Help / FAQ

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers – at least to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. If you don’t find what you’re looking for below, please reach out to our Audience Services team at or 800-747-7444.

How do I contact WPR?

You can reach WPR’s headquarters by calling our Audience Services line at 800-747-7444 during business hours. If you want to reach our regional offices or connect with individual staff members, please visit WPR’s Contact Us page for detailed information.

You can listen to WPR’s two networks live with our built-in audio player on The player is in the dark gray bar at the bottom of your screen. You can select the network you want to hear — WPR News or WPR Music — here’s a little more information:

If you’re on your phone: click on the orange text that says “All Streams.” The audio player should expand so you can choose the network you want to hear. You’ll also find links to the network program schedules, playlists and program notes there.

If you’re on a computer: click on the red oval that says “Live Streams” in it. The audio player should expand so you can choose the network you want to hear. You’ll also find links to the network program schedules, playlists and program notes there.

If you’re having trouble with the audio player, please let our Audience Services team know by email or by calling 800-747-7444.

How do I submit a news tip or media release to WPR?

Do you have a news tip or an idea for a future WPR story? We welcome ideas and media releases from the public, just visit WPR’s Contact Us page and use the provided form.

How do I call-in or participate in a live program?

If you want to join in a conversation or share your question or thoughts for a guest on one of WPR’s talk shows: Email or call 800-642-1234 during the program. Please be sure to follow our call-in guidelines.

Do you have any job openings or internships?

We are always looking for dedicated staff to support our mission and work. You can find a complete list of open positions at WPR, PBS Wisconsin and the Educational Communications Board here. You can also follow us on LinkedIn where we also post new opportunities as they come up.

How can I listen to WPR?

There are many ways to listen to Wisconsin Public Radio on air or streaming. WPR is home to 38 stations with two broadcast networks – WPR News Network and WPR Music Network. Find your local radio station or listen to a live stream of our networks via the free WPR mobile app and through most smart speakers.

Find more details on listening here.

How do I listen to a past program?

Many of our programs are archived for later listening online via or the free WPR app. If you know what show you want to listen to, go to their show page on the website and scroll to the “Browse Archive” link at the bottom of the page. From there, you should be able to search the archive for specific topics or program dates. You can also try searching the website using our search page.

How do I find my local station?

Search by zip code or use your current location to find your local station.

How do I improve my radio reception?

We’re sorry you’re having trouble receiving our broadcasts. Interference from home electronics, other stations and the weather are the most common issues with poor reception. Common solutions to reception issues can be found here.

How can I support WPR?

Thank you for your interest in supporting our public service mission. Individual, business and foundation gifts make up the largest source of funding for our work. Find more details here.

I have a question about my membership, who do I talk to?

Questions about membership can sent to our Member Services team at or by calling 800-383-9772. You can find more answers to questions about membership, our funding and donations of any kind in our Membership FAQ web section.

How do I become a business sponsor of WPR?

Thank you for your interest in business sponsorship. Sponsors are vital to our public service mission and are recognized with 15-second on air spots that share their support and message with WPR’s large and loyal statewide audience. Find more details here.

Where can I find your financial statements and related documents?

You can find our financial statements, annual report and related public documents online here.

What was that piece of music I heard?

You can find online playlists for most of our music programs, including WPR classical, “The Road to Higher Ground” and “Simply Folk” by clicking here.

How do I submit a music request?

You can submit a music request for “Classics by Request” here and for “Simply Folk” here.

Can I submit my music for possible airplay on WPR?

We receive thousands of music submissions from record labels and musicians every year. If you’d like to submit your classical, folk or world music for consideration, please email our Audience Services team at and they will help you. We regret that submissions cannot be returned and are not guaranteed to be used on air.

How do I request a WPR or NPR host appearance for my group or event?

Thank you for your interest in having a WPR or NPR host appear at your event. WPR hosts make limited appearances at events throughout the year based on their availability. We abide by strict ethical guidelines and don’t make political or business endorsements.

If your group would like to ask about a WPR host visit, contact Audience Services Manager Kayleigh Glascock at If you’d like to request a visit from an NPR personality, please use this form on