Station Announcements

Submit your question now for  Washington Governor Jay Inslee, then listen to him discuss pressing issues facing the state in the next broadcast of Ask The Governor, Tuesday November 10, 7-8 PM on the NPR and Classical music service, and the NPR News service.

This will also air on KTNW Ch 31 (Tri-Cities) and KWSU Ch 10 (Pullman-Moscow).

Thanks so much to the 2103 listener-supporters who pledged and raised more than $251,000 to support Northwest Public Radio and make this pledge drive a big success! You are such an important part of everything we do.

Exciting new programs are coming your way! You'll also have extra opportunities to hear some of our most popular weekend programs.

Summer 2015 Program Schedules:

NPR and Classical music service 

NPR News service

New programs: 

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Art Blum / 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 spring, the interruptions are most likely between February 28 - March 4, at about 10:38 AM each day.

Daniel Horowitz / NPR

Northwest Public Radio is proud to present Invisbilia, our newest show from NPR. Invisbilia, hosted by Lulu Miller and Alex Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, journeys deep into the human psyche, looking at our hopes, fears, and the science that shapes them. It takes cutting-edge research and turns it into human stories - stories about the most fundamental human thoughts and feelings.

Sueann Ramella Steps Away From The Morning Edition Chair

Nov 26, 2014
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.

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Nov 4, 2014
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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