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Listen to Connecticut Public Radio on your Alexa smart speaker, tablet, and television!

If you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, you can listen to Connecticut Public Radio's live stream with a few simple voice commands.

Common devices supported include the Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Fire TV, as well as devices from other manufactuers such as the Sonos One.

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Broadcast Radio

WNPR programming is aired 24 hours a day. Tune your radio to the following frequencies:


WEDN Channel 53, Norwich is transitioning to the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard starting May 31, 2023. Learn more.

FrequencyCall signTransmitter serves
90.5 FMWNPR, WNPR H-D 1 MeridenHartford/New Haven
89.1 FMWPKT, WPKT H-D 1 NorwichNorwich/New London
88.5 FMWEDW-FM StamfordStamford/Greenwich
91.3 FMWRLI Southamptoneast end of Long Island, New York
89.1W206BWWestville, Connecticut
97.7W249CWTorrington, Connecticut
88.5 FMWVOFFairfield, Connecticut

    *Note the Connecticut Public Radio signal reaches throughout Connecticut and the east end of Long Island, NY.

    Online: Livestream & Podcasts

    • Livestream: access by pressing the play button at the top of any page on CTPUBLIC website to listen to the live radio stream. The audio will continue to play as you browse, so feel free to check out our other stories as you listen.
    • Podcasts: our podcasts can be found on all major distribution channels and can be accessed directly through RSS feeds.

    Smart Phone Application (IOS/Android)



    Passport is a member benefit that allows you to watch your favorite PBS shows whenever and wherever you want. You can catch up on a single episode or binge watch a show’s full season using any computer device.

    Passport works with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV devices, or your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Access to Passport is a member benefit for those who donate $60 or more to Connecticut Public. Find out more about how to activate Passport and watch all your favorite programs any time at video.cptv.org or view our local programs right here at ctpublic.org.

    View instructions for using Passport on your streaming device »

    Broadcast (Over-The-Air)

    *Note that service does not stop at this contour line. In many cases, TV stations can be received at locations well beyond the location of the mapped contour, with interference-free reception becoming less likely at greater distances.


    Search your local cable provider to access CPTV, CPTV Spirit and PBS KIDS 24/7 channels through your local cable provider.

    Live Streaming

    Watch through your web browser at:

    *Note to view Connecticut Public's livestreams your device must be physically located within the CPTV coverage area

    Over-The-Top (OTT)

    Access PBS and PBS KIDS programming on the following media services

    Media ServicePBSPBS KIDSCPTV
    Amazon Fire TVAvailableAvailable
    Android TVAvailableAvailable
    Apple TVAvailableAvailable
    DirectTV StreamAvailableAvailable
    Samsung Smart TV (Tizen)AvailableAvailable
    Vizio SmartCast TVAvailableAvailable
    YouTube TVAvailableAvailableAvailable


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    Smart Phone Application (IOS/Android)

    Watch using Connecticut Public app—our free app enables you to watch CPTV and listen to WNPR’s live radio stream, follow our local news stories and get on-demand audio from any of our local talk shows.

    Video-On-Demand (VOD)

    CPTV Passport*: streamed on smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs or Connecticut Public’s Mobile App
    YouTube: subscribe to Connecticut Public's YouTube channel

    *Full access to on-demand programs from PBS and CPTV on the Passport app is a member benefit for those who donate $60 or more to Connecticut Public. Find out more about how to activate Passport.



    Connecticut Public offers newsletters to keep you up to date on news, programming, contests, events, and fun educational items. Subscribe one or ALL today!

    • Your Start - Daily news and local talk shows delivered weekday mornings
    • What's On - the best of our television programs delivered to your inbox each and every Friday
    • Smart or Lucky - Sent each Monday to get your week started with trivia games, polls, ticket giveaways, contest, and prizes.
    • Learning Snacks - Delivered each Thursday we’ll bring you a rich collection of multi-media educational resources from Connecticut Public, PBS and other public media to keep your kids engaged and enhance their learning experience
    • The Accountability Project - The Accountability Project is an investigative reporting initiative from Connecticut Public. Our team of reporters provide a deep focus on Connecticut issues including education, the economy, business, housing and government.
    • Full Plate - Your source for stories and explorations of food in Connecticut
    • The Noseletter - The Noseletter, a twice-monthly compendium of merriment, secrets and ancient wisdom brought to you by The Colin McEnroe Show. Backstage tales of avarice, deceit, amnesia and tomfoolery will be yours to peruse.
    • This Week with Passport (Members Only) - A hand-picked selection of new and exciting shows to watch on the PBS Video app, sent every Thursday!
    • Compass (Members Only) - An exclusive look inside what’s happening at Connecticut Public. Hear from senior leaders, learn about new shows before anyone else, and enjoy exclusive access to the world of public media. Sent the third Tuesday of each month!

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    How to Learn & Play with PBS KIDS

    Celebrating its 50th year, PBS KIDS, the number-one educational media brand for children, is frequently recognized as a leader in children’s multiplatform content. The PBS KIDS whole child educational ecosystem addresses core needs in areas such as literacy, math, social-emotional learning, engineering, and science.

    As part of “The Nation’s Largest Classroom,” Connecticut Public provides free, evidence-based educational resources that help parents, teachers, and caregivers build early learning skills for America’s children, especially those in underserved families.

    • PBS KIDS programs are served on our primary statewide channel, CPTV, from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM each weekday. View the CPTV Schedule
    • The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel is a free, over-the-air broadcast signal now reaches into more than 500,000 previously underserved households in Connecticut. View the PBS KIDS Schedule
    • PBS KIDS 24/7 programs may also be streamed live on our website.
    • Children can watch on-demand in this child-safe environment at pbskids.org. Videos and interactive games feature PBS KIDS characters.
    • Parents and kids on-the-go can download the free Connecticut Public Mobile App and the PBS KIDS Video App, to access the PBS KIDS 24/7 live stream, videos and games right on their mobile smartphones and tablets.
    • PBS KIDS Podcasts are meant for family listening from Molly of Denali, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, and Odd Squad.
    • Learn At Home Resources: Connecticut Public has curated a multimedia treasure trove of educational (and entertaining!) content, resources and ideas that are especially useful for distance-learning and independent study.
    • The “Learning Snacks” Newsletter: Each week, we pack up a fresh selection of “Learning Snacks” that focus on an educational theme or current issue in the news, and deliver them via email.
    • PBS LearningMedia offers thousands of free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more. Relevant, timely content and activities give educators and parents tools to address the major issues and challenges of our times.
    • PBS KIDS Learn is a portal for caregivers and educators with curriculum resources featuring PBS Kids characters.
    • PBS Black Culture Connection is your guide to films, stories and voices centered around Black history and culture.
    • PBS KIDS for Parents offers age-by-age advice on raising kind, caring and resilient children who are ready to learn and thrive.
    • PBS Education is a hub of resources and advice for creative educators seeking to instill a love of learning in their students.
    • Alternate Language Content on PBS LearningMedia includes resources in Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, and Italian.

    Contact our newsroom and talk shows

    • Newsroom: Email works best to reach our busy newsroom. Contact news@ctpublic.org. The main phone number for our newsroom in Hartford is (860) 275-7272.
    • Talk shows: We often take calls during live broadcasts
    Where We Live(888) 720-9677
    The Colin McEnroe Show(888) 720-9677
    Disrupted(860) 275-7550disrupted@ctpublic.org
    Audacious with Chion Wolf(860) 275-7550
    Seasoned(860) 275-7589seasoned@ctpublic.org

    Member Support

    • For a donation of just $5 per month or a total annual donation of $60, you can become a member of Connecticut Public. For the greatest impact, donate as a Monthly Sustaining Member. Monthly Sustaining memberships are always current, continuously supporting the news and programs you rely on (and reducing our fundraising costs!) Join us donate today!

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