They are advertising a move towards becoming a full time Adult Album Alternative station on February 1.
Here's part of the press release today, which you can also read here:
On February 1st, NPR’s All News Morning Edition makes way for MORNING
DRIVE, a music and news show hosted by WNKU News Director Craig Kopp.
“One of the reasons it’s such a pleasure to work at WNKU is I absolutely love the
music,” says Kopp, who is no stranger to music intensive formats having
previously worked as news director at WEBN. “To be able to get more involved
in delivering the best music in town and unique news and information is – in a
word – cool.”
To complete its move to full-time Triple A music programming, NPR’s “Fresh Air
will also be making way for more music in the evening between 5:30p and 6:30p.
“We realize this is a huge step for WNKU,” says Station Manager Chuck Miller.
“Music is what this station does best and it’s time to pull the trigger on making
WNKU a full-time music station.”
The presser goes on to note that WNKU was a pioneer in the Triple A (no, not the Automotive Association of America) format in the 1980s and 90s.
Our take: We're interested to see how it affects the people working on the news side of WNKU. People like Cheri Lawson, formerly of WMUB 88.5/Oxford, for example. We're willing to believe she'll provide stories for the new morning show.
We're pretty sure John Hingsbergen still communicates with Lawson...maybe he'll be able to tell us what will happen to her...