TheEC: Download the Most Recent Local Newscasts!

Aug 18, 2015

Starting on August 18, 2015 we've added a new feature to the ripr.org homepage: you can download MP3 audio files of the three most recent local newscasts!  So if you just missed the news, but still want to get caught up on the most breaking of breaking developments, fear not - you can get it right from our website!

RIPR Local Newscasts - audio download

Each link may look a little odd, but it's in a format designed to tell you exactly when the newscast aired.  Specifically: RIPRNEWSYYYYMMDD_HHMMAM  So in this image, it means:

  • RIPRNEWS20151208 1800PM​ = newscast aired at 6:00pm (1800) on December 8, 2015.
  • RIPRNEWS20151208 1730N = newscast aired at 5:30pm (1730) on December 8, 2015.
  • RIPRNEWS20150818 1700AM = newscast aired at 5:00pm (1700) on December 8, 2015.

The system updates the newscasts automatically in real time via RSS.  You should see a newscast file appear within a couple minutes of the newscast's conclusion (you may need to refresh your browser window).  You can also subscribe to a podcast of the newscasts if you like, too.

Local newscasts are posted at the following times (except during pledge drives):

Mornings: 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30am

Afternoons: 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 pm

Weekends: 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00am

Please note: these are just the local newscasts.  The national NPR hourly newscasts can be found on NPR's website.