KMST adds two national programs

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On July 15, 2009

Public radio station KMST will begin airing two popular nationally syndicated programs, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and “The Diane Rehm Show.” The station gathers programming preferences from members twice a year during its membership drives as well as through surveys. After receiving substantial requests from members and listeners, the programs will be added to the KMST lineup.

The Diane Rehm Show” will air from 9-11 a.m. Monday thought Friday, beginning Monday, Aug. 3.

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” will air from noon-1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Saturday, Aug. 1.

In 2007 and 2008, “The Diane Rehm Show” was named among the top 10 most powerful programs in public radio. KMST listeners will join an estimated audience of 2.2 million listeners. For 25 years, Rehm has offered her listeners compelling conversations with the world’s most interesting and important people. During each hour, she invites listeners to join the conversation by opening the phones to their questions and comments on the topic at hand.

“Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” is NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio, listeners can test their knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world, while trying to figure out what is real news and what is made up. p.m. so that the same show airs at the same time each day of the week, and the station will be extending “Morning Edition” by an hour. That program will now run until 9 a.m.

As a result of these changes, the following shows will no longer be aired: “Overture,” “Planetary Radio,” “Lifeskills,” Friday listener call-in shows, and “NPR World of Opera.” “Apple a Day,” which is created by Phelps County Regional Medical Center, will change from an hour-long show to a module format that will air throughout the week.

To view KMST’s new on-air schedule, visit, and click on Programming.

KMST staff members point out that the format of the station will stay the same, only a few programs will change.

“KMST has long been known as the station that listens to you,” says KMST General Manager Jim Sigler. “Our listeners and members have requested these popular programs, and we heard them. As always, KMST remains responsive to its member’s needs.”

KMST broadcasts its signal at 88.5 FM in Rolla and surrounding communities and at 96.3 FM in Lebanon, Mo. The station broadcasts online at

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