Press Releases

New Program Director and Sunday Classical Music Host Join NEPR

New England Public Radio is pleased to announce two new hires for the station. John Voci, who has until recently served as Interim Executive Director for Programing and Content has been hired to fill that position permanently. Cheryl Willoughby will join the music staff as the host of Sunday Classical from 10 am – 3 pm on WFCR.

The Takeaway Comes to the NEPR News Network

Beginning Monday, August 4th, New England Public Radio will air The Takeaway with John Hockenberry from 11:00-noon on the NEPR News Network. The Takeaway will replace Tell Me More which has been cancelled by NPR. Tell Me More’s last show will be Friday, August 1.

Partnership Sends 52,500 Meals, and 2,000 Gallons of Gas to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Today New England Public Radio, along with its partners, The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts celebrated the successful culmination of its Feed Your Radio, Feed a Family campaign with a gathering at O’Connell’s Convenience Plus in Hadley, MA, where one of the Food Bank’s trucks was “gassed up” by Dean Cycon of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee and James Sobon, of O’Connell’s Convenience Plus, who also participated in the campaign by donating 2,000 gallons of gas to the Food Bank as a special challenge.

NEPR’s Feed Your Radio, Feed a Family Campaign Underway

New England Public Radio launched its Feed Your Radio, Feed a Family fundraising campaign on Saturday and is happy to report that over 800 listeners have joined in the effort to date. Feed Your Radio, Feed a Family is a special partnership between New England Public Radio, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to raise awareness about hunger in the region and help The Food Bank distribute food across western Massachusetts.

NEPR Hires John Nowacki for Classical Music Host Position

After an extensive national search, New England Public Radio is pleased to announce that John Nowacki has been hired as the station’s morning Classical Music host, replacing longtime host and music director John Montanari who retired in December.