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KISU-FM announces programming changes

Posted December 15, 2006

Several programming changes will take place on KISU-FM 91.1 radio on Monday, Dec. 18.

Program director Jamon Anderson said there will be a host change for the popular jazz program “Sweet Sounds,” which airs weekdays at 10 a.m. The show will once again be hosted by Lisa Summers Hall, who hosted the show for several years before moving to evenings to host “The Fabulous Rhythm and Blues Review.” Hall replaces Molly McIsaac, an ISU freshman who can no longer host because of class schedules.

Hall’s move back to morning means “The Fabulous Rhythm and Blues Review,” which has been aired for the past four years each weeknight at 8 p.m., will go on hiatus. In its place will be “Emancipated Audio,” a new show that has been hosted during the past several months at 9 p.m. by Taylor Towsley.

Anderson says one of the most exciting parts of the changes is that the National Public Radio music show “The World Café,” which now airs 2-4 p.m. weekdays, will also be repeated 9-11 p.m. each weeknight. The “World Café” is hosted by David Dye from WXPN Radio at the University of Pennsylvania, who welcomes acts from the worlds of blues, rock, folk and alternative country.

KISU is found at 91.1 on the FM radio dial, and is funded primarily by student fees from the Associated Students of ISU. All programming is also aired live on the Internet at www.kisu.org. The studios are located in the Pond Student Union Building on the ISU campus.

More information about programming on KISU can be found online at www.kisu.org. or by calling KISU-FM general manager Jerry Miller at 282-2688.

The new KISU weekday schedule is:

• Midnight to 6 a.m. – BBC World News Update

•  6-9 a.m.  – NPR’s “Morning Edition”

•  9-10 a.m. – NPR’s “On Point”

• 10-11 a.m. –  “Sweet Sounds” with Lisa Hall (local)

• 11 a.m.-noon –  “Native America Calling”

• noon-2 p.m. – NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”

• 2-4 p.m. – NPR’s “The World Café”

• 4-5 p.m. –  “In House” with Jeremy Petersen (local)

• 5-6 p.m. – PRI’s “The World”

• 6-7 p.m. – varied programming       

• 7-8 p.m. – NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross

• 8-9 p.m. – “Emancipated Audio” with Taylor Towsley (local)

• 9-11 p.m. – NPR’s “The World Café”

• 11 p.m.-midnight – “BBC World News Overnight”