About WNPR

WNPR News offers extensive local and national news coverage for the citizens of Connecticut as the radio service of The Connecticut Public Broadcasting NetworkIt serves Connecticut; Rhode Island; Long Island, New York; and parts of Massachusetts, with news, talk, information, and entertainment programming. The station produces three daily award-winning flagship programs, Where We LiveThe Faith Middleton Show, and The Colin McEnroe Show.
 

WNPR.org is powered by the WNPR news staff as well as NPR’s global news service, bringing its award-winning, in-depth coverage of arts, health, education, politics, business, and environment to its website and on-air programming. 

Please send your comments and suggestions to wnprinfo@wnpr.org.

Network History
 
Thanks to the generous support of the communities we serve, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., has evolved from a single television station broadcasting in black and white in 1962 to a statewide broadcasting network with four television stations, four radio stations and one cable network.
 
In 1962, the Connecticut Educational Television Station began broadcasting in black and white from the basement of the Trinity College Library in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1978, Connecticut Public Radio joined the network, forming what is today known as Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., parent organization of CPTV (Connecticut Public Television) and WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio.
 
In the beginning, motivated and eager individuals had a vision: to enrich people's lives through high-quality, non-commercial, educational programming. Institutions like Trinity College and the State of Connecticut supported this goal of reaching out to the community through public broadcasting.
 
Over the years, the organization has grown, thanks to the continued support of the communities we serve. In 2004, CPBI made the move to a new broadcast home in Hartford's historic Asylum Hill neighborhood, a facility with contemporary technology that has enabled CPTV and WNPR to provide programming through a variety of multi-media platforms, in addition to traditional television and radio broadcasting.