WPFW (89.3) launched a new programming schedule yesterday. (Here’s a handy PDF you can print out). With just one day under their belt, Program Director Bobby Hill says things are going well. Sunday audiences got a taste with a huge bump in Latin music from 6 p.m. to midnight. Hill says the “phones were lit up the whole night.”
This might be a good sign for the rest of the schedule’s changes which seem partly inspired or fueled by City Paper! New segments or newish segments include a three minute comedy break [from 2:30-2:33 p.m. Monday through Friday) provided by former CP staffer Dave Nuttycombe. CP dynamo/savior/genius Sheila Reid will head up a forum on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues the second Monday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. And one of our longtime jazz critics John Murph will be spinning on Wednesdays from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The schedule is also bumping up WPFW’s progressive hip-hop hour to the 10 p.m. slot Monday through Friday. And the station has included a daily news segment from 6 to 7 p.m. each weekday that will dedicate some time to local issues.