New weekday line-up will balance news and music programming
Listeners to 91.3 KBCS will notice a new vibe when they tune in on weekdays starting July 1. The Bellevue community radio station is streamlining its schedule.
Weekday listeners will enjoy news and talk radio throughout the morning and a variety of music from noon through the evening. With this shift, The Thom Hartmann Program returns to live broadcast, allowing listeners to call in and take part in the popular program. Veteran music host Carol Handley will be on air during the afternoon drive time. Handley, who is known to many radio listeners in the Pacific Northwest from her years at a number of Rock, AC, Jazz, and Adult Album Alternative stations, began her career at KBCS.
KBCS leadership made the schedule change based on a two-year study of audience surveys and listening data. By bundling news and talk in the morning, and music from noon until 5 a.m., the station hopes to provide listeners with an even better listening experience. In its previous format, KBCS weekdays featured multiple changes from news to music, and back, throughout the day.
“We’re giving KBCS fans more of what they want, when they want it,” said KBCS Program Director Patrick Whalen. “We’re making it easier for more people who enjoy a wide variety of music and progressive ideas to discover 91.3.”
The final, new KBCS schedule will be in place July 1. The most up-to-date scheduling is available on kbcs.fm.
Last Updated July 6, 2016