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Saturdays at 8:00am

"Plant Talk" is a live, interactive, hour-long radio gardening show. Hosted by "The Ohio Nurseryman," Fred Hower has over 50 years of experience as a horticultural consultant, certified arborist, and landscape designer. Fred is a walking encyclopedia of horticulture information, and he answers listeners' questions in a friendly and entertaining way. The show is not only educational...it’s fun! You can ask Fred a question by calling 1-866-PLANT-TALK or by sending him a message at fred@planttalkradio.com. Then, listen each Saturday at 8:00am for Fred's answers on Plant Talk!

  Saturdays at 1:00pm and Sundays at 9:00pm

Casey Kasem was one of the most recognizable voices in radio and television. Millions of fans around the world still find his name synonymous with musical countdowns. On the air for over 50 years, Casey founded the radio staple American Top 40, which continues to be the most relevant source for pop music hits. To this day, there is no better way to experience classic hits than with Casey and the Classic American Top 40 Countdown. Join us every Saturday afternoon or Sunday evening for Casey Kasem's American Top 40: the '80s. Re-live this fabulous decade with these full four-hour classic American Top 40 shows ranging from 1980-1989.

Sundays at 9:00am

Every Sunday morning, WJER listeners are treated to the smooth jazz sounds of The Dave Koz Radio Show. Dave welcomes guests like George Benson, Kenny G, Rick Braun, Keiko Matsui, and James Ingram – a lineup that gets music fans excited each week. In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine Grammy® nominations, had nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world, been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and hosted the weekly two-hour internationally syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show continuously for more than 20 years.

  Sundays at 6:00pm


Written and hosted by Radio Hall-of-Famer Dick Bartley, this weekly four-hour countdown is devoted to the classic hits of rock, pop, and soul from the late '60s to the early '80s. Presented in a fast-paced, top-20 style, Dick Bartley's Classic Hits features exclusive interview comments from the musicians, songwriters, and producers who made the music. It also includes entertaining news, movie, sports, and TV drop-ins. Tune in to WJER every Sunday evening to count down the hits with Dick Bartley!

Outdoor Rundown with Jim Duggan

Fridays during the 5:00pm news and Saturdays and Sundays at 6:15am

WJER and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District present “Outdoor Rundown” – a five-minute outdoor and wildlife program heard three times a week on WJER. Retired ODNR Wildlife Investigator Jim Duggan is your guide to the “wild side” of Tuscarawas County. Whether you fish, hunt, explore, or just like being outdoors, you’ll learn about the many recreational opportunities the Tuscarawas Valley has to offer. It’s information you can use to make the most of the great outdoors, and it’s brought to you on WJER by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Email your outdoor questions to wjer@wjer.com, and your question or idea might be featured on an upcoming program!