Columbus on the Record Moves to 7:30 pm Friday Nights
Our new Friday night schedule will keep you informed
I hope youâ€™ve been enjoying all the great programs WOSU TV airs Monday through Friday at 7:30pm. I know weâ€™re really happy to bring you two fantastic local programs during that time every week: In The Know on Tuesday nights and Broad & High on Wednesday nights. So, weâ€™re very excited to announce our award-winning local public affairs program Columbus on the Record, joins the 7:30pm lineup on Friday nights beginning April 18.
Iâ€™ve been very happy with the response weâ€™ve received from our viewers about all the programs weâ€™re airing weeknights at 7:30pm. The general consensus is weâ€™re providing a quality alternative for our local audience during that time and we feel Columbus on the Record will be a perfect addition.
A couple of years ago, PBS announced a new emphasis on arts programming and created the â€œPBS Arts Festivalâ€ programming block for Friday night. WOSU TV is committed to arts programming but this new initiative created a bit of a dilemma for us. We had a strong public affairs block of programming on Friday night. The new schedule meant some of those programs were moved or taken off the schedule. If youâ€™re a fan of The McLaughlin Group Iâ€™m sure you remember the exact week that program was shifted to Sunday morning.
The move to 7:30 pm for Columbus on the Record finally gives us the chance to bring back that solid block of public affairs programming and will be a great leadoff for the evening. Washington Week with Gwen Ifill will continue to air at 8 pm and The McLaughlin Group comes back to Friday nights airing at 8:30 pm. Weâ€™re looking forward to being able to bring you all these great programs back-to-back.
If youâ€™re a fan of Friday nightâ€™s Rick Stevesâ€™ Europe youâ€™ll still have the chance to travel with Rick during the week, you just need to travel over to Tuesday night to get your fix.
I really hope youâ€™ll find this new Friday night lineup keeps you informed on all the latest news, and gets you ready for the weekend.