UpDate - Vol. 11, No. 2, Page 7
September 12, 1991
WXDR-FM announces major changes in programming

     Campus public radio station, WXDR, located at 91.3 on the FM
dial, will have a new sound as of Sept. 15.
     Gone from its weekday format will be nationally produced
public affairs programs, which ran between 2 p.m and 3 p.m., such
as "Cambridge Forum," "In Black America," "Asian Communique," and
"51 Percent." In fact, all talk radio, except newscasts, will
disappear from weekdays.
     Instead, "Fine Tuning," WXDR's classical music show, will be
expanded to run from noon to 3 p.m. public affairs programming will
be shifted to a seven-hour block on Sundays.
     The Sunday format will rely heavily on campus-produced
programs including "Feedback," a new live program. It's an hour of
students interviewing U.D. faculty and administrators on issues
such as racism on campus, the Greek system, student government,
ROTC and student health facilities. After October, "Feedback" will
be broadcast live from the Scrounge complete with audience
     Another new home-grown program, called "The Exchange,"
produced by the Office of Public Relations in conjunction with
WXDR, offers information to the community through conversations
with University faculty, students, administrators and staff who are
experts in their respective subject areas. The half-hour program
will be flexible and will occasionally include panels of experts
debating issues, as well as non-University speakers and magazine
format segments.
     On the first show, Sept. 15 at 1:20 p.m., Arthur Sloane,
professor of industrial relations in the College of Business and
Economics, talks about the enigmatic former Teamsters president,
Jimmy Hoffa. Sloane's biography of Hoffa was just published by MIT
     During the interview, Sloane says Hoffa was a mass of
contradictions, quick-tempered and ruthless on the job, yet gentle
and loving at home; uneducated but a brilliant strategist able to
comprehend the most complex issues; loyal to friends yet allegedly
murdered by the man he believed to be one of his closest friends.
     In coming weeks,"The Exchange" will focus on the U.S. space
program, American racism, global warming, radical reforms of the
U.S. education system, and Soviet capitalism (in an interview taped
two days after the Soviet coup took place and before the world knew
it had failed).
     WXDR's new Sunday schedule follows:

11-11:10 a.m.
     News update (student newscast)
11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
     "New Dimensions" (eclectic topics)
12:10-12:15 p.m.
     News break (student newscast)
12:15-12:45 p.m.
     "Consider the Alternatives" (magazine)
12:45-1:15 p.m.
     "Other Voices" (discussion of non-conventional lifestyles)
1:15-1:20 p.m.
     News break
1:20-1:50 p.m.
     "The Exchange" (campus and other experts talk discuss current
1:50-2:20 p.m.
     "Blue Hen Sports Cage"
2:20-3:30 p.m.
     "Feedback" (students interview faculty and administrators live
          from the Scrounge)
3:30-4 p.m.
     "Breaking the Silence" (Gay and  Lesbian issues)
4-5:30 p.m.
     "Womansong" (music of and by women)
5:30-6 p.m.
     "Creativity Unlimited" (discussion about local theatre)
6-7 p.m.
     "All the World's a Stage" (Broadway and movie musicals)
                                        - Barbara Garrison