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NPR changes Morning Edition clock Nov. 17

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Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.
On Monday, Nov. 17, NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. While most programs have little or no noticeable modifications, Morning Edition will sound quite a bit different from before.
This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and information that's important to their audiences.
Regular Morning Edition features like StoryCorps and the sports commentaries by Frank DeFord will continue, though you may hear them in different parts of the program.
Along with all our colleagues at hundreds of stations across the country, KUNR is adapting to this national change as well.
The biggest changes you'll notice are:

  • Shorter NPR and local newscasts at the top of the hour
  • 90-second NPR news around 19 and 42 minutes after each hour of Morning Edition
  • No NPR newscast at the bottom of the hour
  • KUNR headlines at the bottom of the hour
  • Our daily Writers' Almanac broadcast moves to 6:45 and 8:45 
  • Local commentaries moving to 5:45 and 7:45 on their usual days

Change is hard for everyone, and for those of us who run our mornings based on what we hear on Morning Edition, it may be a bit disorienting until we all get used to it. KUNR is adjusting to this change right along with you, so thanks for listening and for your understanding. In the meantime, don't be late for work!
Once you've had a chance to see how this goes, feel free to pass along your feedback to KUNR by clicking here.