Local Programs To Air Earlier; “The Midnight Special” Premieres
Saturday night is your night for eclectic and diverse music on WCVE Public Radio. Beginning Saturday, August 31, WCVE Public Radio’s local productions will move to earlier evening broadcast positions. The World Music Show will air at 8:00 p.m., The Electric Croude at 10:00 p.m., and Time for the Blues at 11:00 p.m. In addition to these changes, WFMT’s The Midnight Special will premier Saturday at midnight.
About The Midnight Special:
What do Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Woody Guthrie, John Gorka, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Jean Redpath, Bob Newhart, Robin & Linda Williams, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Odetta, Mitchell & Webb, Carrie Newcomer, Big Bill Broonzy, and Susan Werner have in common? They and thousands of other traditional and contemporary folk performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and satirists fill a two hour entertainment called The Midnight Special. Original, offbeat, fun, and thought provoking WFMT Chicago’s The Midnight Special is the world’s weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape.
The Midnight Special often airs live performances recorded by WFMT over the past 55 years that are not available commercially, including well-known artists appearing at Chicago area clubs, concert venues, the University of Chicago Folk Festivals and the comedy revues of Chicago’s famed Second City.
Sunday Program Additions and Changes
On Sunday nights beginning September 1, the acclaimed This American Life, which has aired for years at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday, will now repeat at 7:00 p.m., following WCVE Forum at 6:00 p.m. Classical music with Shawn Evans will air Sunday nights from 8:00-10:00 p.m. from our WCVE Public Radio studio. With Heart and Voice will move up one hour earlier, airing at 10:00 p.m. For additional schedule information, please click here.