A Note From WPPB General Manager Diane Masciale

May 14, 2020
Dear WPPB–FM Listeners, 

We sincerely hope you and yours are healthy and safe at this uncertain time. Nothing is more important to us than the well–being of our listeners. 

The impact of this pandemic is unprecedented and all–encompassing, a fact that has only served to galvanize me and the team at WPPB–FM around our mission to be a vital and trusted resource for you, our community. We will remain a place where you can expand your knowledge of the world and our community, hear topics discussed that you won’t find elsewhere, take a moment away from a crazy day, or maybe just enjoy music that is special to you. 

As you may know by now, WPPB–FM was acquired by WNET, America's flagship PBS station which is the parent company of New York's THIRTEEN and WLIW21. As a Long Island native and the Vice President and General Manager of WLIW21 and interim General Manager of WPPB–FM, being able to join the only PBS station on Long Island with its only NPR station is dream come true and will allow us to better serve you. 

In the coming months, we will be changing the WPPB–FM call letters to WLIW–FM and you may notice a few additions to our programming alongside the programs you love–from The Heart of the East End to PBS NewsHour. For instance, we recently began simulcasting MetroFocus, the award–winning multi –platform news magazine focusing on the New York region that airs on our affiliate television station, WLIW21. MetroFocusrecently featured the mayor of the Village of Southampton, the county executive of Suffolk County and will be doing more to cover the East End of Long Island. You can now stay informed by tuning in weeknights at 11 PM. 

I look forward to a new beginning at WPPB–FM and I thank you for your engagement and support. If you'd like to reach out with questions or feedback, email us at info@883wppb.org

Wishing you and yours the best of health, 

Diane Masciale
Vice President and General Manager, WLIW21
Interim General Manager, WPPB–FM