"More news, more often, for more people" is the objective behind Utah Public Radio's recent decision to shift more of its resources and air time to providing statewide news coverage, according to the station.
Beginning Jan. 9, UPR will air a locally-produced newscast every evening at 5:30.
"Utah is in need of a serious, dedicated radio news outlet, and we can provide that," said UPR General Manager Victor Hogstrom in a press release. "Expanding our news coverage is just one way we can better serve Utah citizens and empower our listeners to participate in the development of this great state. In light of that, we are rebranding ourselves as Utah's premier public radio news and classical music network."