The Miami Herald and WLRN 91.3 FM reached an agreement in April 2003 through which the newspaper began producing news and information to air on the radio station. The Herald hired a full-time staff of five radio journalists who worked out of two radio studios in The Herald’s downtown Miami newsroom. Since then, WLRN - Miami Herald News has grown to include 16 broadcasts a day. Newscasts air every half-hour in the mornings between 6:00 and 11:00 a.m and in the afternoons at noon and 1 p.m. In-depth sound-rich features are highlighted during All Things Considered at 4:30 and 5:30 pm with a final newscast at 6:30 p.m.
Newscasts feature local reporting by professional radio journalists and contributions from Herald staff writers who are trained to do radio. Special weekly programming includes “The Friday Business Report,” a special segment, produced by a Miami Herald Business reporter that airs daily at 5:45 p.m.
Since the WLRN - Miami Herald relationship began, the newspaper and public radio station have developed special public affairs programming on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, abuses in Florida's assisted living facilities and the earthquake in Haiti. WLRN - Miami Herald News also broadcasts live special reports during elections and other news events important to our community.
The Herald, owned by Sacramento, Calif.-based McClatchy, and the radio station, a member station of the National Public Radio network, also collaborate in promotional efforts.