- You're Invited to a Party!
Come to WGTE's Party for Jazz Spectrum 91 with Fritz Byers!
Thursday, May 1 at Firepit Grille, 7723 Airport Hwy., Holland
We're celebrating 25 years of Jazz Spectrum 91 with host Fritz Byers and you're invited!Read more
6:45 p.m.: Welcoming remarks by WGTE CEO & Pres. Marlon Kiser.
7:00 - 10:30 p.m.: Live music by Scott Potter & Friends
- Views: 329 Today's Blade on FM 91
On "Morning Edition," Weekday Mornings on FM 91
"Today's Blade on FM 91" is a collaboration between The Blade and WGTE FM 91, bringing public radio listeners local news reports every weekday, during NPR's "Morning Edition."Read more
WGTE's "Morning Edition" host Qarie Marshall reports news stories from The Blade at six-minutes past the top of the hour, throughout each "Morning Edition" broadcast, which can be heard on FM 91 each Monday through Friday, at 6:06 a.m., 7:06 a.m., and 8:06 a.m.
- Morning Edition
Weekdays at 6:00 a.m.
The most listened-to news radio program in the country, NPR's "Morning Edition" has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, the program is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA. (David Greene can be heard as a regular substitute host).
- Views: 688 Morning Classics
Weekdays at 9:05 a.m.
"Morning Classics" offers a peaceful yet energizing start to your day with the world's greatest classical music. Hosted by WGTE's Haley Taylor, the program mixes well-known chestnuts with lesser-known but deserving works, designed with both the casual and the discerning listener in mind.
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- Exploring Music
Weekdays at 11:00 a.m.
"Exploring Music" with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.
- Here and Now
Weekdays at Noon
Hosted by Robin Young, "Here and Now" is public radio's midday news magazine. For one energetic hour each weekday, "Here and Now" combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from the morning and adds important conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, and the arts: film, theater, music, food and more.
- Views: 460 Afternoon Classics
Weekdays at 1:00 p.m.
"Afternoon Classics" provides a welcome oasis from the daily grind, through music that both relaxes and inspires. Hosted by WGTE's Brad Cresswell, the program revolves around a different theme for each day of the week, from the latest in classical CDs to "Midweek Mozart" and beyond.Read more
- All Things Considered
Weekdays at 4:00 p.m.
"All Things Considered" is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Robert Siegel (pictured), Audie Cornish and Melissa Block.
- Life As We Know It with Tom Walton
Mondays at 5:44 p.m. during "All Things Considered" on FM 91
WGTE presents “Life As We Know It,” a weekly series of four-minute essays from commentator and former editor of The Blade Tom Walton. Covering an array of topics, from the intricacies of the English language to the inspiration found within the geometry of a baseball diamond, Tom offers warm and unique insights into the world around us.
Weekdays at 6:00 p.m.
Award-winning "Marketplace" is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." The 30-minute program—with an irreverent reporting style all its own—airs weekday evenings on more than 320 public radio stations nationwide and boasts the largest audience for any business program in the United States on radio, cable or network television. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal.
- Views: 225 Evening Classics
Weekdays at 6:31 p.m.
"Evening Classics" provides you with the very best in classical music. Drawn from the heart of the classical and romantic repertoires, this program creates the perfect radio companion for your early evening hours. Hosted by WGTE's Jennifer Scott.
- Views: 34 Weeknights at the Symphony
Weeknights at 8:00 p.m.
Every weeknight at 8:00 p.m., FM 91 features live performances from the nation's top-ranking orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Thursday evenings feature outstanding local ensembles in live performance on "WGTE in Concert," including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Symphony Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony, Toledo Opera and the Masterworks Chorale.
- Views: 219 Classics for Kids
Saturdays at 7:00 a.m.
Classics for Kids brings classical music to life in a way that reaches out to kids while delighting adults. Host Naomi Lewin focuses on a different composer each month, with each week's program highlighting a different aspect of that composer's life and work.
Visit the Classics for Kids interactive website for fun games and trivia about each week's episode »
- Weekend Edition
Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, "Weekend Edition" from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor. Hosted by Scott Simon (pictured) and Rachel Martin.
- Car Talk
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (a.k.a. "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers") have been America's funniest auto mechanics. By making millions of listeners laugh, they have become the defining voices of public radio weekends. Their mixture of honesty, authenticity, knowledge, and humor has won them numerous awards (including a Peabody), accolades from every major national publication, and the loyalty of millions of public radio listeners, who continue to reward their stations with good will, listener hours, and fundraising dollars.
- Views: 43 Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!," the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks.
- Views: 40 The Splendid Table
Saturdays at noon
"The Splendid Table" is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights.
- Saturday Afternoon at the Opera
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
Join us every Saturday afternoon for thrilling performances from the world's greatest operatic stages! Our year-round series of broadcasts feature live performances from the Metropolitan Opera, as well as productions from Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera on Air, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera.
- A Prairie Home Companion
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, "A Prairie Home Companion" is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East.Read more
- New Music from Bowling Green
Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Produced by WGTE and hosted by Brad Cresswell, New Music from Bowling Green is a radio series devoted to living composers, from the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University. This WGTE program is distributed nationally by The WFMT Radio Network.
- Views: 1472 Portraits in Swing
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Larry Wagner, "Portraits in Swing" has been a part of FM 91’s Saturday evening programming for 10 years. Each week the program profiles big band swing artist, group or era, from both past and present. Listeners hear historic radio broadcasts direct from America’s ballrooms and studio sessions pairing up vocalists or band leaders.
- Views: 3 Jazz Spectrum 91
Saturdays at 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by Fritz Byers, "Jazz Spectrum 91" is designed as an anthology, a loose and flowing tour through the history of the music, showcasing the wondrous diversity of jazz and the virtuosity of the musicians who play it.
- Views: 349 On Being with Krista Tippett
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Described as a cultural "phenomenon" by the New York Times, "On Being" with Krista Tippett (formerly "Speaking of Faith") is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that airs on more than 240 stations. The program engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s deepest questions. From autism to the ethics of torture, Krista and her guests reach beyond the headlines to probe faith and meaning, ethics and new ways of being, amidst the political, ecological, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life.
- TED Radio Hour
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute "talk of their lives."Read more
- From the Top
Sundays at Noon
"From the Top" with host Christopher O'Riley (pictured) is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games. From the Top has taped more than 230 radio broadcasts in America's premier concert halls, reaching more than 200,000 live audience members in 33 states.
- This American Life
Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, "This American Life," quite literally, pioneered a new kind of radio storytelling. The weekly program explores a theme — fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life — through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction and unusual music.Read more
- Views: 294 Echoes
Sundays at 9:00 p.m.
Echoes creates a modern soundscape of music that draws from a multitude of cultures, traditions and genres. Hosted by music journalist John Diliberto, this daily two-hour series of evocative, ground-breaking music seamlessly bridges new instrumental, world fusion, new acoustic, impressionistic jazz and inventive vocal styles.Read more
- Watershed Radio on FM 91
The Maumee River Watershed is the largest watershed that empties into the Great Lakes and this region is struggling with water quality and water usage issues. In a series of radio reports, (click here to listen and visit site) FM 91 examines how buffer areas can prevent agricultural nutrient and sediment runoff; redesigning our communities so that porous soil isn't replaced with water resistant pavement; and developing new civic infrastructures to protect the environmental health of the water we depend on to live.