Lakeshore Public Radio announces new noon lineup starting April 4

As Lakeshore Public Radio (WLPR 89.1FM) reaches halfway through its 13th year on the air, the northwest Indiana-based nonprofit radio station has already confirmed that expanding its signal from live broadcast is almost over. Now the station has announced that several new programs are set to begin airing on Monday, April 4, which will provide listeners with even more news and information from award-winning NPR and Vox podcasts not airing anywhere else in the north. -western Indiana or Chicagoland.

The new midday lineup will begin at 9 a.m. with “On Point,” which opens with a brief analysis of the day’s biggest stories, followed by an in-depth conversation decoding topics with reporters, thinkers, and callers. Other national news programs on the schedule include “The Takeaway” at 12 p.m., “The World” at 2 p.m. and “Today, Explained” at 6 p.m.

Lakeshore Public Radio also announced that its hour-long local news program “Regional Speaking” will now air Fridays at 11 a.m., increasing its weekly broadcast to 5 days a week. “Lakeshore Update,” which provides listeners with a recap of the week’s top local headlines, will continue to air Saturdays at 3 p.m. For the complete updated schedule, visit LakeshorePublicRadio.org/NewPrograms

“We’re excited about these changes and excited about what’s yet to come,” said Lakeshore Public Radio Vice President of Radio Operations Tom Maloney. “Our mission is to enrich the lives of residents of Northwest Indiana by keeping them connected to what’s happening here, at home and around the world, maintaining the expansion of the signal and the new lineup of programs allow us to take this to the next level.”

Lakeshore Public Radio currently reaches listeners in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana with its live broadcast. Technical upgrades currently underway will bolster their increase in the station’s operational capacity from 1,100 watts to 4,900 watts, increasing its population coverage by 75%. The station can also be accessed online at LakeshorePublicRadio.org as well as through many streaming apps like Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and iTunes.

Lakeshore Public Media is a public broadcasting entity based in Northwest Indiana for nearly 35 years. Lakeshore Public Media operates both Lakeshore PBS and Lakeshore Public Radio. The non-profit organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of residents of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana through lifelong learning, celebration of human diversity, and engagement in civic concerns.

More information, including Lakeshore Public Radio’s new schedule, can be found online at LakeshorePublicRadio.org/NewPrograms.

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