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Bob Edwards Returns to Wyoming Public Radio

July 9, 2010

TEXT"Bob Edwards Weekend," a two-hour program of interviews with top newsmakers, authors, musicians and artists, can be heard Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. beginning July 31 on Wyoming Public Radio.

"We are excited to be able to bring Bob Edwards back to Wyoming," says Program Director Roger Adams. "For millions of listeners, Bob Edwards is public radio. During his 30 years hosting news programs at NPR, he created a bond with listeners that has no match in public broadcasting. As host of NPR's 'Morning Edition' for nearly 25 years, Edwards built the largest weekly audience in morning broadcasting -- radio or television."

Interviews on "Bob Edwards Weekend" are closer to conversations -- thought-provoking rather than provocative, frank rather than confrontational. His trademark understated, calm interview style reflects Edwards' interests, his wry wit and his sense of humor.

Adding the program is among several changes WPR plans to make this summer. Adams says listeners also will enjoy "On Point with Tom Ashbrook," -- digging beneath the surface of significant news; more world news from the BBC; more Ira Glass and more weekend jazz.

WPR is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International and American Public Media. A complete program schedule can be found at www.wyomingpublicradio.net or by calling 800-729-5897 or 307-766-4240.

A service of the University of Wyoming, WPR can be heard on the following FM frequencies: Afton, 91.3; Alta/Driggs, Idaho, 91.3; Buffalo, 90.5; Casper, 91.3; Cheyenne, 91. 9; Cody, 90.1; Douglas, 91.7; Dubois, 91.3; Evanston, 93.5; Gillette, 90.9; Green River, 90.5; Jackson, 90.3; Lander, 91.9; Laramie, 91.9; Newcastle, 90.5; Pinedale, 90.9; Powell, 90.1; Rawlins, 89.9; Riverton, 90.9; Rock Springs, 90.5; Saratoga, 89.1; Sheridan, 91.3; Sundance, 91.5; Thermopolis, 91.3; Torrington, 89.9; and Worland, 93.9.

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Popular public radio personality Bob Edwards returns to Wyoming Public Radio beginning July 31. (PRI Photo)



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