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 or 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 above.
  • 401-351-2244 (Newsroom) see note re: COVID19 above.
  • 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.