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Program Changes Begin September 15

KUER is committed to bringing you programming that’s both captivating and relevant. To do so, we occasionally need to make changes to our lineup. Starting this weekend, you’ll hear several new shows across our weekly schedule, as well as new start times for other shows. These changes will help us bring you deeper coverage of issues surrounding the midterm elections — and we’ll showcase some emerging, fresh voices.

Weekdays (effective Sept. 17)


KUER is truly excited to announce the expansion of 1A, NPR’s weekday morning talk show hosted by Joshua Johnson. Since joining our lineup last year, 1A has become a very popular hourlong look at the day's biggest headlines. Starting Sept. 17, the program will air from 10-noon, with its second hour driving the conversation deeper into other topics, adding variety to our midmorning lineup.


Public radio’s innovative business-news flagship, Marketplace,will now air at 6 p.m., followed by The Daily, a half-hour show that brings listeners behind the scenes of that day’s biggest story from The New York Times. If you’re a news junkie, this adaptation of a hit podcast is a must-listen. Note: The Daily debuts on KUER Sept. 18, following Monday’s 6-7 p.m. live debate between candidates for Utah’s 2nd congressional district.

During the midterms, tune in Monday through Thursday nights at 8 for America on the Line. This call-in show hosted by journalist Jonathan Capeheart brings guests from across the political spectrum together with callers from around the country to talk about the big decisions we’re all facing in November. On Fridays at 8, tune in for The Takeaway’s weekly episode Politics With Amy Walter.

Saturdays (effective Sept. 15)


After Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!, stay tuned for It’s Been a Minute With Sam Sandersfrom 11 a.m. to noon. This alumnus of NPR’s fascinating NPR Politics Podcast hosts an irreverent but informative look back at the week in news, pop culture and more.


Two of our Saturday mainstays will now air earlier, with On the Mediaat noon and This American Lifeat 1 p.m., followed by another story driven powerhouse, Snap Judgment, at 2 p.m..


Then at 3 p.m., check out The Politics Show From NPR. This nine-week series features the network’s political reporters and correspondents analyzing the week's midterm news in a relaxed, roundtable format.


The complete schedule is viewable here or you can download or print this PDF document.

As part of these changes, Here & Now, Q and To The Best of Our Knowledge are leaving the KUER schedule, for now. Please follow the links above to listen and subscribe to their podcasts.

My KUER colleagues and I want to hear your feedback about these shows in the coming weeks. Call our listener comment line at (801) 581-6777 or you can email me at


As always, thank you for listening and for your support of the station.

Joel Meyer

Director of Programming and Promotion, KUER

Joel joined KUER in 2018, following a westward journey from Chicago that involved a 14-year-old Chevy and a 17-year-old cat. (The car broke down. The cat survived.) As the station’s program director, he focused on KUER’s program schedule, promotional strategy and content development, including the recent reboot of the marquee program RadioWest and the launch of Preach, a joint podcast venture with PRX and CPB.
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