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BBC Newshour to Air on 90.5 WESA Starting August 17th


90.5 WESA will air the BBC Newshour Monday through Friday at 9am starting August 17th. With the world's unrelenting 24-hour news cycle, Newshour is the program that cuts through the background noise and provides definitive reports on the big stories of the day.  Newshour will present an all-encompassing explanation of the day's lead story, compelling reports from the BBC's team of correspondents and probing interviews with the newsmakers at the heart of every story.

Credit American Public Media
Regular BBC Newshour host Razia Iqbal

The main host, Razia Iqbal, is an anchor for BBC World Service's flagship current affairs show Newshour, which is broadcast globally on the network.

She joined BBC World Service in 1989 and during this period was deployed to cover news stories in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and within the UK, covering British politics and domestic affairs. Her experience has included both working as a reporter and as a producer and editor for in the newsroom.

"I'm very excited to bring more global reporting to Pittsburgh, " said WESA Director of Content & Programming, Tammy Terwelp. "Newshour offers a unique perspective on world events but it is also a different lens through which to view American events."

The BBC Newshour debuts on 90.5fm and Monday, August 17th at 9am and will air at 9am Monday through Friday.