KRCU Public Radio Is Adding "The Daily" To Our Weekly Program Lineup

Aug 26, 2019

KRCU Public Radio is proud to deliver a new radio edition of the popular podcast The Daily to our listeners. The New York Times and American Public Media collaborated earlier this year to extend the audio news report’s following of 4.5 million monthly unique listeners to a radio audience.


Starting Monday, Sept. 2, The Daily will air weekdays at 6:30 p.m. on your local airwaves at 90.9 and 88.9 FM.


Hosted by celebrated journalist Michael Barbaro, The Daily draws on the unrivaled quality and expertise of The New York Times’ global footprint of more than 1,450 journalists. It’s found massive success, becoming the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts and winning a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence. It will give public radio listeners a deep analysis of one or two of the day’s top news stories.

The Daily is a great complement to NPR's already in-depth news coverage. They really focus in on and break apart one or two of the top stories - the main headlines - of the day,” says KRCU General Manager, Dan Woods. “And, it’s as engaging as it is informative!”

In a tribute to The Daily, The New Yorker wrote: “In Barbaro’s hands—or, rather, in Barbaro’s voice—The Times becomes conversational and intimate, instead of inky and cumbersome. It’s a twenty-minute update murmured in your ear by a well-informed, sensitive, funny, modest friend—the kind of person who has as many questions as answers.” The Atlantic called Barbaro “America’s podcasting sweetheart and The Daily, the most impressive work of the year.”


About The Host

Michael Barbaro’s resume includes a tenure as national political correspondent at The New York Times, and he also has served as host of The Run-up, a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election. Prior to that, he covered New York’s City Hall and the U.S. retail industry. A Yale graduate, Barbaro joined The New York Times after reporting for The Washington Post and covering the biotechnology industry.

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