Inside FM89 http://kvpr.org en Valley Public Radio Announces Major Gift For New Facility http://kvpr.org/post/valley-public-radio-announces-major-gift-new-facility <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Valley Public Radio has received a lead gift in their campaign to raise money to build <a href="http://kvpr.org/new-facility">a new facility.</a> Bakersfield residents Bernard and Bee Barmann have committed a six figure lead gift towards the project. The Barmanns are longtime supporters of local cultural arts in the valley. Bee Barmann volunteers to help bring in talented musicians from around the valley to perform on “Young Artists Spotlight” every year. Fri, 23 May 2014 22:10:44 +0000 Joe Garcia 33183 at http://kvpr.org Valley Public Radio Announces Major Gift For New Facility Valley Public Radio Project Earns Mention In Columbia Journalism Review http://kvpr.org/post/valley-public-radio-project-earns-mention-columbia-journalism-review <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Valley Public Radio and other Central California media <a href="http://www.reportingonhealth.org/valleyfever">started reporting on valley fever</a> last fall, the disease was commonly overlooked by medical professionals and government agencies. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:54:01 +0000 VPR Staff 23856 at http://kvpr.org Valley Public Radio Project Earns Mention In Columbia Journalism Review I Love You More Than I'd Like To Have Jello With Bob Mondello http://kvpr.org/post/i-love-you-more-id-have-jello-bob-mondello Writing vows for your wedding is by no means a simple task; to be able to put together the right words to express your love. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:52:00 +0000 editor 19712 at http://kvpr.org I Love You More Than I'd Like To Have Jello With Bob Mondello Carl Can Has Cheezburger? Fan Video Mashup Features LOLcats, Voiced By Carl Kasell http://kvpr.org/post/carl-can-has-cheezburger-fan-video-mashup-features-lolcats-voiced-carl-kasell <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0JzcJzU3w</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:51:38 +0000 editor 18528 at http://kvpr.org Carl Can Has Cheezburger? Fan Video Mashup Features LOLcats, Voiced By Carl Kasell Audiophile: July/ August 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/audiophile-july-august-2013 <p>In this edition of Audiophile we learn about FM89's newest program Here &amp; Now, see photos from Valley Public Radio's Paleta Party, and much more.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kvpr/files/201307/AudiophileJulyAug13_LR.pdf">Download the July/August 2013 Audiophile...</a></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:34:57 +0000 Joe Moore 17814 at http://kvpr.org Audiophile: July/ August 2013 Here & Now Comes to Valley Public Radio http://kvpr.org/post/here-now-comes-valley-public-radio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beginning on July 1, 2013 Valley Public Radio will broadcast </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Here &amp; Now,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Monday thru Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to meet growing audience demand for midday news and analysis. </span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:17:51 +0000 VPR Staff 17351 at http://kvpr.org Here & Now Comes to Valley Public Radio Audiophile: May/June 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/audiophile-mayjune-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In this edition of Audiophile, learn about Valley Public Radio's newest program, as we welcome Pulse of the Planet to FM89. We also say goodbye to Talk of the Nation this issue, and learn more about the talented correspondents from NPR who bring us the news everyday. KVPR reporter Rebecca Plevin brings us the a magazine version of her radio story about a long forgotten plane crash from over 60 years ago that inspired one local author to go on a search for the names of those who died. Wed, 08 May 2013 03:47:29 +0000 John English 14784 at http://kvpr.org Audiophile: May/June 2013 Guy Raz to Host New Season of TED Radio Hour from NPR http://kvpr.org/post/guy-raz-host-new-season-ted-radio-hour-npr <p></p><p><strong>SUNDAYS AT 4:00 PM on VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO</strong></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:51:04 +0000 VPR Staff 11434 at http://kvpr.org Guy Raz to Host New Season of TED Radio Hour from NPR Want To Join Our Upcoming Promo Campaign? Then Tell Us Where You Listen To NPR http://kvpr.org/post/want-join-our-upcoming-promo-campaign-then-tell-us-where-you-listen-npr 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.<p><strong>Tell Us: Where are the unique places you listen to NPR programming?</strong><p>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? Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:03:13 +0000 editor 10352 at http://kvpr.org Want To Join Our Upcoming Promo Campaign? Then Tell Us Where You Listen To NPR 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' On The Silver Screen, Coming May 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/wait-wait-dont-tell-me-silver-screen-coming-may-2013 Watch the week's news get the treatment it deserves when the NPR news quiz show <em>Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!</em> 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.<p>Need we say more? <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:45:54 +0000 editor 10347 at http://kvpr.org 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' On The Silver Screen, Coming May 2013 Audiophile: January/February 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/audiophile-januaryfebruary-2013 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">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.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:47:29 +0000 John English 9575 at http://kvpr.org Audiophile: January/February 2013 Audiophile: November/December 2012 http://kvpr.org/post/audiophile-novemberdecember-2012 <p>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."&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kvpr/files/38879-Audiophile.pdf">Download a PDF of the November/December 2012 Audiophile...</a></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:14:08 +0000 John English 6154 at http://kvpr.org Audiophile: November/December 2012 Valley Public Radio Awarded "Four Star" Rating By Charity Navigator http://kvpr.org/post/valley-public-radio-awarded-four-star-rating-charity-navigator <p></p><p>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.</p><p>From Charity Navigator President/CEO Ken Berger’s <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kvpr/files/9775.pdf">letter to the station</a> on October 1<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">, 2012:</span></p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:46:44 +0000 John English 5727 at http://kvpr.org Valley Public Radio Awarded "Four Star" Rating By Charity Navigator KVPR.org goes mobile http://kvpr.org/post/kvprorg-goes-mobile <p>Following your favorite Valley Public Radio programs everywhere you go has just gotten a lot easier.</p><p>As a companion to the all-new KVPR.org, Valley Public Radio's new mobile site <a href="http://m.kvpr.org">m.kvpr.org</a> 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.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:34:13 +0000 John English 4800 at http://kvpr.org KVPR.org goes mobile KPRX Off-Air Issues http://kvpr.org/post/kprx-air-issues Over the last few days Valley Public Radio's KPRX signal (89.1) in Bakersfield has experienced some significant off-air outages. They have been caused by power interruptions at the transmitter site. We are currently working on a project to purchase and install a backup generator system to keep the station on the air during such events. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we deal with this issue and work to improve our service to Kern County.  Update 9:00 a.m 8/25/12 KPRX is back on-air after an early morning outage. Update 7:41 a.m. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:38:59 +0000 Valley Public Radio Staff 2887 at http://kvpr.org Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: Craig School of Business http://kvpr.org/post/corporate-sponsor-spotlight-craig-school-business <p>The Craig School of Business at Fresno State is one of many corporate sponsors using Valley Public Radio to connect with their target audience. The program's director, Tom Burns tells us why underwriting on FM89 gets results.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:40:11 +0000 Carolyn Carter 1638 at http://kvpr.org Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: Craig School of Business Ask Me Another Brings Puzzles, Humor to Valley Public Radio http://kvpr.org/post/ask-me-another-brings-puzzles-humor-valley-public-radio <p>Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don&#39;t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it&#39;s not the start of a joke. It&#39;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.</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 01:38:59 +0000 John English 1603 at http://kvpr.org Ask Me Another Brings Puzzles, Humor to Valley Public Radio Valley Public Radio Launches New Website http://kvpr.org/post/valley-public-radio-launches-new-website <p>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&nbsp;design, the new &nbsp;KVPR.org features a homepage filled with the latest news content from NPR and from Valley Public Radio&#39;s own local reporters.</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 20:50:57 +0000 John English 1590 at http://kvpr.org Valley Public Radio Launches New Website What would you do with $10,000? http://kvpr.org/post/what-would-you-do-10000 <p><strong>What would you do with $10,000?&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Valley Public Radio&#39;s Opportunity Drawing will make one lucky FM89 listener $10,000 richer.&nbsp;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&nbsp;three following prizes:</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:43:13 +0000 John English 595 at http://kvpr.org What would you do with $10,000? July/August 2012 Audiophile http://kvpr.org/post/julyaugust-2012-audiophile-0 <p>In this edition of Audiophile, learn more about the new NPR series TED Radio Hour, FM89&#39;s Grabriela Ornellas, corporate partner Darius Assemi of Granville Homes , see photos from this year&#39;s Valley Public Radio Wine Tasting, and more.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kvpr/files/Audiophile_2012_July_Aug.pdf">Download a PDF edition of the July/August 2012 Audiophile</a></p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:00:23 +0000 John English 287 at http://kvpr.org July/August 2012 Audiophile