WNCK/Nantucket Ends WCRB Simulcast
June 19, 2014 at 4:15 AM (PT)
NANTUCKET PUBLIC RADIO INC. is ending its simulcast of WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Classical WCRB/BOSTON and launching a local Classical and News-Talk NPR affiliate on WNCK/NANTUCKET. “NANTUCKET’S NPR STATION, 89.5 WNCK” will air NPR's "MORNING EDITION" and "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED plus Classical music the rest of the day.
PD JUSTIN TYLER said, “The NPR branding is superior and offers extremely compelling content with both talk elements and news. We have had a ten year relationship with BOSTON’s Classical Station, WCRB (a service of WGBH) as they have been simulcast partners on our 89.5 frequency. However, we felt this was the right time to offer Island residents a blend of NPR programming and classical music while focusing on community issues, events and happenings that are important for Nantucketers.”
GM JEFF SHAPIRO added, “We feel that the sophistication of NPR News/Talk along with Classical music is the perfect fit for a key segment of the island population. We will continue to add more and more locally originating talk programming to key weekend periods. We are looking for local residents and visitors who might want to contribute audio/talk content to make NANTUCKET’s NPR station a special and unique place for NANTUCKET listeners.”