Thursday, February 10, 2011

88.1 FM WESU to Broadcast Al Jazeera English from Pacifica as part of Spring Program schedule.

WESU 88.1FM, is proud to announce that we will begin broadcasting Al Jazeera English, on Monday February 14th as part of our Spring Program schedule. Al Jazeera English is a daily 60 minute award winning world headline radio news magazine recently made available to WESU through our affiliation with the Pacifica Radio Network. WESU will broadcast Al Jazeera English weekdays at 11 am right before Democracy Now.

WESU is committed to offering listeners an array of perspectives that are underrepresented or difficult to find elsewhere on the airwaves. WESU anticipates that carrying Al Jazeera English will spark some mixed responses from listeners and other media outlets and encourages anyone with serious concerns about the newscast to listen to it before passing final judgment.

Al Jazeera English has received numerous international awards for news coverage and WESU is pleased to include it as a complement to their diverse mix of public news and Public affairs programming from NPR, Pacifica, and other independent and local sources. Al Jazeera English nominations and awards include: The International Emmy Awards, the London-based Foreign Press Association, YouTube, The Association of International Broadcasters, Amnesty International, Britain's Royal Television Society, and the Monte Carlo Film Festival. For more information on Al Jazeera English visit

The mission of the Pacifica Radio Network, is to promote peace and justice through communication between all races, nationalities and cultures. Pacifica takes pride in bringing voices to the airwaves that normally may get shut out, and in providing news from under-reported areas. In this time of globalized change, it is particularly important to hear and understand divergent viewpoints from around the world. To learn more about Pacifica visit

WESU’s spring schedule also features many long standing music and public affairs programs in addition to a few new student and community volunteer programs. WESU's spring schedule can be found online at and a print program guide will be distributed to our financial supporters and select locations around the area in the coming weeks.

Tune in for "Al Jazeera English", weekdays from 11 to noon, here at 88.1 WESU Middletown.

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