NWPR Adds Second Radio Program Service

PULLMAN, Wash. — Northwest Public Radio, the radio service of Washington State University, has added a second program service in the Ellensburg area.

The service provides Ellensburg with Northwest Public Radio’s NPR News service. It can be heard at 89.9 FM. This new service does not affect the programming on KNWR (90.7), which continues to provide Northwest Public Radio’s NPR and Classical Music service.

While some of the programming on the new service duplicates what is heard on KNWR, the majority of it is different. Among the new programs the service is bringing to Ellensburg are the following:

”Talk of the Nation”: Neal Conan leads an exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to education, religion, music and health care, the program offers enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors and artists from around the world.

”The Diane Rehm Show”: The program has been described by Newsweek as one of the most interesting talk shows in the country. Listeners and peers regularly praise her intelligent and probing but unfailingly civil manner.

”The BBC World Service”: For more than 60 years, the BBC has been the global voice of record. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters, and producers to rival the BBC.

”Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?”: The two-hour comedy/quiz/interview show is dynamic, varied and entertaining, state critics. Host and quizmaster Michael Feldman invites contestants to answer questions drawn from his seemingly limitless store of insignificant information. Callers and audience members compete for “useless prizes,” including pink flamingo lawn ornaments.

”Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me”: It’s a fast-paced and irreverent look at the news of the world and the weird. The program goes over the week that was to question panelists and entertain listeners on the stories Bob Edwards and Linda Wertheimer don’t always have time to cover. Legendary NPR newscaster Carl Kasell serves as the official judge and scorekeeper.

”Sound Money”: Host Debra Baer and economics editor Chris Farrell invite listeners to get clear answers to their questions on everything from investment opportunities to debt and asset management. In the process, listeners get the information they need to become wise consumers and sensible money managers.

”The Savvy Traveler”: Each week, Diana Nyad provides colorful stories, insightful tips, and practical recommendations, all designed to make traveling easier, more fun, and more economical.

The full schedule can be viewed on Northwest Public Radio’s Web site (www.nwpr.org).