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WLUR Launches Winter Schedule

Lineup features 65 music shows, 11 original talk programs, Radio IQ

WLUR has launched its Winter 2012 programming schedule, which went into effect at noon on Monday, January 16.

The new schedule includes the station's typical wide range of music programming, as well as sports talk, public affairs, and student-produced political talk shows. WLUR will also continue its partnership with WVTF to carry 10-12 hours daily of Radio IQ, featuring news and talk programs from the BBC, NPR, and PRI.

WLUR will air 82 hours of music each week during the winter, featuring 65 different shows hosted by Washington and Lee undergraduates, law students, faculty and staff, and community volunteers. Year-round favorites like "The Anti-Headache Machine" (Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.-midnight), "Southern Pride Bluegrass" (Sundays, 7:00-10:00 p.m.), "Possum Crossin'" (Mondays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.) and "Open Ear" (Mondays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.) can be heard in their usual time slots.

The winter schedule also features plenty of returning modern music shows, including "Stockholm Syndrome" (Mondays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.), "To Be Young..." (Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.), "One Man in a Small Room" (Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00 p.m.), "The John Byrd Show" (Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.) and "DJ Joni" (Fridays, 9:00-10:00 p.m.).

"Three the Hard Way" (Fridays, 10:00 p.m.-midnight) brings two hours of R&B, soul and hip hop to the airwaves, while contemporary jazz fans will enjoy "Groove Lounge" (Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.), and classical music fans can tune in for "Classics" (Sundays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.).

WLUR's music programming also includes classic rock, hip hop, electronica, jazz, country, and more. The full schedule is available here.

Beyond the musical variety, the winter schedule also features "Radio IE" (Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.), WLUR's weekly program devoted to international education at W&L, as well as Doug Chase's interview show "Headsets" (Fridays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.) and Brian Murchison's public affairs program "Equal Time" (alternate Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.). W&L undergraduates produce two weekly political talk shows: "On the Hill" (Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m.) and "The Foreign Review" (Fridays, 5:30-6:00 p.m.).

Sports fans can get their fix by listening to any of WLUR's five sports talk programs, including "Monday Night Sports Beat" (Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.) and "The WLUR SportsHour" (Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.). The station's lineup will also feature live coverage of selected W&L basketball, baseball, and lacrosse contests throughout the term.

WLUR will continue to air the best of the BBC, NPR, and PRI through its partnership with WVTF. The Radio IQ service will run on WLUR from 2:00 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Friday and from 12:00 a.m.-noon Saturday-Monday. Featured programs include the BBC World Service (overnight), "The Diane Rehm Show" (weekdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon) and "This American Life" (Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.).

The station will also air Virginia Public Radio's weekly hour-long program "Assembly Conversations", which features news and interviews on the Virginia General Assembly, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays.

WLUR's winter schedule will run through early April.