Programs A-Z

  • If you showed up on July 6, 1974, at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul and plunked down your $1 admission (50 cents for kids) to attend the very first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, you were in...

  • "A Way with Words" is a weekly, hour-long, national, caller-based program about language. Author Martha Barnette and lexicographer Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, linguistic heirlooms, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects...

  • Jay Moore highlights Abilene's history "in plain sight" in this weekly audio segment. As a native Abilenian and history teacher at Abilene High School, this series explores the history of Abilene, Texas, by focusing on reminders of the past we...

  • Danny Sims hosts conversations with people who make Abilene a great place to live.

  • All That Jazz debuted on the air in 1986 when KACU became a public broadcasting station, and was produced weekly for nearly 30 years. The show is hosted and produced by Dr. Cone Johnson (Nov. 20, 1926 - Jan. 21, 2015), better known as "Dr. Jazz...

  • On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations.

    In the 40 years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length of the...

  • NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Ask Me Another's entertaining melange of brainteasers and fun is a descendant of Weekend Edition...

  • Produced by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, BEALE STREET CARAVAN features blues performances recorded at festivals and clubs, as well as interviews of various blues musicians by well-known blues personalities. This one-hour program is...

  • Unlike any other show, this is the Blues Heritage showcase. This Chicago-based, nationally syndicated public radio program explores, preserves, and popularizes the various eras and genre of Blues Heritage.

  • America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

  • Hailed as the number one US Orchestra in the world by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra produces live recorded weekly shows from the concerts from Symphony Center in Chicago, Illinois, under the...

  • We seek to improve the quality of life of many through musical expression. Music has the power to inspire, lift the spirit, ease suffering, and heal the listener. The classical guitar and its ancient musical ancestors are uniquely qualified in...

  • Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of...

  • Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to KACU. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the...

  • Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio...

  • For the past decade, From the Top has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians. Through award-winning NPR and PBS programs, online media, a national tour of live events, and education programs, From the Top shares the...

  • HEARTS of SPACE grew out of former architect Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, ambient and contemplative music. Beginning in 1973, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program on KPFA-FM in the San Francisco Bay area. What began...

  • A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news...

  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as on of the leading performing arts institutions since it’s founding in 1919.  Known as one of the world’s outstand orchestras, each program will present far more than a regular symphony concert....

  • Marketplace Weekend gives the week's business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what...

  • Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning...

  • Night Sounds began on KACU in the early 1990s by host and producer, Kyle McAlister.  Covering a variety of styles, Night Sounds features ambient, contemporary and New Age music .  Each week, McAlister takes listeners on a voyage through music...

  • On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into...

  • There’s the sports world and there’s the rest of the world; NPR® brings them together on Only A Game.

    An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield,...

  • Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program, with more than 1.3 million weekly listeners on more than 260 stations around the country.

    Performance Today features timely recordings that can't be heard...

  • Hosted by KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures, now heard internationally on more than...

  • Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 450 NPR stations.

  • Performances from San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

  • Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos, George...

  • Tech Nation is a Public Radio weekly program focusing on the impact of technology, science, the media and Internet.

  • An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and...

  • The Appetizer Radio Show began as a project in 2003 while host D. Grant Smith was studying in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at Abilene Christian University and working as a student announcer at KACU. The program covers styles...

  • The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2009–10 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists,...

  • Joe and Terry Graedon have become two of the nation's leading health care authorities. With backgrounds in pharmacology, nutrition, and medical anthropology, the Graedons have joined forces to explore the most interesting, compelling, and...

  • Dr. Don Frazier, history professor at McMurry University, shares insights into Texas history in an audio series called, "The Texasphile."

  • "Travel with Rick Steves" is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world...

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's...

  • Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The...

  • Conceived as a cross between a Sunday newspaper and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles KuraltWeekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and...