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NPR’s Robert Siegel to receive WSU’s Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award

By Corrie Wilder, WSU Murrow College

Robert Siegel

PULLMAN, Wash. – Robert Siegel, recently retired senior host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” has been selected to receive Washington State University’s 2018 Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. » More …

WSU’s Murrow College launches jazz radio station 89.9 KJEM

Bruce R McCaw and Kerry Swanson at launching of KJEM at WSU Pullman. Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services.

PULLMAN, Wash. – With the flip of a switch Friday, KJEM 89.9 FM, the newest radio station in the Palouse, began filling the airways with the sounds of jazz in honor of WSU alumnus and broadcast pioneer J. Elroy McCaw.

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Northwest Public Radio’s Swanson elected to NPR board

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 …

Robert H. Jorgenson

JorgensonPULLMAN, Wash. – Robert H. Jorgenson, a broadcast technician for Northwest Public Radio, died Aug. 9, 2013. He worked at Washington State University since 2005.

NWPR host critiques Apple’s classical music list

Robin Rilette, host of NWPR's Classic Music with Robin Rilette

Classical Music Director Robin Rilette at home in the Northwest Public Radio studio at Washington State University.


(Audio clip) – One of Robin Rilette’s favorite stories – Ireland and The Relief of Derry Symphony

Listen to a clip from “The Relief of Derry Symphony.”

(Audio clip) – Rilette on NWPR’s classical music variety

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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 through Thursday, Oct. 17.

Individual giving represents 37 percent of NWPR’s budget. For a look at NWPR financial picture, go to, Donations to NWPR can be given by phone at 1-800-842-8991 or online at

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NWPR boosts signal

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 …