North State Public Radio (NSPR) provides news, information, and cultural programming to a 12-county region of Northern California from two main transmitters (KCHO Chico and KFPR Redding).
According to Nielsen, NSPR’s weekly listenership is 42,800
NSPR is a National Public Radio affiliate and airs NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and Weekend All Things Considered. The station also contracts with American Public Media, Public Radio International, Public Radio Exchange and other radio syndicates to present news and cultural programing such as Fresh Air, This American Life, A Prairie Home Companion, Latino USA, BBC World News, and many others.
- Weekly news programming: 100 hours
- Weekly cultural programming: 60 hours
NSPR produces local cultural and informational programs including Cultivating Place, Blue Dot Report, Nancy’s Bookshelf, Afternoon Classics, and Evening Jazz.
Local and Regional News
NSPR produces and airs daily local/regional news and weekly local/regional news features. NSPR contracts with Capital Public Radio (Sacramento) and KQED (San Francisco) to provide state/regional news.
- More than 30 local and regional features aired in 2016-17
Public Service Announcements
NSPR airs free public service announcements (PSAs) submitted to the station by area civic and nonprofit organizations.
- More than 6,000 PSA’s aired in 2016-17
- Examples: Center for Healthy Communities, Wintu Audubon Society, Tehama County Department of Education, Butte Humane Society, Sierra Club, Redding Performing Arts Society
Emergency Broadcast System
North State Public Radio serves the public as an important part of the Emergency Broadcast System, a national public warning system. NSPR works with federal, state and local authorities to deliver critically important emergency information, including AMBER alerts, weather warnings, and disaster coordination.