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About Connecticut Public Radio

Connecticut Public Radio offers extensive local and national news coverage for the citizens of Connecticut as the radio service of Connecticut Public. It serves Connecticut; Rhode Island; Long Island, New York; and parts of Massachusetts, with news, talk, information, and entertainment programming. The station produces daily award-winning flagship programs Where We Live and The Colin McEnroe Showas well as the weekly Faith Middleton Food Schmooze, The Wheelhouse, and NEXT.

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

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Where to Tune In

Our radio signal reaches throughout Connecticut and the east end of Long Island, New York.

Connecticut Public Radio programming is aired 24 hours a day on the following frequencies:

  • WNPR and WNPR H-D 1 Meriden at 90.5 FM (this transmitter serves the Hartford/New Haven area)

  • WPKT and WPKT H-D 1 Norwich at 89.1 FM (this transmitter serves the Norwich/New London area

  • WEDW-FM Stamford at 88.5 FM (this transmitter serves the Stamford/Greenwich area)

  • W- 258-A-C Storrs at 99. 5 FM (this translator serves the Storrs/Mansfield area)

  • WRLI Southampton at 91.3 FM (this transmitter serves the east end of Long Island, New York)

  • W206BW Westville at 89.1 FM (this translator serves the New Haven area)

Note on preceding map: Service does not stop at this contour line. In many cases, FM stations can be received at locations well beyond the location of the mapped contour, with interference-free reception becoming less likely at greater distances.

In addition, parts of Connecticut Public Radio’s programming day are carried on other frequencies. These stations air their own programming outside the hours listed.

  • WVOF Fairfield at 88.5 FM:
    Monday to Friday 5:00 to 10:00 am and 4:00 to 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday 5:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • WECS Willimantic at 90.1 FM:
    Monday to Friday 5:00 to 9:00 am and 4:00 to 7:00 pm
    Saturday 5:00 to 11:00 am and 5:00 to 6:00 pm
    Sunday 5:00 to 11:00 am

Network History

Thanks to the generous support of the communities we serve, Connecticut Public 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, parent organization of Connecticut Public Television) and 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, Connecticut Public made the move to a new broadcast home in Hartford's historic Asylum Hill neighborhood, a facility with contemporary technology that has enabled Connecticut Public Television and Connecticut Public Radio to provide programming through a variety of multi-media platforms, in addition to traditional television and radio broadcasting.