school http://ripr.org en What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms http://ripr.org/post/whats-open-whats-closed-due-snowstorms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Real-time updates for weather-related school, road and event closings! &nbsp;A service provided by the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ribroadcasters.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">RI Broadcasters Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Rhode Island Public Radio.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:22:20 +0000 Aaron Read & James Baumgartner 27106 at http://ripr.org What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms Why WCVY was Off the Air for a Few Days http://ripr.org/post/why-wcvy-was-air-few-days <div>When you’re a broadcast engineer, you get used to receiving calls at odd hours proclaiming things that tend to fall outside the bounds of “normal.” &nbsp; It’s just the nature of the job. &nbsp; But even your intrepid engineer can be surprised sometimes. &nbsp;Friday morning, August 23rd, was one of those times.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br><br>That morning I got a call informing me that WCVY, our 91.5FM signal for much of Kent County, was off the air.<br><br>Why was it off the air?<br><br><a href="http://www.abc6.com/story/23231541/storm-causes-damage-to-coventry-high-school-roof">The roof collapsed and rain got in</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br><br>Say what?<br>&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:53:00 +0000 Aaron Read 21030 at http://ripr.org Why WCVY was Off the Air for a Few Days RI nursing ed in spotlight, plus: cutting the cord too soon? http://ripr.org/post/ri-nursing-ed-spotlight-plus-cutting-cord-too-soon <p>The University of Rhode Island’s nursing school announced today that it has won $3.8M in federal grants – a huge number for a small school, and for nursing, at that. You can read more about those grants in our news coverage <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1947284/RIPR.News/URI.nursing.school.wins.$3.8M.in.federal.grants">here</a> and see URI’s press release <a href="http://www.uri.edu/news/releases/?id=6412">here</a>. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8287 at http://ripr.org