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Q: How can I contact New England Public Radio with comments about programming?
A: We appreciate and encourage listener feedback. Share your thoughts about programming with Director of Programming, John Voci, at 413-735-6619 or email at johnvoci@nepr.net.


Q: How can I listen back to a story or program I heard?
A: NEPR news stories and features are available at NEPR.net. If you are having trouble finding a piece you heard, contact news@nepr.net.

NPR stories can be found by searching NPR.org. Shows produced by APM and PRI, and other public media sources also have their own websites with searchable archives. Find a complete list of programs that air on NEPR and the NEPR News Network along with links to their websites.


Q: What was that piece of music I just heard on NEPR 88.5FM?
A: Find playlists for our classical, jazz and world music programs on the individual program. Find the program to view playlists. 


Q: What was the music I heard between news stories during Morning Edition or All Things Considered?
A: All Things Considered, Morning Edition and several other NPR programs post rundowns of their programs which include the music played between news stories and features. Click on these links to go to the archives of their programs and choose the date you are looking for.


Q: Can I submit a commentary to New England Public Radio?
A: New England Public Radio airs commentaries from local writers during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. We look for writers in the region whose views will be of continuing interest and value to New England Public Radio’s listeners – from the Berkshires to Worcester, Hartford to Brattleboro, and all points between.

Experts in a particular field who have an informed perspective on events in the news – whether local, national or international, are wanted. We also seek people with knowledge of local civics, culture, lore, and history, with an eye on little-known but fascinating elements of the regional experience. And we seek non-experts who by virtue of their thoughtfulness broaden or deepen our understanding of the world we live in.

Please email submissions to our commentary producer at commentaries@nepr.net.


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Q: How is New England Public Radio funded?
A: Nearly ninety percent of New England Public Radio’s funding comes from the local community – 14,000 individual members and over 300 local businesses. The rest comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in-kind services from UMass Amherst, the four colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges), and other sources.  You can find our most recent annual report here


Q: What is the NEPR Foundation?
A: The NEPR Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that supports public radio stations NEPR and the NEPR News Network. In addition to owning the NEPR News Network stations, it raises, stewards and administers private funds in support of New England Public Radio. Read more.