Boston Public Radio Returns Tuesday, November 9
BOSTON (November 8, 2021) – After more than a year away due to Covid, public media producer GBH returns to broadcasting in the heart of the city on Tuesday with the reopening of the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library.
On Tuesday, November 9, GBH News will bring its signature daytime news show Boston Public Radio to the library studio for a live broadcast from 11 am - 2 pm. Hosted by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, guests for the first show back in the GBH Studio at the library will include Trenni Kusnierek of NBC Sports Boston, former transportation secretary Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson of Livable Streets and CNN anchor and Chief National Correspondent John King, who will be joining by phone.
“Reopening the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library is a key milestone for both GBH and the city as we emerge from the pandemic closure,” said Pam Johnston, General Manager of GBH News. “We are looking forward to being back in the studio and reporting on the news that shapes our city and the people that make a difference, directly from the center of the community we call home.”
Boston Public Radio will broadcast live at the library every Tuesday through the month of November with the hope of expanding to additional days in the coming months. The Newsfeed Cafe, where the BPL Studio operates, at the corner of Boylston and Exeter Streets, will continue to be open from 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
The GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library first opened in 2016. A home for GBH in the community, the studio has been host to both live news broadcasts and intimate performances. Over the years, the Boston Public Radio has broadcast live from the space two days a week, hosting regular segments that included Ask the Mayor, Ask the Police Commissioner, Ask the Attorney General, and others. In addition, Celtic Sojourn has regularly hosted a radio broadcast from the space, often featuring live performances from local Celtic musicians.
Over the past year, while the studio was closed due to COVID-19, significant renovations have taken place designed to improve the audience experience. New speakers will enhance the sound onsite in the studio and surrounding areas. The set has been adapted to create a more welcoming, open environment. A new modular desk and a new sound screen backdrop are scheduled to be installed in January.
Adhering to City of Boston public health protocols, all guests must wear a mask in all indoor public places, including the GBH studio, except when sitting down to eat or drink. Capacity for the live show will be limited to sixty people onsite. Those who cannot attend in person can listen to the program on GBH News 89.7 FM or stream the show online at www.wgbh.org
About GBH News
GBH News is among the fastest-growing local news providers in Greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multiplatform newsroom that includes GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; television; and digital reporting. The GBH newsroom continues to invest in substantive local coverage and has established dedicated desks for higher education, politics, innovation and investigations as well as unique partnerships to expand on that commitment, including with WNYC’s The Takeaway, The World from PRX and The GroundTruth Project. GBH News partners with CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station; and New England Public Media in western Massachusetts to connect the Commonwealth with trusted journalism. GBH News maintains bureaus at the Massachusetts State House; Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood; and Worcester. The Forum Network, part of GBH News, collects thousands of video and audio lectures from the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policymakers and community leaders and makes them available online to the public for free.