Station Announcements

Bellingham 104.7 Equipment Problem Recurs

Oct 23, 2013

A signal receiver has failed again, leaving the Bellingham translator unable to broadcast a clean feed of the NPR News service. We are working with the manufacturer to get a replacement as soon as possible, but briefly, 104.7 will air the NPR and Classical Music service instead.

We are deeply disappointed in the repeated equipment problems associated with this translator, and apologize for any inconvenience.

During this period, you can listen to the NPR News service on this page.  

Thank you to the many listeners who called or donated online.  If you did not get a chance to make your pledge, there is still time:

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Ellensburg 89.9 Translator Off Air

Sep 10, 2013

UPDATE: The NPR News service translator in Ellensburg at 89.9 FM was back on the air on Wednesday evening.

The StoryCorps oral history project is partnering with Northwest Public Radio, Yakima Valley Community Foundation and Yakima Valley Museum  to record, preserve, and share the stories of communities in the Yakima area and the Northwest. 

KZAZ is still not producing a usable HD-2 signal, so our Bellingham translator at 104.7 is still airing the NPR and Classical Music service.

Our engineers are working with the transmitter manufacturer on the problematic parts so we can 

 restore the NPR News service to 104.7 as soon as possible.

We sincerely apologize for the extended delay, and  appreciate your patience and understanding as we try to in get things back to normal in Bellingham in the next few days. 

You can listen to both program services online on this page.

New Program Schedule Begining July 1 On NPR News Service

Jun 28, 2013

Starting Monday, On Point moves to 10 AM, followed by the new two-hour broadcast of Here and Now, 

Mondays through Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM. Science Friday with Ira Flatow will remain in its regular slot.

In the evenings, All Things Considered will now continue at 6 PM, to be followed by a repeat broadcast of Marketplace. 

Pullman's 89.9 FM Translator Now On 93.3

Jun 20, 2013

The translator serving Pullman and Moscow on 89.9 FM moved to its new frequency on 93.3 FM, on Friday morning.

Broadcasting Northwest Public Radio's NPR News service 24 hours a day, 93.3 FM will have a stronger signal than 89.9.

 

KVTI Temporarily Operating At Reduced Power

May 10, 2013

The NPR and Classical Music service in the Tacoma area on  KVTI 90.9, is currently running at reduced power.


Some parts in the aging transmitter stopped working.  We are broadcasting with a lower power backup transmitter to keep the signal on the air while we obtain parts from the transmitter manufacturer.


Our engineers hope to receive the replacement parts and restore the signal to full power in about a week.
 

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, leaving at least three dead and dozens injured, the Boston Police Department reports.

The explosions happened in quick succession four hours after the beginning of the race, the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious road races in the world. At that point, the majority of 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line. Thousands, however, were still out on the course.

Bellingham Translator Briefly Off Air Tonight

Apr 4, 2013

The translator carrying our NPR News service to the Bellingham area on 104.7 FM will be off the air for about an hour beginning at 8 PM. This is to allow the owners of the site to carry out maintenance work.

During this outage, Bellingham listeners can still tune in to the NPR News service online on this page.  Another choice is to tune in to the NPR and Classical Music service at 91.7 FM, KZAZ. 

We regret any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.  

NPR Announces End of Talk Of The Nation

Mar 29, 2013

Like many of you, Northwest Public Radio learned on Friday morning that NPR will cease production of Talk Of The Nation with Neal Conan  at the end of June.  This announcement blindsided many public radio stations across the country, and leaves a significant gap in the weekday program schedule.

Thank you to all who pledged during our spring Super Thursday fund drive!

We are still slightly short of our goal, so if you meant to pledge - you still can! Pledge now!  

Meet NWPR's Thom Kokenge In Ellensburg

Feb 21, 2013

All Things Considered host Thom Kokenge spent several happy years living in Ellensburg, and is very excited to go back there to meet Northwest Public Radio listeners, on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1.

WSU Archives/NWPR

We are celebrating the 90th anniversary of Northwest Public Radio’s first station going on the air - December 10, 1922 from the campus of Washington State University.  KFAE (later changed to KWSC and then KWSU) 1250 AM is one of the oldest and largest university-owned radio stations in the United States. At the inaugural broadcast, among the stated goals of the station where: “…to provide an information and cultural service to a wide area of population”.  We are proud that 90 years later our core mission is unchanged.

For the first time, the NPR News service of Northwest Public Radio—and its standout broadcasts like NPR’s Fresh Air, the Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation—are on the airwaves of KYVT 88.5 FM in Yakima.

Through a partnership with Yakima School District and  YV-Tech,   Northwest Public Radio and  NPR’s award-winning news programming is now available on the school district's radio station KYVT 88.5 FM.   Listeners can tune in to KYVT’s 3,000-watt transmitter in Yakima as well as West Valley, Union Gap and Selah to hear more public radio programs.

Anna King & Tom Banse Win Northwest Journalism Awards

May 31, 2012
Northwest News Network

Regional reporters Anna King and Tom Banse have won top awards in the 2011 Northwest Society of Professional Journalists Awards. King and Banse report for Northwest Public Radio as part of the Northwest News Network.

Northwest Public Radio for Android™ - App Now Available

Feb 27, 2012

Good news for those listeners with Android™ phones - we have released the Northwest Public Radio for Android™ app, available now in the Market. 

Welcome to the New Home of Northwest Public Radio

Jan 26, 2012

Welcome to Northwest Public Radio! You've arrived at our entirely redesigned website, where you can easily find our regional newsprogram schedules, and brand-new community events calendar. We've also made it much easier for you to find our listen live streams (up top, over on the right, or at the bottom of every page), and to connect with us and other listeners with a new comment system.

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