John English

Membership Manager

John English is the Membership Manager for Valley Public Radio.  He is the person to contact about your FM89 membership, how to support the station, vehicle donations, and any other questions you may have about how you can help the station.  John has been with FM89 since Spring of 2010, and came to the station with more than a decade serving Valley non-profits.  John serves as editor for the Audiophile magazine, and is responsible for the station's on-air campaigns and E-newsletter as well.  John is a lifelong Fresno resident, CSU Fresno graduate and avid baseball fan.

Ways To Connect

  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. And we preview a new Valley Edition segment, our "Homegrown" radio book club. 

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...

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.

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.