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March 5, 2013

Purdue's WBAA adds 'TED Radio Hour' to AM 920 lineup

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — AM 920 WBAA, Public Radio from Purdue, is now presenting the "TED Radio Hour" at 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

NPR collaborated with the popular TED Talks program to create the show. The nonprofit organization TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, created TED Talks to reach a larger audience with "ideas worth spreading." TED offers free access to innovative ideas from pioneers in a variety of industries.   

The program will focus on global themes related to different TED Talks. 

"WBAA is thrilled to be able to bring some of the world's most remarkable minds to our listeners each week on the TED Radio Hour," said interim station manager Greg Kostraba. "The program, based on riveting TED Talks, presents fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create."

AM 920 WBAA, Indiana's longest continuously operating radio station, is an NPR Member Station that broadcasts news, talk, and information programming during the day and music programming at night. One can also listen via online streaming at the station's website, http://www.wbaa.org, and with a free WBAA smartphone app for iPhones, iPads, and Androids.

Writer: Morgan Stephens, 765-490-4855, morganlstephens@gmail.com

Source: Greg Kostraba, 765-494-3961, gkostrab@purdue.edu