VERMONT EDITION GOES DAILY BEGINNING AUGUST 13 ON VPR

first_imgVermont Native Jane Lindholm to Host New Daily NewsmagazineVermont Public Radio is breaking new ground this August 13th. The state-wide public radio service is launching a daily news magazine, Vermont Edition, with new host Jane Lindholm. The new program, airing weekdays noon-1 p.m., has grown out of the weekly Vermont Edition which VPR began in 2005.”Listeners have been asking for a daily regional news program for a long time,” says VPR President and General Manager Mark Vogelzang. “We took small steps, first launching the five minute Midday Report, then a weekly version of Vermont Edition. We’re very excited about providing listeners with a robust daily mid-day news magazine.”The daily Vermont Edition will bring listeners more news and conversation about issues affecting their lives, plus a bit of the unexpected. The program will be broad-reaching, covering issues, art, culture and music in Vermont and the surrounding region.”We’re going to consider the context of current events through conversations with newsmakers and people who make the region buzz,” says Lindholm. “We’ll go behind the news, diving into what makes this region unique.”On Fridays, VPR’s veteran journalist Bob Kinzel leads a discussion on politics, government and considers the week in review. Reporter Steve Zind, who served as host of the weekly Vermont Edition, continues with the program, serving as the program’s editor. And the program will keep its signature “slice of life” feature at the close of each broadcast. That might include a competition for a new peace song or a tongue-in-cheek report from the black fly festival in Adamant; a moving essay or a live performance and interview from Vermont’s music scene.Lindholm, 28, joined VPR this summer having served as director and associate producer of Marketplace, public radio’s award-winning national business program. Born in East Middlebury, Jane graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Anthropology. She began her career writing and editing for “Let’s Go Travel Guides.” In 2001, Jane joined National Public Radio (NPR) as an editorial/production assistant for Radio Expeditions, a co-production of NPR and the National Geographic Society. She’s also worked with NPR’s Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition Saturday.The debut of the daily Vermont Edition falls on the 30th anniversary of Vermont Public Radio’s first broadcast day. It also launches as Vermont Public Radio prepares to expand to two distinct state-wide services: one offering news and cultural entertainment and VPR Classical, featuring classical music 24 hours a day. Public radio favorites such as Car Talk, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and A Prairie Home Companion will be on the VPR news service, along with locally produced music programs My Place, All the Traditions and jazz. The transition is expected to happen this fall.VPR can be heard at 107.9 FM in Burlington, 89.5 FM in Windsor, 88.7 FM in Rutland, 88.5 FM in St. Johnsbury, 94.3 FM in Bennington, 92.5 in Manchester, 94.5 in Brattleboro, 95.3 in Middlebury, 94.1 in Montpelier and online at vpr.net.VPR Classical can be heard at 88.1 in Norwich, 93.5 Bennington, 103.9 Hanover, 106.9 Manchester, 99.5 Middlebury,95.1 in Sunderland/Manchester, 99.5 Newbury, 106.9 Woodstock and online at vpr.net.Both VPR and VPR Classical are also available in HD Digital Radio in northern Vermont and the Upper Valley.last_img

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