Inside FM89

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

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.

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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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