Please note: Due to COVID-19, almost all of our staff is working remotely for the foreseeable future, which may mean a significant delay in personal mail delivery. Calling 351-2800 (main) or 351-2244 (newsroom) goes into an auto-attendant because there's often nobody physically at the office to pick up the phone. We strongly encourage you to call/email your recipient directly, using the contact info below.



The Public's Radio, 1 Union Station, Providence RI 02903

Main Phone and Email

Main phone number, general questions, or questions about on-air or website content:

  • (general inquiries only; for press releases, see below)
  • 401-351-2800 (Main Line) see note re: COVID19 below.
  • 401-351-2244 (Newsroom) see note re: COVID19 below.
  • 401-351-0246 (Fax)


(We may not be able to answer your questions about nationally-produced programs, but you can contact NPR via their website.)


Administration and Revenue

Newsroom Staff

Note: please send all press releases to Do not email each reporter individually.

Make a Donation

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FCC Public Inspection File

Click the links below for our Online Public Inspection Files.

Please note: there is no paper version of the file as the FCC no longer requires it.

If you require assistance accessing the Online Public Inspection Files, please contact or call 401-351-2800 and ask for help with the Public File.

Social Media

Directions to our office

  • Google Maps finds The Public's Radio. For other mapping sites, try 40 Exchange Terrace. We are located in the Rhode Island Foundation building.
  • Paid parking is available in the Union Station Plaza Garage (part of the Courtyard Marriott Providence), entrance is at 5 Memorial Blvd. There's also an outdoor lot adjacent to the garage, the entrance is 6 Exchange Street, which is between Memorial Blvd and Exchange Terrace. Please note that we do are not able to validate for either the lot nor the garage.
  • There are a limited number of parking meters on Exchange Terrace - $0.25 / 12 minutes, 2-hour maximum.
  • Visitors who arrive by bicycle are welcome to use the free bike rack directly inside the front doors of the Rhode Island Foundation building.
  • Our office is next to the RIPTA transit hub in Kennedy Plaza (map), accessible by many bus routes, and we are a few blocks away from the Providence Amtrak & MBTA train station at 100 Gaspee St.

Studio Rental / ISDN

The Public's Radio unfortunately does not have the space capacity to rent our studios for interviews, and we no longer have ISDN lines.