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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.

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

Before Congress left for its summer recess, the full House Appropriations Committee passed its FY 2018 spending bill. NHPR is extremely grateful the bill included full funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. However,  the bill did not include funding for Interconnection – an infrastructure system that allows us to distribute live NPR programs and important public safety communications. 

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.

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the House Subcommittee that makes public media funding decisions released its draft bill.

Thanks to the outreach of public media listeners and viewers, the draft bill provided full funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which distributes seed funding to NHPR and stations throughout the country.

This is a big achievement, particularly in light of the tough fiscal environment in Congress. We thank each and every one of our supporters for caring about the future of public media.

Stories highlighting some of New Hampshire’s serious challenges, as well as the people and places that make the Granite State unique, propelled New Hampshire Public Radio to its best-ever awards haul in a prestigious national journalism competition.

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to be a winner of two awards in this year’s Best of NH survey, chosen by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine.

Readers named NHPR as the Best New Hampshire Radio Station (FM).

Also coming out on top - The Exchange. New Hampshire’s only locally-produced statewide, call-in talk show was cited as New Hampshire’s Best Radio Talk Show. Hosted by Laura Knoy, The Exchange is the home for timely topics and interesting guests.

On May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration sent a full budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2018. In it, they propose elimination of federal funding for public media. Ultimately, Congress will make the final decisions on continued annual investment in the public broadcasting system. We continue to keep a close eye on developments and will update this page as we learn more.

Two northern New England news organizations have received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence from an organization representing local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.

The awards for New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord and Free Press Media in Burlington, Vermont, were announced Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Sara Plourde for NHPR

The 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards winners have been announced, with NHPR capturing four in our region.

For Feature Reporting, Word of Mouth Producer Zach Nugent won for his story The Search For The Next Big Dog Star, which followed regular dogs as they auditioned for the role of Sandy in Prescott Park's production of Annie. 

NHPR's Health Reporter Todd Bookman was awarded second place in the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism by the Association of Health Care Journalists. The organization recognized Todd's series Planning For The End: A Look At Advance Directives in the small market Consumer/Feature category.

New Hampshire Public Radio has been honored with a first place award from PRNDI, Public Radio News Directors Inc. These annual national public radio awards honor excellence in areas such as writing, commentary, documentary, multi-media, and continuing coverage.

Todd Bookman / NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio was awarded 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (for Region 10, Small Market) in three categories: Writing, News Documentary, and Use of Sound/Video.

Best Writing: Todd Bookman - Traditional Pork Production Finds Home In N.H.

On Edward Epsen’s farm in Salisbury, New Hampshire, around 40 pigs are doing what lucky pigs get to do: forage for acorns and graze in pastures high with Timothy grass.