We are thrilled to announce that The Moth is coming to Vermont for a series of Story Slam contests in 2014!
The series kicks off on Tuesday, March 18 at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington. Guests are invited to prepare a five-minute story about a maiden voyage - your first kiss, first overseas trip, or any first time.
We've heard several reports over the last week from listeners having a hard time receiving VPR Classical at 95.1 from Sunderland/Manchester.
This past week we checked all of the equipment at our transmitter site. All of the equipment appears to be working fine and we are broadcasting at full power. We are now looking into other possible issues including some sort of local interference or antenna problems.
Listen to the live webcast Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The lineup includes Perfect Pussy, Eagulls, Kelis, Damon Albarn and St. Vincent. On Friday at noon tune in for the SXSW keynote address delivered by Lady Gaga.
The ultimate battle for supremacy is here: who is the greatest and most dominant personality in all of public media? Who will reign supreme as the King or Queen of Public Media? Terry Gross? Mister Rogers? The Dowager Countess? Ira Glass?
Some of our listeners do not receive VPR well. Occasionally a listener will call with a complaint that their reception has suddenly and permanently gone bad. Here is a guide to improving poor reception or restoring good reception of VPR. It includes some background information on how FM radio works and common causes of interference, general suggestions for improving reception, specific troubleshooting tips, and a summary that includes specific suggestions for buying and installing an FM antenna.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Thanks to everyone who called, emailed, or made comments for today's program. Listener feedback is incredibly important to VPR and we always want to know what's on your mind. If you missed the program, you can hear it again below, and as always, feel free to contact us anytime with your thoughts.
Yesterday was Town Meeting Day in Vermont. For the uninitiated, Town Meeting Day takes place on the first Tuesday in March and is a day when Vermonters get together in their town halls to make decisions about their local government. From the perspective of a media organization needing to report results, it's a lot like an election day.