WVTF Radio Schedule

Saturday, July 26
Time
Program
12:00 AM
The Beethoven Satellite Network is the all-classical service hosted by Peter Van De Graaff. Produced at WFMT's state-of-the-art broadcast studios in Chicago, radio outlets such as WVTF air portions of the daily satellite feeds. Program Director and host, Peter Van De Graaff, programs the service conservatively, while focusing on the standards of the repertoire, he doesn't hesitate to go beyond that and draws from the rich and varied music that comprises all of what we call "classical music." The Beethoven Satellite Network is the reliable and quality programming leader in classical music format service.
7:00 AM
Everything from home remedies to the latest break-through drugs are discussed each weekend on The People's Pharmacy. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics. And they take calls from listeners. The People's Pharmacy airs live Saturday mornings at 7:00 on WVTF. The program is rebroadcast on RADIO IQ Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 PM.
8:00 AM
Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon. Drawing on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, Simon brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show. He is as comfortable having a conversation with a major world leader as he is talking with a Hollywood celebrity or the guy next door. Weekend Edition Saturday is heard on WVTF from 8:00-10:00 AM.
10:00 AM
Listening to Car Talk on WVTF is a weekend tradition for thousands of Click & Clack fans in central and western Virginia. Each weekend Tom and Ray Magliozzi dispense mechanical advice along with a lot of laughs. America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest. Enjoy Car Talk Saturdays at 10:00 AM and Sundays at 11:00 AM on WVTF.
11:00 AM
Saturday mornings at 11:00 on WVTF, host and quiz master Michael Feldman showcases his signature political and social satire with a brief monologue, interesting and hilarious interviews and commentary. His quick-witted banter makes the "Whad'Ya Know?" quiz a popular feature of his show.
1:00 PM
WVTF presents the classics as selected by our creative music director Steve Brown and played by our weekend hosts. Preempted by the Metropolitan Opera during their season.
5:00 PM
ll Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon/evening drive-time, news radio program in the country. In 1977, ATC expanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays.All Things Considered Saturday and Sunday 5:00-6:00 PM on WVTF and 6:00-7:00 PM on our RADIO IQ network of signals.
6:00 PM
A Prairie Home Companion started production in 1974. Live every Saturday night from 6:00-8:00 PM and rebroadcast Sundays at noon on WVTF, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon." Keillor is the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion heard on public radio stations across the country and the author of more than a dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Love Me and Homegrown Democrat. He was born in Anoka, MN, in 1942 and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter. He has two grandsons. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters and the Episcopal church.
8:00 PM
On All That Jazz, host/producer Charlie Perkinson draws from his many years of listening to, playing and love of jazz. Charlie expands on the foundation of jazz by playing a greater variety of the genre that maintains a vital link to the mainstream of the music--improvisation, swing, a groove, and a feeling of the blues. Whether you are a casual listener, a full-blown jazz fan or a musician, you're bound to hear the latest releases from the up and coming "young lions," as well as a wealth of music from the jazz greats drawing from WVTF's vast CD library and from Charlie's sizeable personal collection. All That Jazz airs Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 9:00 PM on WVTF.
10:00 PM
Hearts of Space with host Stephen Hill has defined its own niche — a mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music. Listen for Hearts of Space, Friday nights at 11:00 on WVTF.
11:00 PM
The Beethoven Satellite Network is the all-classical service hosted by Peter Van De Graaff. Produced at WFMT's state-of-the-art broadcast studios in Chicago, radio outlets including WVTF air portions of the daily satellite feeds. Peter Van De Graaff, programs the service conservatively, while focusing on the standards of the repertoire, he doesn't hesitate to go beyond that and draws from the rich and varied music that comprises all of what we call "classical music." The Beethoven Satellite Network is the reliable and quality programming leader in classical music format service.