, 2022 — KUOW has seen substantial changes in listener habits during the past two years, especially in relation to the time of day people are tuning in. In response to these shifts, we are making several adjustments to our broadcast schedule to better serve our audience and their changing habits. Starting July 25, KUOW will make the following changes to our broadcast schedule: Here & Now will now run from 9 – 11 a.m. on weekdays; The Takeaway will move from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, replacing 1A; On Point will move to 11 a.m. on weekdays; Today, Explained will debut weekdays at 6 p.m.; Fresh Air Weekend will air Saturday at 8 p.m. and the debut of BBC Arts Hour at 9 p.m., both replacing The World Café.

May 27, 2022 — After 18 years of production, KUOW’s Speakers Forum will air its last episode on Sunday, May 29. You can learn more here. Starting the weekend of June 5, Latino USA will now air Sundays at 7 p.m., with KUOW Spotlight moving to the 7 p.m. hour on Saturday.

December 17, 2021 — With the launch of KUOW's new midday local news show Soundside on January 10, we are making several changes to our schedule better align our programming with our strategic goals of ensuring a diversity of voices and perspectives are represented on our airwaves. Soundside, a new show about the Pacific Northwest and the people who call it home, will air Monday – Thursday at noon with a rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Soundside is hosted by Libby Denkmann. Week in Review, hosted by Bill Radke, will continue Fridays at noon. On Point, hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti, will move to weekdays at 10 a.m. (currently airs at 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday). Here and Now from WBUR will now air weekdays at 11 a.m., for one hour instead of two. NPR’s Code Switch and Life Kit will debut Sundays at 10 a.m. Latino USA is moving to a new time, Saturdays at 7 p.m. It currently airs Tuesdays at 11 p.m. KUOW will no longer carry Alternative Radio and Selected Shorts.

September 16, 2021 — KUOW will debut a new weekend schedule beginning Saturday, October 2. KUOW will say goodbye to Ask Me Another and Says You!, which both have stopped producing new episodes. It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is moving from Saturdays at 3 p.m. to Sundays at noon. NPR's Throughline will take over It's Been A Minute's old slot, airing Saturdays at 3 p.m. Finally, APM's The Splendid Table, hosted by Francis Lam, will air Saturdays at 6 p.m.

September 19, 2020 — KUOW will debut a new weekend schedule beginning Saturday, September 19. The changes come following the cancellation of Live From Here by American Public Media. The World Café from NPR and WXPN will air Saturdays from 7-9 p.m. On Sundays, Fresh Air Weekend will move to a new time of 10 a.m., followed by a rebroadcast of Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me! On Sunday nights, Sound Opinions will move up one hour to 9 p.m. The BBC World Service will also begin one hour earlier, at 10 p.m.