Rick Ganley

Host, Morning Edition

Rick joined NHPR as morning host in January 2009. He has a 20 year career in radio including on-air work at stations in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire in formats from rock to classical. He was co-owner of an FM station in Maine in the mid 90s. Rick spent the last ten years as Operations Manager and Morning Host of WPNH-FM, Plymouth NH and Production Director for Northeast Communications Corporations' five-station group. He also writes occasional pieces on media and music for the Hippo, Manchester's weekly paper, and voices radio and TV spots on a freelance basis.


Morning Edition Program Page


Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

NH This Weekend: Get This Comic Free

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The first Saturday in May is known as Free Comic Book Day. Amy Diaz, Editor for The Hippo, tells us how its celebrated in New Hampshire.  Get the details here. 

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NH News
5:39 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Fisher Cats Announcer Makes It To Big Leagues With San Diego Padres

Alex Miniak in the booth in San Diego.
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New Hampshire Fisher Cats public address announcer Alex Miniak has been called up to the big leagues.

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Morning Edition
8:11 am
Mon April 21, 2014

At 118th Boston Marathon, Heightened Security, But A Positive Atmosphere

The scene at the 118th Boston Marathon.
NHPR / Keith Shields

Executive Producer of The Exchange Keith Checks in with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the scene at this morning's 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

"There are definitely more police here. I'm sure there's a lot more undercover police that I'm unaware of," Shields said. "We chartered a bus from my area of Boston. We got here. We have bags on our bus and there's no problems so far. We really haven't had anybody check our bus, nobody come on. It sort of feels kind of normal here today."

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Arts & Culture
10:31 am
Fri April 18, 2014

NH This Weekend: Back To Nature

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Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has the details on Discover Wild NH Day and The New England Reptile Expo.

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NH News
5:30 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Running Toward Boylston: N.H. Woman Blogs For NPR About Marathon Return

Amanda Burgess of Nashua is blogging for NPR about her experience of returning to the Boston Marathon this year.

She was stopped less than a mile from the finish line last year.

That's where her two children and several family members were standing. 

Thankfully, they were not injured, but it was two hours before she was able to get in touch with them.

Rick Ganley: You’ve been writing about your experience over the past several months for NPR. How did you get involved in that blog?

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On the Political Front
9:51 am
Mon April 14, 2014

On The Political Front For April 14

    Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks with Rick Ganley about the past weekend in political activity in the Granite State and an upcoming vote in the Senate regarding repealing New Hampshire's death penalty.

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Business and Economy
6:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Harsh Winter Was Great (For The Ski Industry)

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It was a long, cold and snowy winter- that was good news for New Hampshire’s ski areas. Karl Stone, Marketing Director for Ski NH says the numbers are good for the resorts AND the state’s economy in general.

How has the 2013/2014 season stacked up?

Right now the numbers look really good… last year was our 5th best on record, and we’re tracking relatively even with that.

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On the Political Front
8:44 am
Mon April 7, 2014

On The Political Front For April 7


Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about questions being raised regarding potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein's residency. 

Rogers also talks about big changes at two major New Hampshire newspapers and what's on the docket at the Statehouse this week.

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Arts & Culture
10:21 am
Fri April 4, 2014

N.H. This Weekend: Let's Eat

Hungry yet?

It's a foodies' delight this weekend. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz has some details on Eats Week in Manchester and the Made in NH Expo.

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Arts & Culture
10:57 am
Fri March 28, 2014

NH This Weekend

There are stage productions of two now-classic musicals and a film festival all happening in the Granite State. Hippo Editor Amy Diaz tells us about The Producers at the Palace Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors at Saint Anselm College, and the NH Jewish Film Festival.

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Morning Edition
10:40 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Fight Against Human Trafficking In NH

The University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord is the scene Friday for a conference on combating human trafficking. Cory Smith, an Adjunct Professor at the University says human trafficking happens everywhere, including New Hampshire. He will be one of the moderators at today’s event. 

This conference comes as legislation is pending in Concord to strengthen protections for victims of human trafficking- let’s define what trafficking is and what this legislation would do.

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On the Political Front
10:12 am
Mon March 24, 2014

On The Political Front For March 24


On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about a proposal to increase New Hampshire's gas tax, Scott Brown ramping up his Senate campaign, and Vice President Joe Biden visiting Nashua on Tuesday.

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Morning Edition
5:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

It's Maple Weekend- But Is the Sap Running?

Bo's Sugar Shack

This is Maple Weekend in New Hampshire, so we talked with Bodie Peters, President of the NH Maple Producers Association, to get his perspective on how the sap season is shaping up.

With the unusually cold weather we’ve had, are producers actually boiling sap yet?

In southern New Hampshire, yes- in the north, there’s one I know of that did in January during that little warm spell.

How unusual is this season?

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NH News
6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Town Meeting 2014: Uncontested Races And Big Spending Proposals

Town Meeting season is upon us, which means voters across New Hampshire will head to the polls today to weigh in on budgets, contracts, town elections and major spending proposals.

NHPR’s Michael Brindley spoke with Christine Fillmore, staff attorney with the New Hampshire Municipal Association, who has been fielding questions and giving guidance to towns as they’ve been preparing for the big day.

And she brought up a number of takeaways as far as any trends go.

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Morning Edition
9:18 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Regulating Oil Pre-Buy Contracts: The Dealer Perspective

The head of the state’s Consumer Protections Bureau continues to advocate for changes in state regulations that would give customers more protections when entering oil pre-buy contracts. Rob Stenger, Chairman of the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire, says while that organization generally supports some changes, they oppose regulations they say would pose undue burden to dealers. When I spoke with Stenger, he began by explaining how the business of pre-buying heating fuel has changed in recent years.

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