Wisconsin Public Radio

Madison, Wisconsin


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Wisconsin Public Radio is a 3-network, 34-startion regional group with a very long history. Regular broadcasts began from our flagship station WHA (then the callsign was 9XM) before America's entry into World War I. Our website has a nice list of our accomplishments.


Chapter A Day - one of the longest-running programs in radio history, began on WHA when a radio guest cancels and the host decides to read a library book to fill the hour. Listeners ask for more. In 1932, it's carried as a summer program. In 1939, it becomes a daily program and continues to this day.

The Larry Meiller Show - a midday show full of practical tips, traces its roots back to the earliest days of noontime weather and farm-market reports.

Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? - one of WPR's shows that is distributed nationwide. This shows, offering music, humor, quizzes has been running for thirty years.

To the Best of Our Knowledge - another long-running WPR show that is distributed to many other public radio stations.

You can see a full list of our programs under the "Shows" tab on any of our webpages. You'd be hard-pressed to find another public radio organization producing as many shows.