WESA General Manager John Sutton announced today that The Confluence, which airs Fridays at noon, is going on hiatus for the remainder of the summer. The program will return Monday, August 27th at 9 a.m. as a daily one-hour news and discussion show. WESA’s Kevin Gavin will continue to host The Confluence. WESA’s Megan Harris and Kiley Koscinski will produce the program.
The new daily version of the program will expand on The Confluence’s mission to provide context for the region’s most important news. The current format features journalists in a roundtable discussion of top news stories. The new format will add more reporting from the WESA newsroom and feature in-depth, one-on-one interviews with community leaders, academics and experts, activists, and interesting personalities about current events, politics, business, economics, science, health, technology, the environment, arts, culture, sports, and food.
“Our goal is to create more space to hear more voices on topics of current interest and importance to people in Southwestern Pennsylvania.,” Sutton said.
NPR’s Morning Edition will end at 9am to make room for the new program, which will be followed by 1A with Joshua Johnson. The daily newsmagazine The Takeaway will expand to five days per week at noon, to fill the slot vacated by The Confluence.