Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country and that's certainly also true at WVTF and RADIO IQ.
Look to Fresh Air Weekend for highlights of some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Fresh Air Weekend emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. Many of the most popular reviewers from weekday Fresh Air can also be heard on Fresh Air Weekend sharing insights into recent movies, music, and books. And there's more. Special segments, including reviews of recently released videos, have been added to the program for additional weekend appeal.
Fresh Air Weekend is everything you already love about Fresh Air -- tailored for Saturday and Sunday
Lloyd David Newell is the voice of the oldest continuous nationwide network radio broadcast in America, Music and the Spoken Word.
The "classics" on WVTF covers a huge swath of chronological and artistic territory, from the plainchant of the Middle Ages to the bluesy, frenetic big-city rhythms of Leonard Bernstein, to show tunes and movie scores.
Steve Brown, Cara Ellen Modisett, and Kevin Sanders play all the big hits that you love, but they also search out and present lesser-known pieces that'll make you say, "I'm glad I got the chance to hear that!"
Besides the music, you'll get interesting background about the music and the musicians, with the occasional pithy observation about life in our part of the world as well as news updates, traffic and weather information.
It's a mix that makes Morning & Afternoon Classics on WVTF a must-listen part of your daily routine.