90.9 WBUR FM was founded through Boston University in 1950 and began broadcasting NPR programming in 1970. Today WBUR is recognized as Boston’s NPR news and information station, having the largest radio newsroom in New England.
(Newsroom photo courtesy of WBUR)
NPR’s mission statement is to help build an informed public – “one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.” They work with Member Stations such as WBUR to achieve this goal.
WBUR covers local, national, and international relevant topics such as news, arts, and sports. Their vision as an organization reflects NPR’s. “Through a dynamic exchange of ideas, WBUR serves and engages the local community as a source of news and information, providing insight and cultural context that unites a diverse, complex and changing world.”
Although a radio station, WBUR creates multimedia content to go along with their radio stories. Below is their website in which users can explore stories from different programs and even listen to live streaming and podcasts.