Think Radio - Frequently Asked Questions
Why is MPB Think Radio introducing a new schedule for weekday programming?
- In May, NPR announced that it would end production of Tell Me More. We saw that as an opportunity to offer more local content that speaks specifically to the needs of Mississippians.
What new shows can I expect to hear?
We have three new programs premiering on August 4. Southern Remedy will air weekdays at 11 a.m.
- Mondays 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Deep South Dining There’s more to a recipe than a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper. Pull up a chair for Deep South Dining and get a new recipe that you can try or share one of your own. Having some friends over and don’t know what to cook? Does everybody go crazy over your specialty dish? What’s the story behind your family’s secret sauce? It’s the history behind true southern cooking on Deep South Dining! Monday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
- Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. – Fix It 101 Do you have a leaky faucet? Would you like to put a ceiling fan in your bedroom? Maybe you want to mount a flat screen TV to the wall? Welcome to Fix It 101! Tune in Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and let us help you get some of those home projects done! Whether it’s a plumbing problem or an electrical question, call in and find out if you can do that home repair yourself or if you need to call a professional. You may be handier than you think you are! It’s Fix It 101, Wednesday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
Weekdays 11 a.m. – Noon Southern Remedy
Each day Southern Remedy tackles a different health issue.
- Mondays- Healthy and Fit with Dr. Allyn Harris
- Tuesdays- Behavioral Health with Dr. Susan Buttross
- Wednesdays- The Doctor Is In with Dr. Rick deShazo
- Thursdays- Kids and Teens with Dr. Jimmy Stewart
- Fridays- Women’s Health with Dr. Michelle Owens
- Each day Southern Remedy tackles a different health issue.
- Weekdays 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Takeaway— is an hour-long news magazine that features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices.
- Weekdays 3 p.m. -4 p.m. Fresh Air —The Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine is one of public radio's most popular programs.
- Relatively Speaking — Host Dr. Susan Buttross will still be here every week to share her expertise with listeners. She will be featured on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. as part of the Southern Remedy programming block.
- All other currently airing news and information programs on Think Radio will remain in the same time slot. For a full schedule of MPB Think Radio programming, visit www.mpbonline.org/thinkradio.
- We have three new programs premiering on August 4. Southern Remedy will air weekdays at 11 a.m.
- Where did Relatively Speaking go? Is Dr. Susan Buttross still sharing her expertise on MPB Think Radio?
- Dr. Buttross is still at MPB Think Radio every week to share her expertise with listeners. Starting on August 4, she will be featured on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. as part of the Southern Remedy programming block.
When can I listen to Dr. Rick and Dr. Harris?
- Dr. Rick will be featured on Wednesday’s Southern Remedy at 11 a.m.
- Dr. Harris will move to Mondays at 11 a.m. as part of the new Southern Remedy block.
Why change Southern Remedy to five days a week?
- One hour simply wasn’t enough for Southern Remedy to provide Mississippians with the health advice they need. One of our goals is to challenge Mississippians to improve their health. Southern Remedy provides access to some of Mississippi’s best doctors, allowing anyone to get advice about improving their health and the health of their friends and families.
What happened to Tell Me More?
- On May 20, NPR announced it would end production of Tell Me More. Michele Martin will remain with NPR and produce regular segments for the network. The program will end on August 1.
Why move Fresh Air?
- With the loss of Tell Me More, we felt that Fresh Air presented the best quality show for Mississippi on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
What happened to To the Point?
- After seven years, To the Point has failed to attain a lasting audience. We believe that The Takeway will be more appealing to Mississippi listeners.
Where can I listen to classical music?
We are fortunate to have an HD channel, MPB Music Radio, that allows us to air music 24 hours a day. It is designed for those who are passionate about Classical, Opera, Jazz and other music. MPB Music Radio is over 75% classical but also includes Jazz from WJSU, indie rock with World Café’, World of Opera, and much more.
A complete list of our programming on MPB Music Radio can be found at www.mpbonline.org/musicradio. Also, if you do not currently receive our programming guide, Fine Tuning, we will be happy to send you a complimentary copy so that you can see the schedule there.
You can access MPB Music Radio in many ways:
- At www.mpbonline.org
- Via our MPB Radio App, which is available for free from iTunes and Google Play.
From an HD radio. Tune to:
- Biloxi -- WMAH 90.3-2
- Booneville -- WMAE 89.5-2
- Bude -- WMAU 88.9-2
- Greenwood -- WMAO 90.9-2
- Jackson -- WMPN 91.3-2
- Meridian -- WMAW 88.1-2
- MS State -- WMAB 89.9-2
- Oxford -- WMAV 90.3-2
Where can I get an HD radio?
HD radios are available online and at most electronics stores for as little as $52.
What if I want to listen to Music Radio in my car?
Many cars come off the line today with HD radios built in.
If you do not have an HD radio in your car you can listen through MPB Radio app by connecting your smart phone to an auxiliary jack or Bluetooth function on your car radio.