James Baumgartner

Operations & Production Manager

As Operations & Production Manager, James handles everything from on-air promotions to producing the pledge drive. If you have a question about a program or story you heard on RIPR, he will be happy to talk to you about it.

Before joining RIPR, James served as administration manager for CJSR 88.5 FM, a community radio station in Edmonton, Canada, where he also hosted a weekly music program. He got his start in radio during his graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he hosted a weekly electronic music program on WRPI in Troy, NY.

James holds a Bachelor of Music from Missouri State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer. He enjoys cycling and singing Sacred Harp Music.

James manages the station's twitter account: @RINPR

Ways to Connect

Join NPR’s Generation Listen and Rhode Island Public Radio for a special LIVE Listening Party and Broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition. We’re talking politics with host Steve Inskeep at RISD's Fleet Library.

Become a part of the most listened-to weekday show in the country as Steve explores the question: How does where you live define what you need from your government? Reporting stories from the week leading up to the broadcast will dig into what matters to voters, and how much the land, the streets, and the cities where they live impact their experience.

  Make your appointment to interview someone in the StoryCorps MobileBooth.

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Providence from June 23, 2016 to July 29, 2016 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collection of human voices ever recorded.

You’re Invited!

The Rhode Island Public Radio Community Advisory Board invites you to attend a Public Forum

Wednesday, April 27th, 6:00-7:30PM, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure we’re serving the public, we will be hosting a public forum to gather feedback from listeners (and non-listeners) on how we’re doing.

This is an opportunity to let us know what you like and what you don’t like, provide feedback on specific news stories and let us know what issues are important to you.

If you missed Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me this past weekend, you missed a Rhode Island story featured in the "lightning fill-in-the-blank" segment.

It's everyone's favorite story from last week about a press conference for a Cranston Senior Center. If you missed the segment, you can listen to it right here.

You can hear the entire episode at the NPR website.

Aaron Read / RIPR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2015

Media Contact:
James Baumgartner
401-751-1547
james@ripr.org

Rhode Island Public Radio, the NPR Member Station for Rhode Island, is the only Bicycle Friendly Business in the Ocean State.
 

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) with a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining more than 1,000 visionary businesses from across the country.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

April 23, 2015

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
HONORING SUPER BOWL CHAMPION NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

South Lawn

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Welcome to the White House.  Please have a seat.  And, well, maybe before you have a seat, give it up for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots!  (Applause.)  All right, now you can have a seat.

Take a glimpse into a world you can’t see with Invisibilia a new program starting Sunday, January 11th, at 4:00 PM. Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that shape human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. The one-hour show, which takes its name from the Latin word meaning “all the invisible things,” is produced by NPR’s award-winning Science Desk. The show will air as a 6-week pilot. BBC Newshour will return to the Sunday 4:00 PM time slot starting Sunday, February 22.

Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) announced today that Joe O'Connor, General Manager, will leave his current position at the end of January to be the General Manager of WFAE 90.7FM and President of the University Radio Foundation in Charlotte, NC.

Aaron Read puzzles over the new NPR clocks
Dave Fallon RIPR

Starting on Monday Nov.17th, the clocks for Morning Edition, All Things Considered (both weekdays and weekends) and Weekend Edition  will be changing.  

Today's Engineer's Corner is co-authored with our Operations & Production Manager, James Baumgartner.  He and I are the ones directly responsible for organizing all the clock changes' impact on Rhode Island Public Radio, and we've put together this synopsis of what the changes mean for our listeners.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Fall Gala on September 22, 2014.

Here's our RIPR Gala Video. Enjoy!

Video edited by Richard Goulis

The 2014 Limited Edition Artist T-Shirt has arrived, just in time for our upcoming pledge drive. Make your gift now to ensure we don't run out before you get yours!

This unique shirt was designed by local artist and RIPR fan, Asher Schofield from Frog andToad in Providence, and is available only by making a donation to Rhode Island Public Radio.

The T-shirts are 100% cotton and come in sizes from Small to XXL

You can pick up a T-shirt with your $120 donation (or become a sustainer at $10 per month).

On Tuesday September 2, Flatbread Company in Providence will be donating $3.50 from each large flatbread and $1.75 from each small flatbread to Rhode Island Public Radio. This support will help keep on-air fundraising to a minimum and help us bring more of the news you need. Join us for dinner between 4:30 and 9:00 pm to show your support. While you are there, make sure to pick up a free tote bag or bumper sticker. We'll also have our newest artist-designed t-shirt available for an introductory price.

Date: September 2, 2014

Time: 4:30 - 9:00 PM

BBC World Service
BBC

NPR ended production of Tell Me More on August 1st. We're sorry to see this great program come to an end, but we're glad to learn that host Michel Martin will continue at NPR. Her reporting will be part of Morning Edition and All Things Considered as well as online and at public events. With the end of Tell Me More, we have an opportunity to bring more international news to our weekday line-up.

In compliance with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, this page includes part of Rhode Island Public Radio's response to the annual questions from the CPB.

Q1. Describe your overall goals and approach to address identified community issues, needs, and interests through your station’s vital local services, such as multiplatform long and short-form content, digital and in-person engagement, education services, community information, partnership support, and other activities, and audiences you reached or new audiences you engaged.

One of the shows in our weekend line-up is The Moth Radio Hour. It features stories told in front of a live audience. Here's Adam Savage from Mythbusters talking about his anxiety raising two boys. You can hear The Moth on Saturdays at 9:00 PM and Sundays at 11:00 AM.

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