Mission: WAMC is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to "furnish, prepare and present non-profit and non-commercial educational, instructional and cultural radio programs and also non-profit and non-commercial programs (including without limitation, chamber and folk music programs and forums on public affairs) for live audiences which may also be broadcast."
Target demographics: Keep people informed of current affairs and to provide educational and cultural radio programming to the general public.
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 500,000 monthly listeners learn about current affairs through award-winning news programs.
Geographic areas served: Albany, NY
Programs: WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, is a regional public radio network serving more than 400,000 monthly listeners from seven northeastern states including CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, VT, and PA. Chartered by the NYS Board of Regents in 1984, WAMC broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week with a schedule of news, information, music, and cultural programming. In addition to programming provided by NPR, WAMC produces and broadcasts nine locally-aired programs and nine nationally-syndicated programs, which are broadcast by hundreds of radio stations throughout North America and on Armed Forces Radio. The station’s multi-award winning news department is unmatched by any other in public radio, and is a regular recipient of awards for exceptional journalism.