New England Public Radio is proud to announce that Coleman Casey and Keisha Greene have joined the New England Public Radio Foundation as directors of the board. Lisa Piehler has joined as an advisor. Angelika Melien and Michael Yaffe have been named first and second Vice President respectively, and Robert Feldman has been named Clerk.
This month marks a milestone for New England Public Radio’s CEO and General Manager, Martin Miller, as he celebrates 20 years at the helm of the region’s premiere public radio station.
New England Public Radio is thrilled to partner with Live Art Magazine on its third issue, which comes to Northampton’s Academy of Music Theatre on Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m..
Listeners in Hampshire County will soon be able to hear the NEPR News Network on the FM dial thanks to a partnership between New England Public Radio and Amherst College. Beginning Monday, September 21, the station will broadcast New England Public Radio’s NEPR News Network on Amherst College’s WAMH 89.3FM from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, unless otherwise specified in the schedule. Amherst College students will continue to program the station at all other hours with its eclectic mix. The NEPR News Network will also air on WAMH at all times when there are no student programs being broadcast – making 89.3FM a 24-7 broadcast station for the first time in its history.
New England Public Radio has hired reporter Adam Frenier to staff its new Berkshire bureau in downtown Pittsfield. The bureau is a partnership with Berkshire Community College and is located in the college’s office space at the Central Station Business Resource Center at 66 Allen Street in Pittsfield.
On Saturday, July 25, New England Public Radio will air the first of two pilot episodes of In Contrast with Ilan Stavans, a one-hour program, with a focus on cultural life in New England. The show will air at noon on The NEPR News Network, AM 640, 91.7 FM (Franklin County), 89.5 FM (Southern Berkshire County) 98.9 FM (Northern Berkshire County), and at NEPR.net. It will also be available as a podcast.
The Short List: NEPR’s week in review, a new segment in New England Public Radio’s All Things Considered, brings reporters and editors from around the region to the mic every Friday afternoon for a look at the news of the week. The Short List is hosted by veteran reporter and the local host of All Things Considered, Susan Kaplan, and features a rotating roster of reporters, columnists and editors from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Springfield Republican, El Sol Latino, and The Greenfield Recorder among others.
The summer tradition continues! New England Public Radio is proud to feature live concerts from Tanglewood every Sunday afternoon through August 16 on 88.5FM WFCR. The broadcast season begins Sunday, July 5, at 2:00 p.m. with the Boston Pops Orchestra featuring special guest, Bernadette Peters. All subsequent broadcasts begin at 2:30 p.m..
New England Public Radio reporter and Morning Edition host, Henry Epp, picked up a PRNDI Award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., an independent organization of public radio news directors. The 2014 Awards were announced June 27, at the organization’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City.
New England Public Radio reporter Karen Brown picked up a Miller Audio Award from the Missouri Review for her radio documentary, “Lance and Nina: A Story of Addiction and Redemption.” Brown told the emotional story of then 24 year old Lance Rice who was on a path to becoming another statistic in the heroin epidemic sweeping through rural Massachusetts until the night he robbed the house of Nina Rossi. That event set off an unlikely chain of recovery and friendship.
New England Public Radio has collected the personal stories of nearly 30 people from around the world who have made their new home in western New England. An extensive oral history project, Words in Transit: Bhutan to Springfield, Romania to Hartford, Palestine to Amherst, traverses continents and cultures to illuminate the many pathways leading to our small corner of the globe.
New England Public Radio has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for reporter Karen Brown’s radio documentary, Life After Stress: The Biology of Trauma and Resilience. The half-hour piece explores the factors that go into human resilience — a field of research that has taken off over the past decade. It’s told through a close-up story of two sisters in Massachusetts going through a tough adolescence, interspersed with scientific interviews and personal observations.
New England Public Radio will open a new bureau in Pittsfield this summer thanks to a generous gift from the Perles Family Foundation. The bureau is part of a partnership with Berkshire Community College and will be located at the college’s Intermodal Education Center in downtown Pittsfield. The $100,000 gift will fund the bureau, and a full-time Berkshire County reporter for three years.
New England Public Radio wrapped up its winter fund drive on Monday raising $241,000 from 1,686 listeners in support of the station’s programming. Through a special partnership with Friends of the Homeless, Inc., 6,000 meals were contributed to the Springfield-based non-profit thanks to a generous group of donors who contributed two meals each time a pledge was made to NEPR.
New England Public Radio has hired Pam Malumphy as Executive Director of Development and Major Gifts. She will oversee all fundraising, marketing and outreach for the station.