Midday News Comes To Las Cruces/El Paso Area

Jan 6, 2014

  Starting today, KRWG-FM 90.7 will broadcast Here & Now from noon to 2 p.m. to meet growing audience demand for midday news and analysis. A live production from NPR and WBUR, Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news with timely, smart and in-depth news and features. The expanded program will serve as a bridge in midday, between NPR's signature news magazines, Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

There are two other schedule changes taking effect today.  Fresh Air with Terry Gross will air from 11 a.m. to noon.  In addition, All Things Considered will add one hour and will air weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

KRWG-FM 90.7 continues a strong commitment to classical music with Performance Today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. while KRWG’s local classical music show Intermezzo joins the 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. time slot.  In addition, classical music will continue to air in late night along with NPR News updates at the top of each hour.

KRWG is one of almost 200 stations nationwide carrying the expanded Here & Now, presenting listeners the opportunity to hear more NPR news from around the world and across the country every weekday. The program’s daily lineup will include interviews with NPR hosts, reporters, editors and bloggers as well as news from stations across the nation.  In the midday timeslot, Here & Now will often function as public radio’s first source for breaking news coverage with NPR.

Here & Now has been hosted by Robin Young for more than a decade. A Peabody Award-winning journalist, she has reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television, and was substitute host and correspondent for The Today Show. Co-host Jeremy Hobson was most recently host of Marketplace Morning Report. Hobson has broad producing, reporting and hosting experience at the station, program and network level.

KRWG-FM Weekday Schedule 

5 a.m.            Morning Edition

9 a.m.            Performance Today

11 a.m.          Fresh Air

Noon             Here & Now

2 p.m.            Intermezzo

4 p.m.            All Things Considered