| May 18, 2001
KUER FM90, public radio station of the University of Utah,
will expand its locally-produced program, RadioWest, and launch
its redesigned web site on Monday, May 21st.
KUERs own RadioWest, with Executive Producer Doug
Fabrizio, examines the culture and issues of the West, while keeping
Utah clearly in the foreground. The program covers local and regional
issues through interviews, news stories and book reviews. RadioWest
will expand on Monday, May 21st to a daily, hour-long call-in program,
allowing KUER to cover more pertinent issues on a timely basis while
inviting dialogue from the community it serves. RadioWest will be
aired every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 90.1 FM.
The expansion of RadioWest marks the first daily live local
show in KUERs 40-year history. Along with alternate host,
KUERs News Director Kat Snow, and Producers Bryan Schott and
Sherri Quinn, the show will feature topics such as polygamy, Utah
satire, and the mystery of Everett Ruess in the first week. RadioWest
will occasionally feature some of the other members of the KUER
News Staff, providing long-form stories or live reporting.
Also happening on Monday, May 21st, KUER will launch a completely
redesigned and reprogrammed website at KUER.org. This marks KUERs
first foray into daily news on the Web. At KUER.org, listeners can
find audio and text of RadioWest and other local news broadcast
on KUER, along with more information about NPR programs. While the
sites content still includes all the great features KUER listeners
are used to, such as a live audio stream, links to public radio
insider information, and the ability to pledge online, the site
features a new, colorful design and improved structure.