Contact On Point

Because of the volume of communications we receive, the best way to ensure that we see messages about show content or programming is to post them at the bottom of the day’s show at our Web site, in the listener comment thread. We welcome suggestions, criticisms, or thoughts on further shows. Tom and the staff read those messages every day. Or, send us a message on TwitterFacebook or at onpointnpr AT gmail DOT com.

For other business, you can reach On Point at: onpointnpr at or @onpointradio on Twitter. We will try our best to get to every message.

If you’re curious about the music used during On Point station breaks, please refer to our regularly updated blog post on the songs used during the show.

To join the conversation on the air, call our toll-free number 1-800-423-8255 during a live broadcast.

Three things to remember when calling On Point:

Please turn off your radio

Having a radio on the background creates an echo due to the slight delay in broadcast times. Please turn off your radio and listen to the program on your phone’s handset.

No Speakerphone

The best sound comes from using a land line telephone. Please use one if it is available. But whether it is a cell phone or land line, please don’t put us on speakerphone.

When you get on the air…

Please don’t say things like “Good morning,” since we air at different times all around the country. Stick with “Hi, Tom.” First names are fine with us!

To request a CD of a program that aired on On Point, feel free to call 1-800-909-9287. There is a $15 charge for each CD, including shipping and handling. We don’t produce transcripts, as the cost remains prohibitively expensive for 10 hours of programming a week.

For general comments, questions, and/or suggestions about On Point, you may:

Send postal mail to:

On Point Radio
890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Call the general number at WBUR at (617) 353-0909.

Oct 6, 2015
Eric Baker, co-owner of the Mo Money Pawn Shop, poses for a photo at the shop Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.  (AP)

American gun policy front and center in the 2016 campaigns after the shootings in Oregon. We’ll look at who stands where on guns.

Oct 6, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake, browses a picture collage of her daughter at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose. (AP)

American addiction. From prescription painkillers to heroin. The numbers are staggering. Why?

Oct 5, 2015
Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, “Sounds Like Me.” She joins us.

Oct 5, 2015
The newest version of the Apple mobile iOS system allows ad-blocking software on mobile browsing for the first time. (Abdullah Syahbal / Flickr)

Are ad–blocking, bots, and mobile gutting economic viability of the internet? We’ll take a close look.

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