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 25 broadcasts a day, operating from WLRN's headquarters in downtown Miami and the Herald's offices in Doral. Newscasts and in-depth sound-rich features and interviews air in the "Morning Edition" news magazine between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m and in the afternoons at 1 p.m., and during "All Things Considered" between 4 p.m and 6:47 p.m.
Newscasts feature local reporting by WLRN's professional radio journalists and contributions from Herald staff writers who are trained to do radio.
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.