Vanessa Cerillo

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Born and raised in western Massachusetts, Vanessa was happy to return to the Valley in 2008 to work for her hometown public radio station.  The best parts of her job include working with the dozens of area nonprofits that the station collaborates with every year, and planning the station’s public events including live conversations with NPR reporters, News & Brews events at local breweries, Valley Voices Story Slams and the annual Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration. Her public radio heroes include Terry Gross, Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield at NPR’s On The Media, and the team at Invisibilia. Vanessa lives in Greenfield with her husband, two children, their three-legged Chihuahua, and four-legged cat.

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Tom Reney, the host of Jazz à la Mode on New England Public Radio, will receive the Marian McPartland/Willis Conover Award for Career Excellence in Broadcasting from the Jazz Journalists Association. JJA Director Howard Mandel made the announcement on May 1, 2019.

Eddie Brennan Valley Voices
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The winners of our "In The Mood" story slam are featured on the latest Valley Voices podcast. Eddie Brennan shares his story about the night he lost his virginity and fathered a child. Valerie Reiss opens up about her condition, vulvar vestibulitis. And we hear from Lauren Ostberg who at sixteen years old was in the mood for a little something different.

Valley Voices Family Ties
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We kick off season 5 of the Valley Voices podcast with the winners of our first slam of the year: Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Hilary Price and David Bulley with their stories. From Big Al’s Bar in Minneapolis, to a car chase in northern Maine, to the banks of the Connecticut River, our storytellers share the stuff of family lore in our “Family Ties” episode.

Sunday, December 30, 2018
3:00 p.m.
The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street, Northampton, MA

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New England Public Radio and The Berkshire Bach Society continue the annual tradition! Enjoy Bach at New Year's featuring Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, co-founder of the Emerson String Quartet, and a program of two Brandenburgs plus more festive concerti with "wind power" by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann and Corelli.

Ilan Stavans and Ray Suarez
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On October 15, 1958 -- sixty years ago next week -- Edward R. Murrow, the distinguished CBS newsman, delivered his famous "wires and lights" speech in Chicago at the Radio and Television News Directors Association convention. In it, he criticized American media for abandoning its responsibility to enlighten the audience on the crucial issues of the day and instead falling prey to facile entertainment that was shamelessly driven by profit.