Phil Wilke

General Manager

Phil Wilke is the General Manager of North State Public Radio. Wilke comes to NSPR from Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he served as the director of membership and community outreach for KRWG Public Media, which provides public radio and television to communities in Southern New Mexico and West Texas. Prior to his time in Las Cruces, he served as media manager for Kansas Public Radio.

After Paradise: Day 22

Nov 30, 2018

Tonight on “After Paradise” – it’s been 22 days since the Camp Fire forever changed the lives of so many here in Butte County. Most of the thousands of search and recovery workers dedicated to the fire’s aftermath have now been sent home. Tonight we talk with Sheriff Kory Honea about what that means for those still listed as missing. And Butte County district attorney Mike Ramsay walks us through the complex legal issues faced by the families of those still missing. Plus… the latest on the investigation into PG&E’s role in this catastrophe.

After Paradise: Day 21

Nov 30, 2018

Tonight on “After Paradise” – it’s been 21 days since the Camp Fire leveled the city of Paradise. Flash flood and evacuation warnings filled the airwaves this afternoon. Tonight we’ll get the latest on the threat of landslides throughout the burn area, plus school is back in session next week – we hear from the superintendent. And the editor-in-chief of the Chico Enterprise-Record talks about how the paper is covering the crisis in its backyard. 

After Paradise: Day 20

Nov 28, 2018

Tonight on “After Paradise” – it’s been 20 days since the Camp Fire incinerated Paradise. A flash flood watch has been issued for the entire fire zone as rain now threatens to make a complex disaster operation even worse. Tonight we’ll hear the latest on the threat of landslides from the winter storm that’s approaching, plus developments in post-disaster housing and we'll take a look at why citizens can’t just go back now that the fire is out – a question many of you have called in and asked us. 

After Paradise: Day 19

Nov 27, 2018

Tonight on “After Paradise” – it’s been 19 days since the Camp Fire began its rampage. Rain is falling on the disaster site, where search and recovery operations continued in an effort to find, in the ashes, the more than 200 people still listed as missing. 

After Paradise: Day 18

Nov 27, 2018

This is the first episode of “After Paradise” – a new daily program dedicated to reporting on the aftermath of the Camp Fire. It’s been 18 days since the fire broke out. In the wake of this catastrophe, NSPR is dedicating a half-hour each weekday to recovery efforts and providing a way for the community to come together, ask questions, and keep up-to-date on the latest from government officials, aid organizations, law enforcement and local reporters. 







As of 10/24/18






To our listeners affected by the Carr Fire and the destruction of the KFPR transmitter in Redding:












North State Public Radio is back to full power at 91.7 FM KCHO Chico. Listeners between Yuba City and Redding should notice improved reception. The KCHO transmitter is located in Cohasset and serves as the central hub of NSPR’s broadcast network in the North State.