We’re on the air

You may have heard our managing editor, Peter Crowley, these last two Wednesday mornings on North Country Public Radio’s local news program. This is going to be a regular weekly occurrence, and we’re excited about it.

Each week Peter will talk with NCPR News Editor Martha Foley — or perhaps NCPR Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann when Martha is away — about one or more news stories that have already been in the Enterprise but not necessarily on NCPR’s airwaves. Sometimes they’ll discuss heavier news, like this Wednesday when the topic was Tupper Lake parents’ reaction to a school shooting threat. Other times it will be more about life here in the Adirondacks. NCPR covers a huge territory — the whole North Country and beyond, from Glens Falls to Canada and Lake Ontario to Vermont — and its listeners care about what happens right here in the middle, in the Adirondack Park. We’re perfectly equipped to serve that need, sharing news and other stories they didn’t know about our special part of the world.

Peter had the idea for this show earlier this year, and everyone else at the paper and radio station was agreeable. NCPR gets more stories from the Tri-Lakes area to add to its newscast, and the Enterprise gets its name and reputation out to a much larger audience, beyond where our print product is sold.

It’s akin to a collaboration we announced earlier this year with other northern New York daily papers: the Watertown Daily Times and its sister papers, the Post-Star of Glens Falls and the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh. We don’t really compete with each other (anymore, at least), and we know North Country residents would welcome more regional news from around the region, via whichever news services they already use. It adds value to each paper without taking anything away.

This new NCPR partnership does that, too. Plus, it lets Peter try out his radio voice. He’s no Jim Rogers (a former WNBZ owner, for those who don’t know), but hey, no one is.

We’d love to hear what you think about it. Tune in on Wednesday mornings just after 8 a.m. on your FM radio dial: 90.5 in Saranac Lake, 91.7 in Lake Placid and Long Lake, 88.3 in Tupper Lake, 88.9 in Paul Smiths, 90.1 in Keene, 96.3 in Keene Valley, 102.1 in Jay and a whole bunch of other frequencies in other places. (Spin your dial and you’ll find it eventually.) You can also listen live or read a transcript, accompanied by photos and audio, on ncpr.org.

Click here to read and/or listen to all the ADE-NCPR partnership’s shows.