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Northwest Public Radio’s Swanson elected to NPR board
August 14, 2013

WASHINGTON – Kerry Swanson, station manager for Northwest Public Radio (NWPR), has been elected to the board of directors for National Public Radio (NPR). The three-year term begins in November.

NWPR is part of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

“This truly is an exciting opportunity,” said Swanson. “It reflects on the work all of us have done in raising Northwest Public Radio and the Murrow College to national prominence.”

The board is responsible for setting policies and the overall direction of the NPR system. The board sets goals for NPR management, monitors performance and provides financial oversight. Of the … » More …

NSF and National Geographic Society funded researcher to speak at WSU
December 3, 2008

The Entomology Club Student Choice Seminar, “Looking Upward and Outward: Forest Canopy Research and Outreach” is on Dec. 12. Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, from The Evergreen State College’s Environmental Studies Program will be speaking at 3:10pm in room T-101 in the Food Science and Human Nutrition building.

Dr. Nadkarni was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition program. She carries out field research in Washington State and in Monterverde, Costa Rica with the support of the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society.

For more information about Dr. Nadkarni’s research, visit:

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NWPR offers on-air regional discussion
June 5, 2008

PULLMAN – Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) and several WSU programs are teaming up for a year-long project called “Our Northwest,” which aims at building and engaging listeners around topics they’ve defined as important .

The series started May 23 with “Our Organic Northwest” and “Our Northwest Water”, on-air and online special reports about organic gardening and water conservation.


Both topics were identified by preliminary research as very important to NWPR listeners.


WSU experts Brad Jaeckel, WSU Organic Farm manager and instructor, and Mike Barber, director of the Water Resource Center for WSU, are interviewed by Glen Mosley every Thursday during Morning Edition and … » More …

Haarsager elected NPR chairperson
November 8, 2007

PULLMAN – Dennis L. Haarsager, general manager of Northwest Public Radio, today was elected to a one-year term as chair of the National Public Radio Board of Directors. Haarsager has been a member of the NPR board since November, 2005.

NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations, including Northwest Public Radio. It is governed by a 17-member … » More …

NWPR hires new sales manager
November 6, 2007

RICHLAND – David Deeney, recent general manager of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Pasco, has been hired as the local sales manager for Northwest Public Radio and KTNW-TV at WSU. Deeney will be based in the stations’ Richland office.

Deeney’s experience includes radio production, sales and marketing in North Central Idaho as well as hospitality sales and management in the hotel industry over the last 12 years.

“Radio has been a passion of mine since I did radio on-air work as a senior in high school.” Deeney said. “I now have the opportunity of adding public television underwriting to my responsibilities, … » More …

NWPR boosts signal
October 11, 2007

Northwest Public Radio, the public radio service of WSU, has announced a significant upgrade of its Mount Vernon station, KMWS, a change that also includes a new frequency for the station.

Northwest Public Radio has moved the KMWS transmitter to a new and higher transmitter site on Butler Hill. Coupled with a power boost from 100 to 1,500 watts, the coverage area of KMWS now includes most of Skagit County. The frequency for KMWS has changed from 90.1 FM to 89.7 FM.

KMWS broadcasts the “NPR News” service from Northwest Public Radio. This service provides a wide range of public radio news and … » More …

NPR talk show host to appear in Walla Walla
February 16, 2007

PULLMAN– Diane Rehm, host of National Public Radio’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” will speak at Whitman College’s Cordiner Hall in Walla Walla at 7:30 p.m. on April 18. Her presentation, entitled “A Conversation with Diane Rehm,” is sponsored by Northwest Public Radio, the public radio service of Washington State University. Tickets for the event are $10 and will be available from TicketsWest beginning at 10 a.m. on March 5. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (800) 325-SEAT. They may also be purchased in person at TicketsWest outlets. A list of these outlets is available at the TicketsWest Web site. Originating … » More …

NPR StoryCorps to collect everyday history in Palouse
July 15, 2005

PULLMAN — Washington State University’s Northwest Public Radio will host StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of America, when it arrives in Moscow, Idaho, Aug. 25 to collect the stories of Palouse residents as part of the program’s cross-country tour.This unprecedented project, modeled after the Works Progress Administration projects of the 1930s, will travel to every corner of the United States, instructing and inspiring individuals to record their stories in sound for the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is the largest oral history project ever undertaken, with more than 2,000 stories already collected from the project’s first year and plans … » More …