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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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.

Marie Betts Bartlett
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The colorful artwork of Marie Betts Bartlett will adorn New England Public Radio's 2018 "Art Mug" available to contributing listeners as a thank you gift beginning with station's fall fund drive which is underway now.

The mug is number thirteen in a series that has continued to be popular with NEPR's listeners over the years. Bartlett's design was selected from dozens of entries received by the station this year during an open call for submissions that began in July.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
John M. Green Hall at Smith College
60 Elm Street
Northampton, MA


Steve Petke
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New England Public Radio is adding more locally produced classical music to Saturday afternoons on 88.5FM. Beginning September 15, Steve Petke will host a live program from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. every Saturday afternoon, featuring the best in classical music from Bach to Beethoven, Handel to Haydn.