News About WFPL

Specials, program updates, changes… we’re a busy place.


Local News
10:36 am
Thu April 25, 2013

WFPL Having Technical Difficulties

Update: And we're back. 

Work continues to address the issue, however.

Earlier: WFPL is having technical difficulties Thursday morning and is currently off the air.

Listeners can still stream programming here.

We'll update as soon as 89.3 is back on the air.

Local News
10:51 am
Thu April 18, 2013

WFPL Airing Live Coverage of Memorial for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

WFPL will air NPR's live coverage of the memorial for victims of Monday's bombing during the Boston Marathon.

People were lined up in Boston to attend the memorial early this morning, reports NPR member station WBUR. 

NPR's coverage begins at 11 a.m. Listen at 89.3 or stream at

Local News
7:24 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Louisville Public Media Reaches $500,000 Goal for Spring Membership Campaign

Louisville Public Media has met its $500,000 goal for the Spring Membership Campaign.

The goal was reached as the campaign came to a close Saturday evening. The campaign began on Monday.

Louisville Public Media provides three public radio stations—WFPL 89.3, WFPK 91.9 and WUOL 90.5. 

Local News
1:32 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

WFPL Wants (Needs?) Local Music for Station Breaks

Even Devin Katayama is writing music for WFPL.

Hey, Louisville. WFPL loves local music, and we want to feature more of it on air. No, we're not taking on our beloved sister station, WFPK. We're looking for fresh songs to play in between news segments and shows throughout the day.

You know the music we use. You've been hearing it for years. It's the acoustic guitar riff that plays right after Ira Glass signs off, or that synth-and-drums number you hear underneath the credits on Sunday afternoons.


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Local News
7:47 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

WFPL to Go Off Air Briefly Sunday Night for Technical Work

WFPL will go off the air briefly Sunday night for technical maintenance.

The outage will happen sometime after 11 p.m. Sunday. The station should return to the airwaves long before the morning commute.

Local News
12:45 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

On Byline Today: JCPS and Low-Achieving Schools, a General Assembly Update and Vacant Office Space

Struggling schools, the proposed tax to fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and vacant buildings in downtown Louisville are up for discussion at 1 p.m. today on Byline.

WFPL's Devin Katayama will discuss recent criticism of Jefferson County Public Schools and its number of "priority"—that is, low-achieving—schools.

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Local News
12:56 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

To Our Listeners: We're Having Transmitter Issues

WFPL is having transmitter issues Tuesday afternoon; some listeners may have trouble hearing us on air at 89.3.

If that's you, engineers are working to fix the issue. 

Until then, you can listen to the broadcast streaming online at

Local News
11:23 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting Seeks Managing Editor and Four Reporters

Louisville Public Media (LPM), which operates the city’s three public radio stations, has secured funding to establish the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, which will pursue high-quality, high-impact investigative journalism in the public interest.

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Local News
11:51 am
Tue December 18, 2012

In His Final Broadcast, BBC's Robin Lustig Shouts Out Louisville

After decades on air (he joined the BBC in 1989), legendary broadcaster Robin Lustig has signed off.

Local News
7:00 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Hang on to Your Holly: WFPL's Holiday Lineup is Here

We know you're restless this week, dreaming of all the owl-themed gifts that are sure to fill your stocking. So here's a little something from us at WFPL. It's our holiday schedule. Think of it as an early holiday present.

Saturday, 12/22 12 p.m. | Tinsel Tales II

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