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Aug. 1: Family fun opens ‘Daughters of Hanford’ exhibit
July 30, 2015


By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The “Daughters of Hanford” multimedia project opens Saturday, Aug. 1, with a ribbon cutting and Reactor Factor Kids’ Day celebration 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the REACH here.

April 24: NWPR brings popular kids talent show to Tacoma
April 8, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. – “From the Top,” the showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Northwest Public Radio, will be at Tacoma’s Rialto Theatre at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts to tape a radio broadcast at 7:30 p.m. April 24.

Murrow College to launch new jazz radio station
October 29, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new jazz radio station honoring the legacy of broadcast pioneer J. Elroy McCaw will go on the air at Washington State University’s Murrow College of Communication on Nov. 1.

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 …

Robert H. Jorgenson
August 12, 2013

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

Pledge support sought; drive ends today
October 17, 2007

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
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 …