Who We Are:
90.9 WBUR-FM is Boston’s NPR news station and the home of nationally syndicated programs, including On Point, Here & Now, Only A Game and Car Talk, which reach millions of listeners each week on NPR stations across the United States and online. WBUR provides listeners with thorough coverage of local, national and international news from NPR, Public Radio International and the BBC, in addition to its own locally produced content. WBUR has a dedicated newsroom reporting original, local content throughout the day, as well as Radio Boston, a daily news magazine examining issues, news, people and places through a distinctly Boston lens.
Through a dynamic exchange of ideas, WBUR serves and engages the local community as a source of news and information, providing insight and cultural context that unites a diverse, complex and changing world.
- Produces and airs more than 25 hours of locally produced programs each week
- Reaches approximately 500,000 listeners weekly
- Generates multimedia content online — plus the full text and audio for radio stories — in addition to live streaming and podcasting
- Engages thousands of fans on Facebook and Twitter, plus a community of users who share stories and photos via our iPhone application, YouTube and Flickr
- On Point (10 a.m. to noon weekdays) with Tom Ashbrook, one of the fastest-growing NPR programs in the nation, is the top-rated podcast for NPR distributed call-in programs produced by a member station.
- Here & Now (noon to 1 p.m. weekdays) with Robin Young reaches more than 1.1 million listeners each week, with compelling newsmagazine-style content, plus breaking news and great conversations.
- Morning Edition (5 to 9 a.m. weekdays) with Bob Oakes is a morning staple for listeners across New England, as one of the top-rated news programs in all of Boston radio.
- Radio Boston (3 to 4 p.m. weekdays), co-hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks, introduces Bostonians to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe.
- All Things Considered (4 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays) with Sacha Pfeiffer is the afternoon counterpart to Morning Edition, consisting of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries and insightful features on arts, music and entertainment. It is one of the most listened-to afternoon drive-time news radio programs in the city.
- Car Talk (11 a.m. to noon Saturday and 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday) a public radio staple hosted by Tom & Ray Magliozzi, also known as Click & Clack, since 1977, is carried on 588 stations, from Guam to Fairbanks, Alaska, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, reaching more than 4.4 million listeners.
- Only A Game (7 to 8 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday) is an award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, and has the distinction of being the only sports program carried by NPR.
Awards & Recognition:
WBUR programs and journalists have won hundreds of awards for reporting, features and news series, documentaries, investigative reports and digital innovation. Our recent accolades include:
- 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Large Market Radio Website, from the Radio and Television Digital News Association
- 13 2010 Regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press Awards (Explore the list of award-winning stories)
- 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence, from the Radio and Television Digital News Association
- 11 2009 Regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press Awards (Explore the list of award-winning stories)
You, Our Listeners:
WBUR is a non-profit affiliate of NPR and relies on funding from listener support, corporate underwriters, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and hundreds of volunteers. Every dollar raised is reinvested in WBUR, and our community, in the form of fair and objective journalism upon which more than 500,000 listeners depend.
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Meet Our Business Managers
WBUR is managed by Charles Kravetz, a veteran of broadcast journalism, appointed general manager in January 2011. Corey Lewis is station manager. Jean Wong is director of finance. Jeff Hutton directs the station’s corps of engineers.
Meet Our Executive Advisory Council & Board of Overseers
Paul A. La Camera, who was WBUR’s general manager from 2005-2010, now serves as Boston University’s administrator of public radio. The WBUR Executive Advisory Council and WBUR Board of Overseers are composed of Boston-area community and business leaders dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission of WBUR and its affiliated stations.
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