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North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC officials announced today the acquisition of WFSS, a public radio station licensed to Fayetteville State University.

WFSS is a 100,000-watt FM station that broadcasts in the Sandhills region on the 91.9 frequency. It will begin airing WUNC’s news programming following approval of the deal by the Fayetteville State University Board of Trustees this morning. Previously, WFSS offered a news/jazz hybrid.

Hosts Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young are thrilled to be a part of the WUNC lineup - Here Now

Robin Young from Here & Now is coming to Raleigh.

State of the Re:Union - Re:Defining Black History 2014
State of the Re:Union

The public radio program State of the Re:Union has a lofty goal. They want to tell the story of America, one community at a time.

On Monday January 20 at noon and 8 p.m. WUNC will present a State of the Re:Union special called Re:Defining Black History 2014. (Listen to the show here.)

Alec Baldwin
Mary Ellen Matthews

Update: The final "Here's The Thing" aired Sunday March 16, 2014. 

Alec Baldwin's "Here's The Thing" returns Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. with fresh conversations that provide unique entrée into the lives of some of today’s most exciting performers. Guests range from Jerry Seinfeld to Peter Frampton, from Judd Apatow to Chris Columbus. Baldwin sidesteps the predictable and fosters engaging conversations with a mixture of curiosity, intelligence and warmth.  The 11-week series starts January 5.

Rachel McCarthy (left) & Carol Jackson with Dick Gordon
Jorge Valencia / The Story

New evening time for State of Things, debut of On Being and Q as The Story broadcasts end on WUNC 

Dick Gordon, host of the The Story
Indaia Whitcombe

"The Story,” a nationally syndicated public radio news interview program hosted by the award-winning journalist Dick Gordon, will broadcast its final program on North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC on October 11, 2013.

Gordon plans to return to his native Canada, where he started his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to be closer to his family.

Connie Walker, WUNC’s president and general manager, said Gordon recently made the difficult decision to step away from the program, which is produced at WUNC and offers an hour of stories, five days a week, in a long-form conversation format.

Patty Painter-Wakefield
Diane Douglass Photography

Today is her last day. We say goodbye to our colleague Patty Painter-Wakefield. She and her family are moving to new opportunities out of state.

WUNC was ranked the number 5 public radio station in the country.
Laura Candler

A new report by The Media Audit names WUNC one of the top five public radio stations in the country. The report used cume ratings – the estimated number of people who have listened to the station during a given period – to determine stations’ popularity. WUNC was ranked number five, with nearly 17 percent of adults in the market listening to the station in the past seven days at the time of the report.

Ira Glass and the This American Life producers celebrate their 500th episode this weekend.
Adrianne Mathiowetz

UPDATE: Hear Episode #500 on the TAL website.

If you are a This American Life listener, get ready to celebrate. The popular radio show is reaching a milestone this weekend, broadcasting its 500th episode. To celebrate, Ira asked each of the show’s producers to recall their favorite moment—whether that be a single phrase or an entire story—and talk about that moment during a special, behind-the-scenes, “best-of” episode airing this weekend.

Hosts Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young are thrilled to be a part of the WUNC lineup - Here Now

WUNC is proud to announce that it is adding NPR's Here & Now to its weekday lineup.  The program begins on July 1 and will air Monday through Thursday at 2 pm.

Science Friday with Ira Flatow will continue to air Fridays at 2.