Station Announcements

Sueann's Farewell
6:51 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Sueann Ramella Steps Away From The Morning Edition Chair

Sueann Ramella with her daughter Coco and son Ari.
Credit Sueann Ramella

Before you read this, Sueann wants you to listen to this:

That's how she wants to be remembered. Rapping awkwardly and hitting her head against the mic.

But here's how we'll remember her.

After almost 15 years on the air, Sueann Ramella is stepping away from the mic - temporarily, to spend more time with her young family. While you won't be hearing her, you will still be able to enjoy her subtle style and mischievous wit as she continues to help guide our social media platforms.

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Car Talk
1:05 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Credit Richard Howard

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.” • • • Tom Magliozzi was born June 28, 1937, in an East Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhood filled with other Italian immigrant families. It was there that he and his younger brother Ray picked up the uniquely Boston-Italian style of expressing affection through friendly insults and teasing.

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Solar Outage
12:30 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Fall Solar Outages May Affect Radio Signals

Credit Image by Reed Michaelsen / Northwest Public Radio

Solar outage time is here again. This occurs twice a year, when the sun moves directly into the line of sight between an earth station and a satellite. When this happens, a station downlink is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite. So you may hear your radio signal becoming fuzzy, you might hear static, or the signal may go completely silent.  This fall, the interruptions are most likely between October 9-12, at about 11:13  AM each day. You won’t have to do anything.

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Super Thursday
12:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

The Pledge Map

We have received pledges from listeners and supporters in the cities pinned on the map below. If you don't see your hometown, make your mark by pledging now!

View NWPR Super Thursday Pledge Map in a full screen map

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Super Thursday 2014
11:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Thank You!

Thank you to the more than 2,200 listeners who generously became sustaining members, new members or renewed pledges. If you didn't get a chance to pledge yet,  there's still time. Pledge here.

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Super Thursday
5:34 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Super Thursday Success!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PLEDGE! Twelve and a half  hours – that’s all the time it took to reach the Super Thursday goal of 2,000 pledges!

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Super Thursday
12:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Check Out The Super Thursday Pledge Map

We're receiving Super Thursday pledges from all across the Northwest, and beyond! We made a map to show you where our pledges are coming from. 

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Upcoming Event
2:01 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

"From the Top" Live in Tacoma Thursday, April 24

On Thursday, April 24 at 7:30, join Northwest Public Radio at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma, for a live taping of From the Top! Get your tickets now.

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KNWR Low Power
10:53 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Wenatchee, Chelan Signals Experiencing Problems

The transmitter serving Wenatchee and Ellensburg on 90.7 is running at low power and the signal is very weak. As it serves as the audio source of KHNW 88.3 in Chelan/Waterville/Manson, that signal is also compromised.

Engineers are unable to access KNWR to investigate and fix this problem, because the road tothe transmitter site is impassable due to deep snow and ice. They're keeping a close eye on temperatures, and as soon as warmer temperatures allow access, they are ready to take the snow cat up the mountain.

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Station Announcements
10:48 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Super Thursday Is Here

As soon as we reach the goal of  2,000 pledges, we'll end the fund drive.  Just ZERO more and this drive will be OVER! Thank YOU.

 Your pledge now will take this drive one step closer to ending early.

Thank you for listening to Northwest Public Radio, and for your generous support!

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