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BPR News and BPR Classic swap frequencies today

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BPR swapped frequencies for BPR News and BPR Classic on Monday, October 31.

BPR’s 20 frequencies across Western North Carolina switched places on the radio dial today, October 31, delivering on a promise to bring more news to more people.

This expansion of service is BPR’s first step in a larger plan to meet crucial information needs in a region designated a “news desert” with low broadband access.

In time, BPR hopes to expand the coverage footprints and is researching the opportunities and costs of expanding a distinct music channel.

Please see the list below to locate the frequencies in your area. If you prefer BPR Classic, but can no longer hear it terrestrially, please view the listening options further below. We want to ensure your access to both BPR News and BPR Classic.

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View coverage maps, FAQs, and additional details here.

BPR News and BPR Classic are also available to stream on our homepage, on the free BPR mobile app, and on smart speakers.

For community members who are interested in getting more involved in BPR’s programming and public service, BPR will open applications for its volunteer advisory group, the Community Forum, later this fall. To apply and learn more, email info@bpr.org or call 828-210-4800.

If you have questions or comments, please email us at info@bpr.org or call 828-210-4800 and follow the prompts to speak with the Membership team.

With more than 15 years of nonprofit experience, Erin joined BPR in January 2020. She previously worked in digital marketing at NTEN in Portland, OR, marketing and communications at NPR in Washington, DC, and membership coordination at Nashville Public Radio in Nashville, TN. She began listening to The Diane Rehm Show on her father’s car radio in middle school, and she’s been a sustaining member of public radio stations across the country ever since.
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