WESA shakes up programming lineup

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Starting Friday, 90.5 WESA will change its programming lineup.

The station will add six new programs to its lineup, shift some time slots and eliminate other programs.

Weekdays, the station will replace "On Point" and "Tell Me More" at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, with two hours of "The Diane Rehm Show."

It will also expand "Morning Edition" to a fifth hour between 9 and 10 a.m., replacing "The Takeaway."

Friday evening's programming will be completely revamped, with "The Dinner Party" at 9 p.m., "Live Wire!" at 10 p.m. and "WTF" at 11 p.m.

"The Dinner Party" is a humor show about culture, "Live Wire!" is a variety show recorded in front of a live audience in Portland, Ore., and "WTF" is a show from comedian Marc Maron exploring "the dark side of comedy."

The station will also replace the Friday edition of "Fresh Air" with "TOTN Sci Fri" and will repeat Saturday's popular 10 a.m. "Car Talk" and 11 a.m. "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" episodes at the same times on Sunday.

Lineup changes also include a permanent slot for the show "Radiolab," which focuses on scientific and philosophical topics, on Saturday at 1 p.m., and the addition of "Only A Game," a sports magazine hosted by NPR's Bill Littlefield, Sunday at 7 a.m.

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Anya Sostek: asostek@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1308.


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