WNPR offers news, information and entertainment programming available to listeners on the FM dial, as well as online streaming and podcasting. WNPR has earned a reputation for award-winning journalism, having received eight Mark Twain Awards for Overall Station Excellence. A member of National Public Radio (NPR), American Public Media (APM), and Public Radio International (PRI), WNPR is one of the leading news stations in the public radio system. The WNPR news department originates in-depth news reports on issues and events of importance to Connecticut – such as technology and the environment – that frequently are broadcast nationally on NPR. Plus, WNPR news reporters are a major presence at the State Capitol, taking listeners inside the inner workings of state politics.
WNPR’s longest-running original program, The Faith Middleton Show, has been on the air for over 30 years. Peabody Award-winner Faith Middleton has interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life, on subjects ranging from social issues to the culinary arts (The Food Schmooze) enriching the lives of listeners through thought-provoking conversations.
WNPR’s popular daily news- talk program Where We Live focuses on important issues and ideas in Connecticut and from around the world, bringing community leaders into the studio and engaging listeners in the discussion. Hosted by WNPR News Director John Dankosky, it has been voted the best call-in show in public radio by PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated).
WNPR’s most recently established original program is The Colin McEnroe Show. Hosted by humorist, author and columnist Colin McEnroe, the program provides discussion of news, arts, culture, and life that draws on national and local voices for a variety of perspectives from across the state, region, and nation.