Press Releases

WFCR Spring Fund Drive a Success

Amherst, MA – 25 March 2008 – Reeling from unexpected budget cuts from the Federal government and equally unanticipated increases in state-mandated expenditures, officials at regional public radio station WFCR–NPR news and music for western New England–went straight to their ever-growing listenership and met with remarkable results.

WFCR Returns to Santa FE

March 6, 2008 Amherst, Massachusetts – 88.5FM WFCR, NPR News and Music for Western
New England, and 640AM WNNZ, WFCR’s AM Broadcast Station will offer its third tour to the
Santa Fe Opera and surrounding parts of New Mexico, as part of its travel program on August 10-
14, 2008. The tour, produced for WFCR by Ellen Gill, CTC and Tours of Distinction in East
Windsor, CT, will be hosted by WFCR Music Host John Montanari.

WFCR to Broadcast Historic Concert

88.5FM WFCR, NPR News and Music for Western New England, will broadcast the New York Philharmonic's groundbreaking February 26 concert in Pyongyang, North Korea.

WFCR Grows to Record Level

FEBRUARY 08, 2008 – Amherst, MA – 88.5FM WFCR, NPR News and Music for Western New England, announced today that the number of people listening to the station is at an all-time record high. The station reaches an average of 187,500 people a week, according to data from Arbitron in the two-year cycle of surveys ending in 2007. That's an increase of 7.8% over the level of one year ago. Arbitron surveys listening to all radio stations, and recently released the final figures for 2007.

WFCR and WNNZ Super Tuesday Coverage

January 30, 2008, Amherst, Massachusetts – 88.5 FM WFCR, NPR News and Music for Western New England, is pleased to announce that it will be carrying exciting new, live, interactive coverage for Super Tuesday, February 5th, 2008. WFCR's coverage begins in New York, one of the Super Tuesday states, with WNYC host Brian Lehrer. He will be joined by a well-known national public radio voice, John Hockenberry, who is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist.

640AM WNNZ’S Program Changes

[January 17, 2008 - Amherst, MA] 88.5FM WFCR, NPR New and Music for Western New England, announces the addition of two new programs to 640AM WNNZ's weekend schedule, as well as some new times for several established programs, beginning February 2nd.