WNYC Public Radio Massacre

A program I used to enjoy very much, The Next Big Thing has now officially left the airwaves (as of Jan. 6). This is little surprsing to me, as I thought it was a pretty popular show and it was picked up for national syndication after airing on WNYC for only about a year. Anyway, good luck to Dean Olsher, who I’m sure will see back in radio, in some way, shape, form or podcast. Bob Edwards is back on NPR in a new role and the Ed Gordon show “News and Notes” has been shuffled. Christopher Lydon, whom I find very annoying, will be returning to WNYC with Open Source. Check the excerpt below for more details.

WNYC (93.9 FM and 820 AM) welcomed former “Morning Edition” host Bob Edwards back to the airwaves on Saturday. “Bob Edwards Weekend” airs at 4 p.m. Saturdays on WNYC-FM.

“The Next Big Thing” with Hunterdon County’s own Dean Olsher aired its last new show on Jan. 6. Moving to its 11 a.m. Sunday slot on WNYC-FM is the news quiz “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” “This American Life” now airs at 4 p.m. Sundays, and Steve Post’s “The No Show” is heard at 6 p.m. Sundays.

On the AM side starting March 6, “BBC World Service” will air at 9 a.m. weekdays. “News and Notes with Ed Gordon” will move to 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. “The Tavis Smiley Show” will air at 10 p.m. Fridays. The 9 p.m. broadcast of the BBC will be replaced by “Open Source,” a show focused on cyber-developments, with Christopher Lydon as host.

via NJ.com

In other Public Radio news, Showtime Television, will air six episodes of a new original series entitled, THIS AMERICAN LIFE, based on the popular PRI radio show hosted by Ira Glass.