Patricia McLaughlin

Director of Communications and Marketing

Tricia directs external communications, marketing and engagement efforts for New Hampshire Public Radio, working to raise further awareness of the high-quality journalism at NHPR and the organization’s deep community outreach.

Her communications and editorial experience spans agencies, nonprofits, government, and cause-related organizations, promoting everything from US-Australia relations, to music and gaming partnerships, to important public health interventions.

Earlier in her career, Tricia worked in newsrooms as a reporter, producer, anchor and news writer, with stints at The Associated Press wire in Washington, D.C., and local radio and television in Upstate New York, Pennsylvania and suburban Washington.

She is a firm believer in the power of communications to advance causes and be a force for good. A New Hampshire native, she earned degrees from Syracuse University and American University. She enjoys travel and music of all kinds, and admits to an unhealthy obsession with English football. 

Ways to Connect

After learning of allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) terminated its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies on Wednesday, November 29.

As a result of the termination, MPR and American Public Media (APM) ended distribution and broadcast of The Writer’s Almanac, and rebroadcasts of The Best of a Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor. MPR and APM also announced they would change the name of APM’s current version of A Prairie Home Companion, hosted by Chris Thile.

 

Let New Hampshire Public Radio be your holiday soundtrack this Thanksgiving Day!

In between football games, feasting and family, take a listen to the special programming NHPR will air on Thursday, November 23. 

The Science of Gratitude

Giving thanks goes beyond one day, one holiday. How do you cultivate more gratitude in your life? With your family and children? In the workplace? In your community?

Time Books/Steve Liptay

Gibson's Bookstore, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and New Hampshire Public Radio are pleased to present Bill McKibben (The End of Nature, Eaarth, Oil and Honey)! McKibben will appear in Concord on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts. 

"What hath man wrought? And how will man use his miracles? The answer just begins with public broadcasting." - President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in remarks upon signing the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law.

 

CONCORD, NH – The environmental benefits and human costs of clean energy; corporate power dynamics; and the treatment of native peoples are the weighty issues examined in a new, groundbreaking series of reports from New Hampshire Public Radio, starting Thursday, November 9.

New Hampshire Public Radio is taking a closer look at the impact of trail recreation in the state, in a new series called Off-Road.

                                                      

  
 

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce Frank Bidart as the 2017 Winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. 

The Hall-Kenyon Prize honors Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of the United States, and Jane Kenyon, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and Donald Hall's late wife. The married poets lived and wrote together for nearly 20 years at Eagle Pond Farm - Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hampshire.

Work continues in Berlin as NHPR replaces its existing radio tower with a more modern piece of equipment.

The old tower came down Oct. 16 to make way for a new one. 

The new tower is designed to provide North Country listeners on WECV in the Berlin area with service for years to come.

NHPR's Director of Information Technology William Nichols shot this video as the tower toppled down. 

The tower, which stood 260 feet, was brought down by removing specific guy wires so that it would fall almost precisely where crews wanted it.

(Courtesy of Jennifer Couzins)

An intimate story of addiction, grief, and a couple in crisis will air on New Hampshire Public Radio and via a nationally distributed podcast focusing on the ongoing public health threat posed by opioid use.

An outhouse that doubles as a voting booth, rogue bears on the rampage in Hanover, and a thoughtful look into New Hampshire’s opioid crisis are some of the stories and journalism projects earning New Hampshire Public Radio accolades from the state’s leading association of broadcasters.

Liz Jones of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio

NHPR Reporter Todd Bookman recently traveled to Mexico City for a specialized radio workshop pertaining to trade, business, and the issues impacting immigrant communities.

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law are proud to announce NPR reporter Peter Overby as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series, taking place November 8 at the UNH School of Law in Concord. 

View from the Nation’s Capital: Longtime NPR Reporter Peter Overby to Reflect on the Intersection of Politics and Private Interests

Patricia McLaughlin

Journalists from six Asia-Pacific countries visited NHPR today for a thoughtful conversation on newsgathering and public media in the Granite State.

The reporters and journalism advocates are on a three-week U.S. tour, traveling to Washington, DC; New York City and New Hampshire, followed by stops in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

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Get ready for more 'clear air' in the North Country. New Hampshire Public Radio is upgrading its radio tower in Berlin to strengthen service for North Country listeners of NHPR’s news and programming.

Work began Monday, October 2, to replace NHPR’s existing tower with a more modern piece of equipment. The project is expected to last about three weeks.

From the rocky islands of the Androscoggin River near Berlin, to the mail boats of Lake Winnipesaukee and a bridge over the Connecticut River – NHPR reporters took to the state’s waterways this summer to share some extraordinary stories. 

Surrounded: Stories from New Hampshire’s Islands explored the history, culture and landscapes of the state’s islands and the people who inhabit those special places.  

Missed the stories the first time while you were at the beach, kayaking or canoeing, or cruising on a boat yourself?

  GRANITE STATE STORIES: SUGGESTED, SHARED AND EXPLAINED

New Programs, Rebooted ‘Word of Mouth’ at NHPR Emphasize Storytelling and Local Interests

CONCORD, NH – Starting this fall, listeners to NHPR and readers online will notice more local content coming from the airwaves and the award-winning NHPR.org website. NHPR will begin broadcasting several new programs starting the week of Saturday, September 2.

NHPR will begin broadcasting several new programs, starting the week of Saturday, September 2. Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide below to help you learn more about our new lineup and changes to our broadcast schedule. 

Why has NHPR’s schedule changed?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

For our Seacoast-area listeners, please note that our Portsmouth transmitter will be OFF this evening from 6 p.m., until after midnight for some routine maintenance work. 

During the affected time, listeners can tune in to 104.3 FM for our Dover transmitter, or at 89.1 FM for our Concord-Manchester signal.

Service is expected to resume normally early tomorrow morning.

As summer winds down, NHPR gives thanks to our listeners, online readers and supporters who took the time to express their appreciation for public media through their words or actions.

Richard Howard

Irritable ignition? AC on the fritz? Troublesome tire treads?

If you’ve ever encountered any of these problems with your car, chances are that Tom and Ray Magliozzi encountered them as well.

In their distinct Boston accents, the brothers and long-time hosts of Car Talk shared their thoughts and advice with public radio listeners from across the country.

Car Talk began broadcasting on NHPR in 1989, providing New Hampshire listeners with automotive tips, laughs, unexpected moments and fond memories.