Station Announcements

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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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.

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. 

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.

 

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.

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