National Public Radio News programming is coming to Yakima area airwaves via KYVT 88.5 FM in mid-August.
The Yakima School District has formed a new partnership with Washington State University's Northwest Public Radio.
KYVT has a 3,000-watt transmitter in Yakima as well as West Valley, Union Gap and Selah.
Until now, only the NPR and classical music service was available in Yakima. With the Yakima School District/
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Northwest Public Radio partnership, the NPR News service soon will be available as well.
Students in Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center's digital media class also will benefit from the partnership. NWPR staff will offer assistance to the program in areas of journalism, radio programming and technology, and will work to help integrate student learning into broadcast and online streaming opportunities.