Monday, January 14, 2008

Wait! Wait! Is great, but . . .

I love Wait Wait! Don't Tell me.  Great fun and I always learn something.  However, I was wondering, what happened to Week-end  America? Thanks.

--Pat H.

[Program Director John Hingsbergen writes:]

...we chose to take "Weekend America" off the air because it has not proven to provide a  valuable service to many WMUB listeners. As you may know, we were airing  "Weekend America" for four hours on Saturdays when we started carrying it in  the Fall of 2004. We were one of the first stations to add it  when it was a brand new program. This included, of course, a "rollover"  of the original two hours, thinking that listeners would use it as a source  for weekend news and information that they could access any time during the  afternoon. After nearly two years with very small listenership and  support, we took away the first two hours.

Since the program has never developed a strong audience, we felt it was best to let it go while adding a proven show  such as "Wait Wait." With a limited amount of time and money to work  with, something had to go. We're sorry if it was one of your  favorites and we'll continue to monitor listener response and  support.]


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