In 1975, four Vermonters gathered to create a public radio station for Vermont. National experts tried to dissuade them, reasoning that Vermont was too rural
a state to support a station solely by listener support. Vermonters proved them wrong on every count. Look at us now! Vermont Public Radio was made possible by thousands of Vermonters that volunteered and contributed funds to provide ongoing access to programming that informs, educates and entertains and we're still going strong. For the past decade, the station has consistently ranked as one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the country, based on radio listening per capita. Currently, more than 26,000 people contribute to VPR.
On October 1, 2007 Vermont Public Radio became two distinct services - VPR and VPR Classical. VPR offers news and information programming along with public radio entertainment favorites. And VPR Classical, our expanded network of stations providing classical music 24/7. Vermont Public Radio's WVPR 89.5 FM in the Upper Valley became the first radio station in Vermont to begin broadcasting in HD digital sound on July 19, 2006. Fitting, given WVPR was Vermont's first public radio station.
As a community licensee, Vermont Public Radio operates with a state-wide Board of Directors and the majority of its funding comes from local community support.
Shows: A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, Car Talk (NPR), Fresh Air (NPR), Hearts of Space, Here and Now (WBUR), Living on Earth, Marketplace, NPR's Morning Edition, On the Media, Piano Jazz, Says You, Selected Shorts, This American Life, Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, Weekend All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday, Weekend Edition Sunday, From Our Own Correspondent (R4 Edition), Global Business, One Planet, The Strand, Assignment, BBC Business Daily, BBC World Business News, BBC World News, Business Weekly, Charlie Gillett's World of Music, Heart and Soul, On Point, Politics UK, Science in Action, The Instant Guide, The Interview, The World Today, World Briefing, World Update, BBC Newshour, The World, The Writer's Almanac, World Cafe, Marketplace Money, Speaking of Faith, Splendid Table, The Story, American Routes, Sound of Young America, Studio 360, Only a Game, All the Traditions, Jazz with George Thomas, My Place, Vermont Edition
Hosts: Michele Norris, Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi, Robin Young, Steve Curwood, Bobby Bascomb, Eileen Bolinsky, Kai Ryssdal, Steve Chiotakis, Jeremy Hobson, Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep, Dorothy Hickson, Carlos Rosado, Richard Knox, Isaiah Sheffer, Ira Glass, Jessica Hopper, Alex Blumberg, Peter Sagal Sagal, Carl Kasell Kasell, Guy Raz, Scott Simon, Audie Cornish, Tom Ashbrook, Dan Damon, Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, Jamie C Here, Lisa Mullins, Marco Werman, Garrison Keillor, Betsy Allister, Holly Vanderhaar, Dennis Coffey, Lloyd Cole, Steve Miller, Tess Vigeland, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Sally Swift, Dick Gordon, Katie Davis, Carol Jackson, Nick Spitzer, Maureen Loughran, Kaori Maeyama, Paul Provenza, Kurt Andersen, Bill Littlefield, Charlie Pierce, Robert Resnik, Bill Moore, Carl Rohling, Thomas Hutchings, Joel Najman, Jane Lindholm, Bob Kinzel