KUAF 91.3 Adds Science, Culture Programs to New Weekend Lineup

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Starting Oct. 12, KUAF 91.3 FM, the NPR affiliate at the University of Arkansas, will air a new Saturday lineup of programs, including two new programs and the addition of programs that previously aired on Sundays.

The popular public radio program RadioLab will air at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoons, and a new NPR program, It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, will air at 11 a.m. Saturday mornings.

In addition to the new programs, the Saturday schedule will continue to include Travel with Rick Steves and Hidden Brain. There will be changes to the Sunday schedule as well, with a new airtime of noon for the NPR program Planet Money/How I Built This.

“Our aim was to create a lineup that focuses on cultural and science understanding and that is so engaging, you never want to turn your radio off,” said Leigh Wood, KUAF’s general manager.

In addition to the new weekend lineup, The Metropolitan Opera, broadcast live during the Met’s season beginning in December, will be broadcast on KUAF2, the station’s all classical music HD signal. That signal is available through an HD Radio, streaming at KUAF.com or by using a smart speaker.

“The Metropolitan Opera has granted us special allowance to air the performances on our KUAF2 signal,” Wood said. “Our intent is to serve as many audiences as possible, with informational programming as well as live performances from the Metropolitan Opera stage.” 

The schedule changes will take effect on Saturday, Oct. 12, and a full schedule listing can be found on the KUAF website.

About KUAF 91.3FM: Owned by the University of Arkansas, KUAF provides a 14-county area of west and northwest Arkansas, parts of eastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri with the only source of national and international news from NPR as well as a daily local news magazine Ozarks at Large. Serving a potential audience of over 600,000 people, KUAF also offers classical music during the night time hours and a variety of public radio programs on the weekends. Located across the street from the Fayetteville Public Library, at 9 S. School Avenue, KUAF is at the center of the intellectual and artistic hub of Northwest Arkansas. 

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Leigh Wood, general manager
KUAF 91.3 Public Radio
479-575-7259, lkwood@uark.edu

Andra Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu

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