WPR's Ideas Network on WHHI-FM/HD1!
Beginning in July 2012, listeners to Wisconsin Public Radio on 91.3 FM, WHHI in southwest Wisconsin, were introduced to the full Ideas Network schedule.
Previously, listeners to 91.3 WHHI-FM had been missing two popular Ideas Network programs carried in every other part of the state - At Issue with Ben Merens at 3:00 pm and Q with Jian Ghomeshi at 5:00 pm. After several months of thoughtful consideration, WPR made the decision to add both to WHHI-FM/HD1, complementing the rest of the day's talk-show schedule.
These changes mean that WHHI-FM/HD1 no longer carries All Things Considered and Marketplace. These shows, along with the rest of WPR's NPR News and Classical Music Network, can be heard on WHHI's new HD-radio stream, 91.3 WHHI-HD3 with an HD radio (see the Special Announcements section on our Southwest Region page). In southwestern Wisconsin you can also find it on 88.7 WERN-FM in Madison, 88.9 WLSU-FM in La Crosse, and 89.1 WSSW-FM in Platteville. The shows are also available online at wpr.org.
We considered a number of options when making these changes. We are excited about the new schedule for WHHI-FM/HD1 and hope that you will tune in and let us know what you think. Please listen and share your thoughts with us by emailing Listener@wpr.org or by calling Audience Services at 1-800-747-7444.
FAQ (from July 2012):
If you already enjoy the insights, guests and conversation on shows like Joy Cardin, Kathleen Dunn and Larry Meiller, we think that you will enjoy At Issue at 3:00 pm. Each weekday, host Ben Merens invites listeners to join discussions relating to current affairs, science, economics, technology and much more. At 5:00 pm, you can enjoy Q, a daily mashup of arts, cultural affairs and entertainment, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi. This one-hour program offers a fresh voice that resonates with fans of WPR's talk shows and NPR news.
No, they can still be heard at their regular time on WPR's News & Classical Music service, which includes three of our other stations in your area. In southwestern Wisconsin you can find both shows on WERN 88.7 FM in Madison, WLSU 88.9 FM in La Crosse, and WSSW 89.1 FM in Platteville. Some listeners in the far southwest part of the state can also receive Iowa Public Radio on 89.7 FM or 90.9 FM - All Things Considered airs from 4:00-6:30 pm and Marketplace airs 6:30-7:00 pm.
Southwestern Wisconsin is one of the most beautiful areas in the state, but unfortunately, the driftless area's rugged terrain also means that some listeners could have difficulty tuning in the stations mentioned above. If you have trouble finding our NPR News & Classical Music stations, please call or email WPR Audience Services at 1-800-747-7444 or email@example.com for additional help. You can also listen to all of our stations online at wpr.org, just click on the 'Live Streams' link at the top of the home page. If you own an iPhone, you can download the free WPR app from the iTunes store.
WPR's afternoon newscasts will continue to be heard on WHHI following NPR's hourly newscasts at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m. WPR's extended statewide newscasts will continue to be heard at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., just as they are now during All Things Considered.
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