FAQ

What is New England Public Media?

New England Public Media is the new alliance of New England Public Radio and WGBY-TV. Established in July of 2019, and fueled by a deep commitment to independent local journalism, engaging educational content, inspired cultural offerings, and spirited civic engagement, NEPM combines the track record of a trusted media resource with an emphasis on sharing new voices and inspiring new conversations. We provide audiences throughout the region with diverse programming across all media—TV, radio, online, and mobile—including PBS and NPR programs complemented by locally produced series, podcasts, and specials.

Why did NEPR and WGBY come together in this way?

New England Public Media represents an exciting opportunity to enhance our reporting, expand our programming, and engage an even greater number of community members. The future of public media in our region, and around the country will be driven by dynamic local content, a deep commitment to independent journalism, and easy access to the programs you love across platforms. By integrating TV and radio under one roof, we’re better positioned to tell stories that matter in areas ranging from education and news to culture, the arts, and more.

What’s changing with the new name?

New name. Same great programming. NEPM builds on the proud legacy and existing strengths of WGBY and NEPR. The programs you know and love are still available—and will be enhanced by new offerings from our team of experienced reporters, thoughtful educators, dedicated producers, and engaging hosts. As we break down the boundaries between TV and radio, we’re eager to identify the new stories we’ll tell together.

Does my membership now support radio and television?

Yes. As we embark on this new endeavor, your continued support is more important than ever. If you’re a sustaining member or an annual donor to NEPR or WGBY, your membership now supports New England Public Media. We’re excited to welcome you into the NEPM family. You can expect membership renewal mail, emails and other communications, including our new quarterly newsletter, NEPM Now, beginning in July.

How do I reach NEPM hosts, reporters and other staff?

Visit our people page for phone, email and social media contact information.

How can I contact New England Public Media with comments about programming?

We appreciate and encourage listener feedback. Share your thoughts about our programming by emailing us at hello@nepm.org.

Where can I find out what’s on?

Check out television schedules and radio schedules.

How do I access NEPM Passport

Click here or email us at membership@nepm.org.

How can I listen back to a story or program I heard on the radio?

NEPM news stories and features are available at nepm.org. If you are having trouble finding a piece you heard, contact news@nepm.org.

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 NEPM and the NEPM News Network along with links to their websites here.

What was that piece of music I just heard on NEPM 88.5FM?

Playlists for our classical, jazz and world music programs are available on the individual program pages. Find the program to view playlists.

Can I submit a commentary to New England Public Media?

New England Public Media airs commentaries from local people 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 Media’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@nepm.org.

I have a question about Membership or giving to NEPM.

Read our Membership FAQ's.

How can my business support NEPM?

Connect with our underwriting team -- email sponsorship@nepm.org or call 413-781-2801

Can I volunteer at New England Public Media?

Learn more about volunteering at NEPM.

What can I do to improve reception of NEPM radio?

The best thing you can do is to add an antenna to your radio, or experiment with its location if you already have one. Sometimes moving it just a few feet, or turning it in a different direction, will make a difference. They work best when fully extended. Read more on FM and AM reception.

I am having issues with my television reception.

Please contact membership services.

How is New England Public Media funded?

Nearly ninety percent of New England Public Media’s funding comes from the local community – 22,000 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), The WGBH Educational Foundationand other sources.