WBUR unveils fresh weekend programming lineup, showcasing popular shows and engaging narratives

WBUR, Boston's NPR, debuts a dynamic new weekend programming lineup beginning June 3, 2023. The changes cater to evolving listener schedules and to WBUR's commitment to foster connections through captivating storytelling.

Notable updates include airing more of the popular NPR news quiz Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!, introducing not one, but two back-to-back hours of The Moth and moving Boston University's Marsh Chapel Service to a live streaming video format.

"We're thrilled to unveil our new weekend schedule just in time for summer, when we know people are eager for storytelling on the weekends," said WBUR Chief Content Officer Victor Hernandez. "As part of these changes, we are delighted to introduce new voices to our airwaves, such as Latino USA, now airing on Sundays at 8 p.m., while also ensuring that listener favorites find a new home in more favorable time slots."

Beginning Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, WBUR broadcast schedule highlights include:

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!: Due to popular demand, the trivia show hosted by Peter Sagal airs on Saturday and now Sunday at 10 a.m. This new time, after Weekend Edition Sunday, makes it easier than ever to listen, play, laugh and test your news knowledge.

The Moth Radio Hour: After a hiatus, The Moth Radio Hour returns to WBUR's airwaves with two hours of true stories captured live. Listen every Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. for riveting narratives. Ready to tell your own story or experience at The Moth live? WBUR CitySpace is the long-standing Boston home for The Moth StorySLAM — and the next one takes place Tuesday, June 13.

A soundtrack of conversation and discovery: Sunday's new schedule promises to be the ideal soundtrack for conversation, ideas and discoveries. The New Yorker Radio Hour moves to 11 a.m., plus This American Life, On The Media and Radiolab all get new time slots. Freakonomics Radio fans get a second chance to catch the show on Sunday at 7 p.m., followed by the Peabody Award-winning Latino USA at 8 p.m., offering a rich exploration of Latinx culture and experiences.

Marsh Chapel moves to as a live stream — complete with video: WBUR is honored to have been the radio home for the esteemed interdenominational worship service for 70 years, and this pivot to digital on Sunday at 11 a.m. allows people to listen or watch from anywhere.

WBUR's commitment to fostering connection, providing thought-provoking content and offering a diverse range of programming lies at the heart of these changes. The updated weekend schedule is designed to cater to our listeners' evolving interests and desires, ensuring that they can share stories, find laughter and encounter unexpected and compelling facts or ideas that leave a lasting impact.


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