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A Night on the Town is a weekly radio program celebrating the American musical, produced and hosted by George Harter. This show provides insights into the history of the American musical with songs, stories about the composers and interesting tidbits on the creation of your favorite shows. 

One of America's most celebrated radio shows, A Prairie Home Companion is a live variety show hosted by Garrison Keillor. Featuring comedy sketches, music and Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon," A Prairie Home Companion has entertained audiences since 1974.

For two hours every weekday, local host Laura Lorson and All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Kelly McEvers and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features.

About the show: All Things Considered

In 1977, All Things Considered expanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays. NPR's Arun Rath hosts on the weekends. During each broadcast, stories and reports come to listeners from NPR reporters and correspondents based throughout the United States and the world. The hosts interview newsmakers and contribute their own reporting.

NPR's exciting new show features puzzles, word games and trivia played in front of a live audience. Ask Me Another is a co-production of NPR and WNYC in New York.

Newshour is BBC World Service's flagship international news and current affairs program. It consists of news bulletins on the hour and half hour, international interviews and in-depth reports of world news.

The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages to many parts of the world. The World Service was reported to have reached 188 million people a week on average in June 2009. It does not carry advertising, and the English language service broadcasts 24 hours a day.

America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Daihatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

Jeff began in public radio announcing in Garden City at KANZ-KZNA as the Sunday host of All Things Considered and other shows.

Jeff came to KU in 1997. He earned a degree in film studies and a minor in English and is working on a political science degree. Hired by KPR in 2001 as a part-time announcer for ATC and classical music, Jeff took over evening classical music in fall 2004.

Cordelia and music are long-entwined. Her dad was a jazz fanatic and her mom was especially keen on 20th century opera. Cordelia chose violin and piano as the first things she could do well that also interested her, after reading or being outside.

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About the host: Michael Keelan:

Michael Keelan grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, as the only junior high student in town to call and win public radio quizzes. He played the violin on the state's NPR network in high school, going on to earn degrees in music from Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio and the University of Maryland-College Park.

Every Thursday at 7:00pm Classics Live brings you exclusive performances from throughout the KPR listening area.  Our microphones travel to the Sunflower Music Festival, the Lied Center, the Ruel Joyce Recital series, the Great Spaces Music and Arts series, as well as performances recorded in Kansas Public Radio's live studio.  Performers include the Emerson String Quartet, the Zoco Duo, Ensemble Iberica, and members of the Kansas City Symphony, among others. The series producer is KPR's Cordelia Brown, with recording engineer Chuck Smith. 

Hear why jazz artists from around the globe make Europe their home for the summer with host Benjamin Herman. Join renowned sax man, composer and bandleader Benjamin Herman as he hosts European Jazz Stage — live jazz presented with the intensity and passion that only a jazz artist could bring.

Bring your listeners performances from this year's North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague Jazz Festival, and Amsterdam's famous Concertgebouw. It's jazz on a global scale — European Jazz Stage!

Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling "Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak.

HEARTS of SPACE brings the timeless world of Ambient, space and contemplative music to help you celebrate the values of calm, concentration and quality with space-creating sounds from around the world.


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

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