Where to Listen
NPR and local perspective for western Mass.
Stay in the loop with 88.5 NEPM, the western Mass. home for NPR, The Fabulous 413, local journalism, and great jazz. Listen in for important conversations and interesting stories about where we live and beyond.
On the radio:
88.5 FM in Western Mass.
101.1 FM in North Adams
98.7 FM in Great Barrington
98.3 FM in Lee
106.1 FM in Pittsfield / Lenox
96.3 FM in Williamstown
640 AM in Western Mass.
Ask your smart speaker to “Play New England Public Media”
Stream here at nepm.org.
Classical music for western Mass.
Classical NEPM is a new service that triples the amount of music presented by NEPM in western Mass. You’ll find John Nowacki here every weekday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with his vibrant mix of music from every era, along with programs from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and much, much more.
On the radio:
91.9 FM in Hampden County
89.3 FM in Hampshire County*
91.7 FM in Franklin County
89.5 FM in South Berkshires
98.9 FM in North Berkshires
WFCR 88.5 HD-2
Stream at classicalnepm.org
Ask your smart speaker to “Play Classical NEPM”
*When Amherst College student programming is not on the air.
How to stream:
Stream 88.5 NEPM and Classical NEPM right from our website on any device. Look for the dark blue bar located above the menu, and click all streams to choose 88.5 NEPM or Classical NEPM. You can also access the Classical NEPM stream at classicalnepm.org.
Download the NEPM App
The NEPM App allows you to listen to both 88.5 NEPM and Classical NEPM, stream NEPM TV, and access your PBS Passport favorites right from your phone. You’ll also find stories from NPR and NEPM News, info about our events, and much more!
Download the Classical NEPM App
Our Classical NEPM app is dedicated to classical music with 24/7 music programming, access to playlists, schedules and more.
On Your Smart Speaker:
Listen to 88.5 NEPM and Classical NEPM through Alexa or Google Home. Learn more here.
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Looking for tips on how to get better reception on your 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 about radio reception and HD radio here.