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KPCC tweaks the lineup

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The Pasadena City College FM station (89.3) has finally decided where the new Los Angeles-produced NPR-Slate show Day to Day fits in. Starting Monday, the show hosted by Alex Chadwick airs on KPCC from 9 to 10 a.m. weekdays. Larry Mantle's Airtalk moves to 10 a.m. and keeps his two hours of talk and interviews. Kitty Felde's Talk of the City is cut to an hour and moves to 2 p.m. Between the two local talk shows, at noon KPCC adds The World, which rival KCRW used to run at that hour before bumping it to make way for Chadwick. Fresh Air with Terry Gross will run at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Marketplace with new host David Brown is pushed back to 3 p.m., All Things Considered to 3:30.

The biggest loser, in a way, is the NPR show Talk of the Nation hosted by Neal Conan. It has run in the middle of the day, but now moves to 9 p.m. on a tape delay, which means that L.A. listeners won't be able to call in. It could be argued another loser is KCRW (89.9). Of the programs that both NPR stations use, all but "Marketplace" will go on the air earlier in the day on KPCC. It's also the only local station to carry "Fresh Air," the longtime program out of Philadelphia that KCRW recently dropped from its lineup.

In other radio news...LARadio.com reports that KRLA (870) is adding another conservative talker, Laura Ingraham. She is syndicated out of New York and will replace local host Mark Larson in morning drive time, beginning Monday.

Updated 11:50 a.m.


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