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The TED Radio Hour returns to FM89 this March with a new season of programs, and it will knock your socks off! The program also has a new host, NPR's Guy Raz, who many listeners will know from his time as host of Weekends on All Things Considered. The program airs Sundays at 4:00 p.m. on Valley Public Radio. 

For many of us, NPR isn't just about a daily drive to work. It's part of our lives, our work and a big part of our conversations. The great thing about modern radio is that it can fit into your life, where ever your day takes you.

Tell Us: Where are the unique places you listen to NPR programming?

Do you tune-in to your Member Station from a work bench in the garage? Maybe you carry a portable radio while hiking through the Redwoods in Northern California? Or how about stream a favorite podcast from an NPR mobile app during your morning subway commute?

Watch the week's news get the treatment it deserves when the NPR news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! brings its star power to big screens near you. It's Carl Kasell reading limericks, celebrity guests answering oddball questions, faces made for radio, and an unapologetic focus on heckling the headlines and fawning over the week's infamous foibles.

Need we say more?

Enjoy this month's version of Audiophile magazine. Read about the newest additions to Valley Public Radio's local news team, Rebecca Plevin and Ezra Romero. Also read about new programs for 2013, including a new season of The Moth, and the TED Radio Hour. 

Download a PDF of the January/February 2013 Audiophile...

Audiophile: November/December 2012

Oct 30, 2012

Enjoy this month's version of Audiophile magazine. Read about Valley Public Radio's upcoming Taste of the Season event, our new mobile website for your iPhone or Android, holiday programming and much more. You'll also see a special feature on the valley fever epidemic, as part of our series "Just One Breath." 

Download a PDF of the November/December 2012 Audiophile...

Valley Public Radio has again received the highest possible rating by Charity Navigator, the group which identifies non-profit organizations that utilize best practices in fiscal management and transparency.

From Charity Navigator President/CEO Ken Berger’s letter to the station on October 1, 2012:

KVPR.org goes mobile

Oct 1, 2012

Following your favorite Valley Public Radio programs everywhere you go has just gotten a lot easier.

As a companion to the all-new KVPR.org, Valley Public Radio's new mobile site m.kvpr.org is now up and running. Stream the station faster than ever, access the news and information you count on, and much more, all from your favorite smartphone or mobile device.

Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: Craig School of Business

Aug 6, 2012
Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Loyal Valley Public Radio listeners are certainly familiar with these words...“Support for FM89 comes from the Craig School of Business, an AACSB accredited graduate business program…”  Tom Burns, Manager of the Graduate Business Programs at Fresno State's Craig School of Business, said,  “the Executive program started in about 2003, actually, we stared with public radio to develop the first cohort.”

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.

Visitors to KVPR.org have likely noticed some big changes in recent months, as the station launched its new website in August. In addition to a more appealing design, the new  KVPR.org features a homepage filled with the latest news content from NPR and from Valley Public Radio's own local reporters.

What would you do with $10,000? 

Valley Public Radio's Opportunity Drawing will make one lucky FM89 listener $10,000 richer. By purchasing a ticket, you may be the lucky winner of $10,000 cash or one of three other great prizes. Thanks to our generous sponsors, you will also have a chance to win one of the three following prizes:

In this edition of Audiophile, learn more about the new NPR series TED Radio Hour, FM89's Grabriela Ornellas, corporate partner Darius Assemi of Granville Homes , see photos from this year's Valley Public Radio Wine Tasting, and more. 

Download a PDF edition of the July/August 2012 Audiophile

One of Valley Public Radio’s champions in the community for a long time has been Darius Assemi and his company, Granville Homes. Granville’s support of FM89 programs through corporate underwriting is one of the partnerships the station is proudest of, and Mr. Assemi shared with us recently what brought Granville to public radio, and why they support FM89.

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Sitting on my balcony, I watched the full moon rising and the backyard evergreens dancing in the moonlight. I was amazed watching the branches swing. Those who were raised here in the Valley, are accustomed to these awesome summer evenings. I chuckle when my friends who live on the coast, say they had to wear a jacket while outside on a summer evening. The summer days may be hot and long in the Valley, but often, the evenings are delightful. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up here in the San Joaquin Valley. I am both proud and pleased with the transformation that is taking place. This is not to deny our shortcomings with respect to jobs, air quality, and other issues, but it takes courage, persistence and hope to focus on the positive changes that are taking place. Complaining is easy, but ask yourself what you have done lately to make our community a better place?

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