About WNPR

WELCOME to the new WNPR News website!
 

Our new WNPR News website enables us to offer more extensive local and national news coverage for the citizens of Connecticut.

The new WNPR News website at WNPR.org is powered by the WNPR news staff as well as NPR’s global news service. As an 8-time winner of the Mark Twain Award for Overall Station Excellence in Connecticut, WNPR brings its award-winning coverage of arts, health, education, politics, business and environment to this new site, in addition to the content of its signature radio shows: Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show and The Faith Middleton Show. In the coming months, the site will evolve to include contributions from individuals and other news and cultural organizations around the state.

Jerry Franklin, President & CEO of CPBN, commented on how this new online service is part of broader plan at the statewide network. “The long term goal of our digital strategy is to better serve our current listeners and viewers, and to attract a new audience—readers on the web—as we add a third platform to our strong radio and television platforms.” Franklin continued, “We’re energized to have a new outlet for WNPR’s nonpartisan, high standard of journalism.”

We look forward to your feedback: Please send your comments and suggestions to wnprinfo@wnpr.org.

With the relaunch of the WNPR News site, the station’s sister website, YourPublicMedia.org, is migrating all of its content to the new WNPR.org.

Coming later this year, CPBN will also relaunch new websites for CPTV, CPTV Sports, CPTV Kids and more.

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WNPR serves Connecticut, Rhode Island, Long Island (NY) and parts of Massachusetts with news, talk, information and entertainment programming.  WNPR produces three daily award-winning flagship programs, Where We Live, The Faith Middleton Show and The Colin McEnroe Show.
 
The award-winning WNPR News department originates in-depth news reports on issues and events of importance to Connecticut and beyond --such as politics, technology, business, the environment and the arts—that frequently are selected for national broadcast on NPR.
 
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.