The New XMPR

Beginning Monday, December 15th, you'll have more opportunities to hear The Bob Edwards Show.  The program will still be heard at 8, 9 and 10am, Eastern time and again at 8pm, Eastern.  Now you'll also be able to hear it at 4pm and again at 10pm, Eastern.   In addition, there'll be repeats of the previous day's program at 4am and 9pm.  That's eight hours of The Bob Edwards Show every weekday (except for Monday at 4 am).  If you live on the West Coast, you'll be hearing the show at 1, 5, 6 and 7am and at 1, 5, 6 and 7pm.  

For quite some time, our 8am EST program has followed a repeat of the previous day's show, but that will no longer be the case.  Our new lead-in, airing from 6-8am, is The Takeaway, a program of news and analysis hosted by Adaora Udoji and my old friend John Hockenberry.   My producers and I are excited about following The Takeaway each morning.  It's a co-production of PRI (Public Radio International) and WNYC in New York, in collaboration with the BBC World Service, the New York Times and WGBH in Boston.  

There are changes in XMPR's weekend schedule, too---most notably the addition of CAR TALK.  Yes, Click and Clack will soon be are now available to XM subscribers--twice on Saturdays and twice on Sundays.   We on The Bob Edwards Show recognize our additional hours on air as a vote of confidence by our new bosses.  We thank them and we'll work hard to take advantage of this opportunity to reach more people at more times in the day.