[Thursday, October 20, 2011, AMHERST, MA.] As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, New England Public Radio is proud to present a new series of public events this fall. "Words & Music: Conversations on a Theme," will feature live conversations between New England Public Radio music hosts, and well-known experts in their fields.
[Tuesday, October 18, 2011, AMHERST, MA.] New England Public Radio, WFCR and all-news WNNZ, will host Eastern Region Public Media's annual meeting next week (October 24-26) at the Sheraton Monarch Place, Springfield, MA. The annual meeting brings together public radio professionals from more than seventy stations across the eastern United States for two full days of professional development, discussion of the current issues facing public broadcasting, and peer to peer networking.
[Tuesday, August 30, 2011, AMHERST, MA.] New England Public Radio will present four concerts from the 2010-2011 classical season of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, one on each Sunday in September, beginning at noon on 88.5 FM WFCR.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kevin Rhodes will share his comments on the pieces, in conversation with WFCR's Music Director and host, John Montanari, during each broadcast.
[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.