|Lydon (Boston Globe)|
Twelve years after parting company with WBUR-FM after a rancorous contract dispute, Christopher Lydon — former host of “The Connection,” a daily talk show that once aired on 75 National Public Radio affiliates — is returning to the station, according to bostom.com.
Starting in January, Lydon, 73, will host an hourlong program titled “Open Source with Christopher Lydon,” to be broadcast live on WBUR 90.9 FM every Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m. Joining Lydon is his longtime producer, Mary McGrath.
Under the arrangement, finalized roughly six weeks ago, Lydon and McGrath will continue to produce their own podcasts, links to which will be posted on the radio station’s website. WBUR will rebroadcast “Open Source” on weekends, at a time to be determined. It will replace “The Moth Radio Hour,” which moves to Fridays at 9 p.m.