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PBS, NPR and local perspective for western Mass.
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PBS, NPR & local perspective for western Mass.

Through a deep commitment to independent local journalism, trusted educational content, inspired cultural offerings, and civic engagement, NEPM shares new voices and inspire new conversations. It provides people in western Mass. with a broad array of local and national programs from PBS and NPR, as well as locally produced programs, series, podcasts and specials. Its four digital TV channels, and two radio networks present news, classical music and jazz, documentaries, talk, drama, plus cultural and educational programming. NEPM is a community-supported, independent non-profit organization based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Our Mission
NEPM enriches lives in western Massachusetts through programming that nurtures community, civility, and curiosity.

Our Vision
NEPM is creating the public media service of the 21st century, sharing the unique voices and stories of our diverse region. Our commitment to quality journalism will strengthen community connections at home, across the Commonwealth, and throughout New England.

With four digital television channels, streaming and PBS Passport, NEPM brings quality public television programs to audiences across western New England, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs, to hear diverse viewpoints, and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS Kids helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. NEPM's locally-produced academic quiz show, As Schools Match Wits, is the longest running show of its kind on public television. NEPM is available over the air on digital channel 57-1 and on cable throughout western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut and can be seen in high definition in western Massachusetts at Comcast 857, Time Warner 1221, Spectrum 782, and over the air on channel 57. Where to Watch

NEPM provides an essential and trusted voice for the region through local reporting and locally-produced music programming, and by connecting the region to the world through its partnership with NPR and other national and international public media organizations. Its flagship signal, 88.5 NEPM (and five repeating stations in Berkshire County) is the western Mass. home for NPR, The Fabulous 413 and The Rundown with Carrie Saldo, local journalism, and great jazz. Classical NEPM brings listeners a vibrant mix of music from every era, along with programs from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and more on a network of five stations across western Mass., and streaming at classicalnepm.org. Where to Listen

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