At the beginning of the year, WHRV 89.5 FM announced some exciting program changes for 2017. Some new shows have recently debuted, and we welcomed back a familiar favorite. Check out the highlights below.


Backstory with the American History Guys – Now a Podcast!
Late last year the producers of Backstory let stations know that they would no longer produce a weekly broadcast program, and were instead moving towards a digital podcast in January 2017. While we were disappointed to hear the news, we understood the move and are pleased that they will continue to produce occasional broadcast specials as well as short form content that can be dropped into the schedule from time to time. The podcast can be heard on their website and via iTunes at

The Thistle & Shamrock Returns
As the famous saying goes, “When one door closes, another door opens.” With the discontinuation of Backstory, we were thrilled to bring back The Thistle & Shamrock, one of the most requested programs since it left the schedule in late 2007.

Thistle & Shamrock is your weekly bridge between the established architects of Celtic roots music and the rising generation of musicians. Host Fiona Ritchie is fascinated by the place where this music meets the world, so you can expect to hear her investigate its influences in World and contemporary music too. Beyond that, have no expectations in particular. Just wait and see where the music takes you.

So are you ready to step into the heart of ancient Celtic tradition? Then tune in Sunday evenings at 6 on WHRV 89.5 FM. We're expecting you!

Art of Song – Moving on Up!
Art of the Song has moved from Fridays, to Sunday evenings at 11. The program known as the virtual coffee house, features music and discussion with today’s singer songwriters. Hosts John Dillon & Vivian Nesbitt are heard on over 150 public and community stations and take pride in inspiring creativity in their listening audiences. Art of the Song is supported by The Standing “o” Project. Listen to past episodes.

1A Debuts
In addition, 1A with Joshua Johnson began on January 2. Designed to succeed the iconic The Diane Rehm Show, and maintain the core values that made Diane’s show treasured by millions, 1A will provide deep conversation about the thorniest issues of our times delivered with insight, intimacy, and personality. Listen to past episodes.

Tune in for these shows and more on 89.5 FM, or you can always listen online or through our app.