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September 30, 2013

Purdue's WBAA adds 'Science Friday' to AM 920 lineup

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — WBAA 920 AM, Public Radio from Purdue, will begin airing "Science Friday" from 2-3 p.m. on Fridays beginning Oct. 4.

"Science Friday," also known as SciFri, was started in 1991 by veteran science journalist Ira Flatow. It includes award-winning digital videos and original Web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars.

" 'Science Friday' has been one of the programs most requested by WBAA listeners," said Greg Kostraba, program director and interim station manager of WBAA. "Each week on the program, panels of experts, including Purdue professors, discuss science topics in the news. With Purdue’s obvious strengths in the STEM disciplines and in line with President (Mitch) Daniels’ campus initiatives, it makes sense for the university's public radio station to carry "Science Friday," and we are thrilled to add it to our lineup."

WBAA 920 AM, Indiana's longest continuously operating radio station, is a National Public Radio 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. 

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