June 25, 2013

GPB Radio’s Summer Listening Series puts the public back in public radio

Summer is officially here, and GPB Radio is providing the perfect way to get through the long, hot days with the “Summer Listening Series.” Beginning Monday, July 1, GPB is putting the “public” back in public radio by letting listeners vote on which new show they want to be added to the program schedule for the Monday-Thursday 2 p.m. time slot.

“Each day, our listeners hear fascinating programs and ideas from shows like ‘Morning Edition,’ ‘All Things Considered,’ ‘Fresh Air’ and 'Performance Today,’ on our air, and now we want to hear from them,” said GPB Radio Vice President Tanya Ott.   

GPB’s “Summer Listening Series” will feature a different show each week in the Monday-Thursday 2 p.m. timeslot beginning the week of Monday, July 1 and airing through the week of Monday, August 26. GPB Radio will also host several “Summer Listening Series” events across the state with GPB Radio‘‘s on-air staff, including GPB Macon’s “Morning Edition” host Adam Ragusea and station manager Josephine Bennett, GPB Atlanta’s “All Things Considered” host Ellen Reinhardt, “Midday Music” host Sarah Zaslaw, and “Ab’s Place” jazz host Abdul Taymullah, GPB Savannah reporter Orlando Montoya, GPB Demorest host Candice Felice, and GPB Augusta’s Laura Coleman.  

Listeners can post their feedback on the GPB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gpbmedia, tweet @mygpb or email summerlistening@gpb.org. At the end of the listening period, the comments will be reviewed by Ott and other members of the GPB Radio staff. The new program will be announced and begin airing the week of September 2nd. GPB Radio is also soliciting feedback about its other regular programming and is inviting listeners to take a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SummerListeningSeries.

“Public radio exists because of the support of our listeners, and we really want them to have a voice in the programming,” Ott continued. “The “Summer Listening Series’ gives us a great way to interact directly with people in our listening communities across the state.”

The list of programs is:

July 1–4/Aug. 26-29

"Here & Now"

Stay connected to what’s happening with “Here & Now,” public radio's daily news magazine hosted by Emmy and Peabody, award-winning host Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, who is joining Young on the program after a stint as host of “Marketplace Morning Report.” http://hereandnow.wbur.org

July 8-11

"The Takeaway"

From news and analysis to arts and entertainment stories, “The Takeaway” helps you catch up with all of the latest happenings and prepare for what's ahead. Host John Hockenberry is one of public radio’s original innovators. http://www.pri.org/the-takeaway.html

July 15-18

"Q with Jian Gomeshi"

Touted as a “cultural intervention,” each week, “Q with Jian Gomeshi” covers entertainment, pop culture and the arts. Ghomeshi welcomes guests ranging from Leonard Cohen, Salman Rushdie, Dolly Parton, Jay-Z and more. http://www.pri.org/q.html

July 22-25

"BBC World Have Your Say"

“Have Your Say” let’s listeners set the agenda. As a global interactive program on radio and online, this ground-breaking program invites World Service listeners, TV viewers and BBC online users to share their views and questions on key issues in the news with a worldwide audience. https://www.facebook.com/worldhaveyoursay?fref=ts

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