Beginning on July 1, 2016, WAIC 91.9 FM, will become the latest station to join The NEPR News Network, providing Hampden County with a 24-hour public radio news service on the FM dial, thanks to a partnership between New England Public Radio and American International College (AIC) which owns the frequency.
The first class of Media Lab students will share their work at a graduation celebration on Tuesday, May 24 at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
The winners of the 2016 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards were announced this week, and New England Public Radio’s newsroom has picked up two of the prestigious awards. Reporter Karen Brown won best feature for her story “Freed After 27 Years, Man Claiming Wrongful Conviction Gets Little Help From System,” which profiled Mark Schand of Windsor, Connecticut, who spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he says he did not commit. Reporter Jill Kaufman was honored in the sports reporting category for “Deflategate Swag Is Sweet Revenge For Colts Entrepreneur,” her piece about how an epic sports rivalry and a little ingenuity sparked a new business – one that deals in football shaped foam hats, and riles New England Patriots fans.
Thanks to incredible support from public radio listeners across the region, New England Public Radio’s recent fundraising campaign, Feed Your Radio, Feed a Family, wrapped up in March with wonderful results. Over $187,000 was raised to support the station, and thanks to our partners at The ShopRite of Enfield, and two anonymous donors, $8,000 was pledged to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts – enough to provide 24,000 meals to our neighbors in need.
New England Public Radio launches the on-air portion of its “Feed Your Radio, Feed a Family” fundraising campaign on today and is happy to report that over 350 listeners have already joined in the effort to date. “Feed Your Radio, Feed a Family” is a special partnership between New England Public Radio, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and the ShopRite of Enfield to raise awareness about hunger in the region and help The Food Bank distribute food across western Massachusetts.
New England Public Radio is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Arts & Humanities Awards. The 2016 honorees are: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder; independent arts center Amherst Cinema; Springfield Massachusetts’ first poet laureate, María Luisa Arroyo; and Community Access to the Arts of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, which celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.