One of the more consistent complaints we've heard about the otherwise infallible Montana Public Radio is the fact that you have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning to actually hear the news. I mean, don't they know that we're usually
out drinking working late and need our rest?
Well, the morning schedule is changing.
According to a release from UM this afternoon, starting Nov. 2 "Morning Classics" gets kicked back to 9 a.m. to allow for more news. From the release:
The extra hour of news won’t be a repeat of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” but will provide more Montana news and the addition of “Marketplace Morning Report.” More time will be dedicated to Montana news between 7 and 9 a.m. “Montana Morning News” now will feature reports from Emilie Ritter in Helena, Katrin Frye in the Flathead Valley or Kevin Maki in the Bitterroot Valley, as well as from Missoula anchor Edward O’Brien.
Classical music will still come on following the news.
The exact schedule:
2 - 5 a.m. — BBC World Service
5 - 7 a.m. — “Morning Edition” from NPR
5:51 a.m. — “Marketplace Morning Report”
7 to 9 a.m. — “Morning Edition” from NPR
7:04, 7:33, 8:04 and 8:33 a.m. — “Montana Morning News”
7:51 a.m. — “Marketplace Morning Report”
Also, they're dropping "Car Talk." We don't really care about that. We mostly ride our bikes, anyway.