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

CPB Report
3:27 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Annual CPB Report: 2013

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.

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Announcement
2:14 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

The Moth: Adam Savage on being a dad in the age of Internet Pornography

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.

Winter Weather
10:22 am
Tue February 18, 2014

What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms

    

Real-time updates for weather-related school, road and event closings!  A service provided by the RI Broadcasters Association and Rhode Island Public Radio.

You can also send the RIPR newsroom tips and info at news@ripr.org or call (401)351-2244, and follow us on Twitter @RINPR for additional news updates.

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Programming Announcement
1:46 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

New Weekend Schedule, March 1, 2014

Our new weekend schedule starts on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

New programs are in bold. Descriptions and examples of new shows can be found here.

Current programs that have moved to a new time are in italics.

Saturday:

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Programming Announcement
1:41 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

New Shows Coming To The Weekend

Rhode Island Public Radio is bringing eight exciting new shows to the weekend. Starting March 1st, tune in for some of the best new shows in the public radio world. You'll still be able to hear your favorites like Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, This American Life, and Car Talk, and we think these new shows will bring some new perspectives and ideas to your weekend. We've also changed the time of some of the weekend shows in order to bring them to more people.

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Weather
11:31 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

RIPR Snow Cam

The SummerCAM/SnowCAM  is in the RIPR newsroom, looking out at downtown Providence.  It uses Wowza-based streaming technology, provided by ServerRoom.net, which should work on most devices. 

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RIPR News
5:53 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

RIPR & MVYradio Team Up on 96.5FM in Newport

A JVC car radio tuned to 102.7HD2 in South County.
Credit Aaron Read

Rhode Island Public Radio and Friends of mvyradio work together to keep a popular community resource on the air in Newport on 96.5 FM
 

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9:38 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Not enough future docs for the aging

Lead in text: 
In coming years, we'll need 36,000, but we only have 7,000 right now, and not enough in the medical school pipeline.
Toward the end of each year, Christopher Langston, program director of the Hartford Foundation, undertakes a discouraging task. He wades through the statistics on graduate medical education, published annually in The Journal of the American Medical Association, and digs out the bad news about geriatrics.