[Wednesday, September 7, 2011, AMHERST, MA.] On Saturday, September 10, all-news WNNZ will begin airing Radiolab, from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Soundwaves time slot. Radiolab, produced by WNYC in New York, is public radio's cult sensation about science, wonder and discovery. It fits nicely into the station's Saturday line up which already features several popular programs that give voice to the storytellers, raconteurs and chroniclers around the country and around the world. All-news WNNZ can be heard at AM 640, and 91.7 FM in Franklin County.
TOPIC: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joins host Fred Bever live at the Peggy & David Starr Studios in Downtown Springfield, MA. They will take listener calls.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2011, AMHERST, MA.] New England Public Radio closed out its fiscal year on June 30 with a balanced budget. Listeners contributed a record-breaking $1,756,730 in support of the station – $6,700 over the $1.75MM projected goal for individual contributions. This represents the first increase in individual contributions in three years.
[Tuesday, July 5, 2011, AMHERST, MA.] This summer, New England Public Radio continues its tradition of carrying live concerts from Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The broadcasts will air Sunday afternoons from 2-5PM, from July 10 through August 28 on 88.5FM and throughout the Berkshires on WFCR's five translator stations: 101.1FM (Adams/North Adams), 98.7FM (Great Barrington), 98.3FM (Lee), 106.1FM (Pittsfield/Lenox), and 96.3FM (Williamstown).
TOPIC: Rebuilding After the Tornadoes
[Thursday, June 16, 2011] AMHERST, MA. New England Public Radio will make a final push to balance its budget by the end of its fiscal year which concludes on June 30, 2011. The station aims to raise $258,000 during its year-end fund drive, in order to hit a projected goal of $1,750,000 in individual contributions for the year (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011). The on-air fund drive, which begins tomorrow, will wrap on June 25.
[Tuesday, May 31, 2011] AMHERST, MA. The New England Public Radio newsroom will remember longtime reporter and local host of "Morning Edition," Bob Paquette, during "Morning Edition Extra", this Friday, June 3 between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. on 88.5FM WFCR and AM640 & 91.7FM all-news WNNZ.
[Sunday, May 29, 2011] – Amherst, MA. With great sadness, New England Public Radio announces that its long-time reporter Bob Paquette died of an apparent heart attack this weekend. Bob was the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WFCR and WNNZ for two decades.
[Thursday, May 12, 2011] – Amherst, MA. Public Radio Station 88.5FM WFCR plans many changes in its 50th year. Martin Miller, CEO and General Manager of WFCR, announced the station's plans for ex-pansion in front of a sold out crowd of 350 public radio supporters at the station's 2011 Arts & Humani-ties Awards Gala and 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Log Cabin in Holyoke last night.
[Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – Amherst, MA] Three distinguished individuals and one institution have been selected to receive the 2011 WFCR Arts & Humanities Award. The award, established to recognize those who have made a positive impact on the cultural landscape of western New England, is presented in three categories: Outstanding Individual, Outstanding Organization, and Emerging Talent.
[February 4, 2011 — Amherst, MA] During the month of February, WFCR and WNNZ – Western New England's NPR News and Music Stations will celebrate Black History Month in many of its programs, including Tell Me More, Jazz a la Mode, and Soundwaves.
[February 1, 2011 — Amherst, MA] WFCR will take on the issue of youth violence on the next Focus: Western New England, Thursday at 4:00 p.m. on 88.5FM WFCR.
[January 27, 2011 — Amherst, MA] For the second year in a row, public radio stations 88.5FM WFCR and 640AM / 91.7FM WNNZ will partner with the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to raise awareness about hunger in the region and help The Food Bank distribute food across western Massachusetts.
[January 4, 2011–Amherst, MA] Officials at public radio stations WFCR and WNNZ announce today the addition of several new programs to both the 88.5FM WFCR and 640AM / 91.7FM WNNZ weekend lineups. The program changes, which will go into effect Saturday, January 8, will add to the music programming on WFCR and expand the variety of news and entertainment programs offered on WNNZ.