Changes are coming to WHYY-FM's long-running Radio Times program, but 90.9 listeners will still get the same amount of time with host Marty Moss-Coane.
The radio show will cut down from its two-hour format to a one-hour runtime beginning Feb. 15, Moss-Coane announced on Radio Times' Facebook page Monday. The second hour of the show, currently hosted by anchor Mary Cummings-Jordan, will be replaced by 1A, a news-focused broadcast hosted by Joshua Johnson.
"I've listened since it debuted and it's going to be a great addition to our line-up," Moss-Coane wrote of the incoming program. "So lots of exciting changes at the pavilion and WHYY."
Moss-Coane will retain Radio Times hosting duties from 10 to 11 a.m. 1A will then air from 11 a.m. to noon. Cummings-Jordan will move on to mid-days at the station.
The move ends Radio Times' two-hour format, which the show has been running for more than 25 years, according to Philadelphia magazine. In August 2016, Moss-Coane cut her own hosting duties down to a single hour, with WHYY adding in Cummings-Jordan to fill the hosting gap on Radio Times.
The replacement for Radio Times' second hour, 1A, began airing on NPR affiliate WAMU in Washington in November 2016. Host Johnson previously worked with NPR on the radio series Truth Be Told, focusing on race in the United States. 1A deals with current events and is described by NPR as "news with those who make news."
Radio Times began airing in 1987. The Philadelphia-produced show features call-ins from listeners, as well as news and guests of local and national interest.