WYPL Radio Programs


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Beale Street Caravan
For more than 20 years, BSC has been capturing and exporting the sounds of Memphis and the Delta region. It is our mission to celebrate the culture of our region by sharing our music with the world.  Beale Street Caravan Website and Podcasts.

  • Sundays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Book Talk
Author interview program. Listen to podcasts at the Book Talk blog.

  • 12:30 – 1:00 PM, Mon-Fri
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM & 6:30 – 7:00 PM, Sat
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM, Sun

Books on the Air
Book selections are read on the air. Visit the WYPL Books & More blog to find out the current reading selections:

  • African-American Lives & Literature: Sundays, 1:00 AM and 2:00 PM (2 hours)
  • Best-Sellers: Monday-Friday, 2:00 AM and 4:00 PM (1 hour)
  • Biography: Monday – Friday, 1:00 AM and 3:00 PM (1 hour)
  • Classics: Saturdays, 1:00 AM and 2:00 PM (2 hours)
  • Mystery and True Crime: Monday – Friday, 12:00 Midnight and 2:00 PM (1 hour)
  • Self Help: Sundays, 4:00 PM (2 hours)
  • Southern Authors: Saturdays, 4:00 PM (2 hours)

Eye on Vision
Show for those with Visual Impairment. Find out more and listen to podcasts of shows at the Eye on Vision blog.

  • Saturday, 7:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Sundays, 1:00 – 1:30 PM

The Funky Politics
The Funky Politics is a weekly confrontation about politics, policy and popular culture. It creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs.  Funky Politics Website and Podcasts.

  • Saturdays, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Memphis Music Collection
Listen to Memphis Music selections. (4 hours)

  • The Memphis ’60’s: Mondays, 8:00 PM; Tuesdays, 3:00 AM
  • The Memphis ’70’s: Tuesdays, 8:00 PM; Wednesdays, 3:00 AM
  • Memphis Gospel Music: Wednesdays, 8:00 PM; Thursdays, 3:00 AM
  • Stax and Hi (Soul) Music: Thursdays, 8:00 PM; Fridays, 3:00 AM
  • Sun Studios: Fridays, 8:00 PM; Saturdays, 3:00 AM
  • Current Memphis Music: Saturdays, 8:00 PM; Sundays 3:00 AM
  • The Memphis Blues: Sundays, 8:00 PM; Mondays, 3:00 AM

News & Magazines
Listen to newspapers and magazines read on the air, or listen to radio broadcasts of news programs:

  • Action News 5
    Mon-Fri: 12:00 Noon – 12:30 PM; 5:00 – 5:30 PM & 6:00 – 6:30 PM
  • BBC News
    Mon-Sun: 6:00 – 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
    Mon-Fri: 6:30 – 7:00 PM
  • The Commercial Appeal
    Mon-Fri: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
    Sat-Sun: 8:00 – 10:30 AM
  • NBC Nightly News
    Mon-Fri: 5:30 – 6:00 PM, Mon-Fri
  • USA Today
    Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Also:

  • Business Week: Tue, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Harpers: Wed, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Memphis Business Journal: Sun, 10:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Memphis Flyer: Fri, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
  • New Yorker: Wed, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Newsweek: Fri, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • People Magazine: Mon, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Readers Digest: Tue, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Southern Living: Thu, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Sports Illustrated: Thu, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Time Magazine: Mon, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Tri-State Defender: Sat, 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Tech Nation
Tech Nation is a weekly public radio program, hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn. Founded in 1993, it has grown from a simple interview show to a multi-faceted production, featuring conversations with noted technology and science leaders, and a weekly science and technology-related commentary.  (Tech Nation Website with Podcasts)

  • Sundays, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

Radio host Mitch McCracken interviews local Memphis musicians and plays their tunes.

  • Sundays at 6:00 PM
  • Friday nights/Saturday mornings at 12:00 Midnight.

The Media Project
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union’s Rex Smith, WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.  The Media Project Website and Podcasts.

  • Saturdays, 7:30 – 8:00 PM

You Bet Your Garden
An hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” You Bet Your Garden is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide.  (You Bet Your Garden Website with Podcasts)

  • Saturdays, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM