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5:51 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Guy Raz to Host New Season of TED Radio Hour from NPR

TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz
Credit © 2010 NPR, by Doby Photography


The TED Radio Hour returns to FM89 this March with a new season of programs, and it will knock your socks off! The program also has a new host, NPR's Guy Raz, who many listeners will know from his time as host of Weekends on All Things Considered. The program airs Sundays at 4:00 p.m. on Valley Public Radio. 

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This is NPR
11:03 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Want To Join Our Upcoming Promo Campaign? Then Tell Us Where You Listen To NPR


Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 10:40 am

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.

Tell Us: Where are the unique places you listen to NPR programming?

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? Or how about stream a favorite podcast from an NPR mobile app during your morning subway commute?

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This is NPR
10:45 am
Tue February 5, 2013

'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' On The Silver Screen, Coming May 2013


Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 1:37 pm

Watch the week's news get the treatment it deserves when the NPR news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! 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.

Need we say more?

Inside FM89
10:47 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Audiophile: January/February 2013

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...

Inside FM89
4:14 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Audiophile: November/December 2012

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." 

Download a PDF of the November/December 2012 Audiophile...

Inside FM89
3:46 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Valley Public Radio Awarded "Four Star" Rating By Charity Navigator

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:

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Inside FM89
9:34 am
Mon October 1, 2012 goes mobile

The new mobile version of

Following your favorite Valley Public Radio programs everywhere you go has just gotten a lot easier.

As a companion to the all-new, Valley Public Radio's new mobile site 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.

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Inside FM89
8:38 am
Sat August 25, 2012

KPRX Off-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.

Inside FM89
10:40 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: Craig School of Business

Tom Burns, Manager of the Graduate Business Programs at Fresno State's Craig School of Business
Joe Moore Valley Public Radio

Loyal Valley Public Radio listeners are certainly familiar with these words...“Support for FM89 comes from the Craig School of Business, an AACSB accredited graduate business program…”  Tom Burns, Manager of the Graduate Business Programs at Fresno State's Craig School of Business, said,  “the Executive program started in about 2003, actually, we stared with public radio to develop the first cohort.”

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Inside FM89
6:38 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Ask Me Another Brings Puzzles, Humor to Valley Public Radio

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.

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Inside FM89
1:50 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Valley Public Radio Launches New Website

The new has a clean look and lots of news content from the station's local reporters and from NPR.

Visitors to 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 features a homepage filled with the latest news content from NPR and from Valley Public Radio's own local reporters.

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2012 Opportunity Drawing
11:43 am
Thu July 19, 2012

What would you do with $10,000?

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:

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Inside FM89
1:00 pm
Sat July 14, 2012

July/August 2012 Audiophile

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

Inside FM89
12:21 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Corporate Partner Profile: Darius Assemi, Granville Homes

Darius Assemi

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.

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A Note From the Manager
3:49 pm
Sun July 1, 2012

Summertime in the San Joaquin Valley

Credit Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Sitting on my balcony, I watched the full moon rising and the backyard evergreens dancing in the moonlight. I was amazed watching the branches swing. Those who were raised here in the Valley, are accustomed to these awesome summer evenings. I chuckle when my friends who live on the coast, say they had to wear a jacket while outside on a summer evening. The summer days may be hot and long in the Valley, but often, the evenings are delightful. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up here in the San Joaquin Valley. I am both proud and pleased with the transformation that is taking place. This is not to deny our shortcomings with respect to jobs, air quality, and other issues, but it takes courage, persistence and hope to focus on the positive changes that are taking place. Complaining is easy, but ask yourself what you have done lately to make our community a better place?

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