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NWPR launches Super Thursday campaign

PULLMAN – Northwest Public Radio is asking listeners to pledge an entire membership campaign’s worth of funds in one day: Thursday, Oct. 22.   The goal is 2,500 pledges from listeners in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia. This will be the fourth one-day drive in Northwest Public Radio’s history.   As of 10:30 a.m., […]

Northwest Public Radio hosts “StoryCorps”

PULLMAN — StoryCorps, a national initiative to document the voices of Americans, will be in Wenatchee from June 4 through June 27 to collect conversations between residents of North Central Washington. The project is sponsored by Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort and KOHO Radio. The StoryCorps mobile StoryBooth — an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording […]

Pledge support sought; drive ends today

Photo: local “All Things Considered” host Sueann Ramella (right), Mary Hawkins, NWPR program director (left).   The intermittent chirp of ringing phones could be heard throughout Northwest Public Radio studios on the WSU Pullman campus Wednesday as NWPR’s fall pledge drive continued.   The fundraiser is expected to raise more than $240,000. It began Oct. 13 and will run […]

New NWPR station airs in Lewis County

PULLMAN– Northwest Public Radio, the public broadcasting service of Washington State University,received approval from the Federal Communications Commission for a new public radio station in Lewis County. The station’s FM signal will also serve portions of Thurston, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. The call letters of the new station will be KSWS. It will […]

Auction for public radio takes to cyberspace

WSU’s Northwest Public Radio is procuring items and services from businesses for its first-ever online auction, Feb. 3-12, to contribute to the operations of the university’s public radio service. Using the website to auction items of interest to the station’s audience was a logical extension to help with fund raising and to engage the audience, […]

NPR’s ombudsman to discuss journalism coverage surrounding Katrina

Washington State University’s Northwest Public Radio will welcome National Public Radio Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin to campus Nov. 3 when he will discuss the journalism coverage surrounding Hurricane Katrina.“American Journalism Pre- and Post-Katrina” will be the topic of Dvorkin’s presentation, set for 7:30 p.m. in the Murrow Addition Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to […]

Northwest Public Radio adds translator in Wenatchee area

Radio listeners in the Wenatchee area now have a new option for listening to Northwest Public Radio, the public radio service of Washington State University. Northwest Public Radio recently added a new translator at 90.3, which carries the network’s NPR News service. Programs heard on the NPR News service include “The Diane Rehm Show,” “Talk […]