New England Public Radio to Broadcast MA U.S. Senate Debate Live from Springfield, Mass. on October 10
The two candidates in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, will debate at Springfield Symphony Hall tomorrow evening from 7-8 p.m. New England Public Radio will broadcast the debate live on 88.5FM WFCR, as part of the station's extensive regional and national election coverage.
The Massachusetts Senate race is one of the highest profile contests in the country in this election cycle and its outcome could have a huge influence on whether Republicans or Democrats control the U.S. Senate beginning next January.
The debate will be moderated by Jim Madigan of WGBY-Public Television for Western New England, and is sponsored by the Springfield 2012 U.S. Senate Debate Consortium and coordinated by the Springfield Public Forum. The consortium includes MassLive.com; New England Cable News; New England Public Radio; Springfield Public Forum; The Daily Hampshire Gazette; The Republican; Valley Press Club; WGBY: Public Television for Western New England; WGGB-TV, ABC 40 and Fox 6; WSHM-TV CBS 3; WWLP-TV, NBC 22; University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Western New England University.
New England Public Radio will also air all each of the remaining U.S. Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates beginning at 9 p.m. on 88.5FM WFCR. Broadcasts will include analysis from NPR reporters and guests following each debate.
October 11 at 9 p.m.: Vice Presidential Debate
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan debate from Danville, KY. Moderated by Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
October 16 at 9 p.m.: Presidential Debate 2
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger, Mitt Romney debate from Hofstra University, Hempstead NY. Moderated by Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN
October 22 at 9 p.m.: Presidential Debate 3
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger, Mitt Romney debate from Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. Moderated by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News
The station offers extensive regional and national election coverage daily during Morning Edition (5-9 a.m. on WFCR, 7-9 a.m. on WNNZ), All Things Considered (4 - 6:30 p.m. on WFCR and WNNZ) and Marketplace (6:30-7 p.m. on WFCR and WNNZ). Other public radio programs, including On Point (9-10 a.m.), Tell Me More (11 a.m. - noon) and Talk of the Nation (2-3 p.m.) are also covering the national elections in depth and can be heard on all-news WNNZ, AM 640 and 91.7FM in Franklin County.
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*WFCR can also be heard in the Berkshires at the following frequencies: 101.1FM (Adams/North Adams); 98.7FM (Great Barrington); 98.3FM (Lee); 106.1FM (Pittsfield); and 96.3FM (Williamstown).