Jackfert to Host Classical Hour, "Jazz After Hours" to Return to WVPB


West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is pleased to announce changes in its radio program line-up, featuring new voices and returning favorites.

Composer and announcer Matt Jackfert will host a new classical music show Monday through Thursday from 2 – 3 p.m. on WVPB.


He joins our other classical hosts: West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Famer Frank Stowers, and Peter Van de Graaff, a professional singer who has performed with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world.


Long-time host Jim Lange stepped down last month for personal reasons, but he continues to produce his ever-popular Eclectopia, heard twice weekly on WVPB.


Beginning October 1, Jazz After Hours will air 1 a.m. – 5 lieu of Mountain Stage After Midnight on weekends. Jeff Hanley is the new host of Jazz After Hours, since Jim Wilke retired last year.


At 5 a.m. on the weekends, the BBC World Service will replace Bob Edwards Weekend, which is no longer being produced.


Effective September 8, the WVPB mid-day schedule will be as follows: 


9 – 10 a.m. / BBC Newshour

10 a.m. – Noon / Performance Today

Noon – 3 p.m. / Classical Music * 


(* Mon. – Thurs.: Matt Jackfert & Peter Van de Graaff; Fri: Frank Stowers)


For more details on the WVPB radio schedule:


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