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Frequently Asked Questions: About NHPR

What is NHPR?
New Hampshire Public Radio is a public radio station serving the state of New Hampshire with news, information and cultural programming. Visit our About NHPR page to learn more.

Does NHPR receive funding from government sources?
NHPR does not receive any regular direct funding from local, state or federal governments. It receives an annual grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which gives grants to public radio stations across the country. This grant generally makes up less than 10% of NHPR annual income.

How can I find more information about something I heard on the air?
Our broadcast schedule is filled with programs from a variety of sources. The best way to track down something you heard is to go to our schedule page and look for the day and time you were listening. Click on the name of that program and you will be redirected to that program’s homepage, where you can find a program schedule, archives and contact information.

How does NHPR differ from NHPTV?
NHPR and NHPTV are independent organizations. Some states have what are called "joint licensees," in which the same organization broadcasts public television and public radio services. (Maine Public Broadcasting Network is such a service.) NHPR and NHPTV, on the other hand, are separate organizations.

How can I listen to NHPR?
There are full-power radio stations and lower-power translator stations across New Hampshire that deliver NHPR's programming to your radio. The station or frequency you should tune to depends on where you live. Visit the Station Locator page to see our frequencies.

You can also listen to NHPR online.

How do I get a CD copy of an NPR program?
CD’s of NPR news programs are available by calling 877-NPR-TEXT. Be sure to note the name of the program and the date and time it aired. For questions about NPR programs, call NPR Audience Service at 203-234-5678.

How do I get a CD copy of an NHPR program?
CD’s are available for $15. To order, please call 603-228-8910 or fill out the form attached below* and submit to:

New Hampshire Public Radio
2 Pillsbury Street, 6th Floor
Concord, NH 03301

*In addition to payment by credit card, you may also pay by check; please provide with submission of the form attached below.

How does NHPR differ from national organizations such as NPR, PRI or APM?
National Public Radio, based in Washington, D.C., is a radio production and distribution company for programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered. NPR has more than 500 member stations nationwide.

Public Radio International, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, distributes public radio programs such as Science Friday and Studio 360.

Public Radio Exchange, based in Cambridge, MA, distributes public radio programs such as This American Life and The MOTH Radio Hour.

American Public Media, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, distributes public radio programs such as A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace.

NHPR purchases programs from these companies at a significant cost and also produces its own programs like The Exchange and Word of Mouth.

Where does NHPR get its funding?
NHPR is a community licensee with a statewide Board of Directors. It is not affiliated with public television or any college or university. The majority of NHPR’s funding comes from local businesses and members like you.

Does NHPR receive support from corporate foundations?
Yes we do. Corporate foundations contribute generously to NHPR. For more information regarding corporate foundation support, please contact Alexandra Urbanowski at aurbanowski (at) nhpr dot org.

Can I rent NHPR's community meeting room for a meeting or an event?
NHPR’s new broadcast center has three rooms available for meetings or for events, perfect for your next board meeting, off-site retreat or small gala. For more information, please contact rkates (at) nhpr dot org.

How can I get a tour of the NHPR studios?
We would be more than happy to give you a tour of our beautiful state-of-the-art studios. Contact bszelog (at) nhpr dot org to set up a visit.

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