New England Public Radio has named Anglika Melien president of the New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc., and added several new members to its board of directors.
On a beautiful fall day last week on the UMass Amherst campus, New England Public Radio celebrated the formal renaming of its newly refurbished studios at the university, and the completion of the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign for WFCR, which has raised just over $8,579,000 since May of 2011. More than eighty supporters, contributors and well-wishers joined the celebration including Representative John Scibak, the interim President of Mount Holyoke College, Sonya Stephens and Jack Dill, President of Colebrook Realty Services and Chair of the station’s capital campaign.
On Sunday, October 2, New England Public Radio will add a new program to its offerings on the NEPR News Network. From 10-11 a.m. listeners can tune in for a dose of New England-based news and culture with NEXT – a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by John Dankosky, and based at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut.
A new class of students from Springfield Public Schools will begin their semester at New England Public Radio’s Media Lab on September 27, and Carlos McBride, the newly hired director of the program will be ready to greet them. After an extensive national search, New England Public Radio chose McBride, who spent his childhood in Springfield, to lead the fledgling media program.
For decades, New England Public Radio has partnered with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and WGBH Boston to air live broadcasts from Tanglewood, the BSO’s summer home in Lenox, Massachusetts, every Sunday afternoon of the season on 88.5FM WFCR. This year, the Sunday afternoon tradition has grown into a weekend-long affair; NEPR is excited to add music from Tanglewood to our Saturday afternoon line-up as well! Beginning at 1:00 p.m., Saturday’s broadcasts will feature performances from the previous week at Tanglewood, and some major star-power, including Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and others throughout the summer.
New England Public Radio’s newsroom picked up four PRNDI Awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc., an independent organization of public radio news directors. The awards were announced June 25 at the organization’s annual meeting in Saint Louis, Missouri.