WVTF Radio Schedule
End Time = 5:00 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.
End Time = 9:00 AM
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. A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA along with our own Tab O'Neal who provides news updates, weather and traffic information from our main broadcast center in Roanoke. Produced and distributed by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, and producers and reporters in locations in the United States. This reporting is supplemented by NPR Member station reporters across the country as well as independent producers and reporters throughout the public radio system. Morning Edition airs weekdays from 5:00-9:00 on WVTF with an added hour from 9:00-10:00 on our RADIO IQ signals.
End Time = 12:00 PM
Morning Classics on WVTF covers a huge swath of chronological and artistic territory, from the plain chant of the Middle Ages to the bluesy, frenetic big-city rhythms of Leonard Bernstein. Steve Brown plays all the big hits that you love, but he also searches out and presents lesser-known pieces that will 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. And, we'll keep you informed on news, traffic and weather in our broad listening area. It's a mix that makes Morning Classics a must-listen part of your daily routine.
End Time = 4:00 PM
Afternoon 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 as well as Broadway tunes and movie scores. Steve Brown, Cara Ellen Modisett, and Kevin Sanders play the big hits you love, but they also search out and present lesser-known pieces that will 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. And, we'll keep you informed on news, traffic and weather in our broad listening area. It's a mix that makes Afternoon Classics a must-listen part of your weekday routine.
End Time = 6:00 PM
On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations. WVTF was not among those first stations but about a year later, we started carrying All Things Considered weekdays from 5:00-6:30 as it was a 90 minute program then. When the show expanded to two hours with a 4:00 PM start time weekdays, we also made the shift to an earlier and longer broadcast. ATC was expanded to 6:30 PM on our RADIO IQ stations making the program available over a 2.5 hour long broadcast time. Much has changed on All Things Considered but there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound. All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Robert Siegel, Melissa Block and Audie Cornish with our own Beverly Amsler providing news updates, weather and traffic information. During each broadcast, stories and reports come to listeners from NPR reporters and correspondents based throughout the United States and the world. The hosts interview newsmakers and contribute their own reporting. Rounding out the mix are the disparate voices of a variety of commentators.
End Time = 6:30 PM
Marketplace with host Kai Ryssdal produced and distributed by American Public Media focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. Marketplace is heard weekdays at 6:00 on WVTF and at 6:30 PM on our RADIO IQ signals.
End Time = 7:30 PM
Fresh Air with Terry Gross is public radio's leading weekday and weekend magazine of contemporary arts and issues. Each week, nearly 5 million listeners tune in to hear the show's intimate conversations on more than 450 NPR stations across the country including WVTF and RADIO IQ as well as stations in Europe on the World Radio Network.Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." And a variety of top publications count Terry Gross among the country's leading interviewers. The show gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.Fresh Air is produced at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and broadcast nationally by NPR station.On WVTF, Fresh Air is heard 6:30 weekday evenings and at 6:00 Sunday evenings. On our RADIO IQ network, Fresh Air is heard Monday-Saturday at noon.
End Time = 8:30 PM
Virginia Conversations on Tuesday evenings is a rebroadcast of our live weekly program. The issues-oriented one-hour program is produced by Virginia Public Radio and focuses on timely topics of statewide interest. The program features interviews with studio guests and take calls from listeners. Virginia Conversations' host is May-Lily Lee and is co-produced by Connie Stevens and Jerry Caldwell. Virginia Conversations airs live Friday mornings at 9:00 on WVTF and RADIO IQ in central and western Virginia and Fredericksburg; on WHRV as well as its repeater transmitters in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area and on Virginia's Eastern Shore, WEHC in Emory which serves Abingdon, Bristol & far southwestern VA; and WLUR in Lexington. Virginia Conversations is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 7:30 PM on WVTF. In addition to the over the air broadcasts, Virginia Conversations is streamed live over the Internet on WWW.WVTF.ORG and the program can be heard on demand and downloaded through www.virginiapublicradio.org.
End Time = 12:00 AM
On Jazz Tonight, host/producer Charlie Perkinson draws from his many years of listening to, playing and love of jazz. On Jazz Tonight, 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. Charlie maintains you should be able to enjoy the program whether you are a casual listener, a full-blown jazz fan or a musician. You'll 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: "I hope the music makes you tap your foot, brings about a smile--maybe even a tear--and just makes you feel good!" Jazz Tonight airs weeknights at 8:30 on WVTF.