Minnesota Public Radio

related topics
{city, large, area}
{album, band, music}
{system, computer, user}
{company, market, business}
{school, student, university}
{group, member, jewish}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{work, book, publish}
{service, military, aircraft}
{law, state, case}

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is one of the premier public radio networks producing programming for radio, Internet and face-to-face audiences in the United States. With its three services, News & Information, Classical Music and The Current, MPR operates a 38-station regional radio network in the upper Midwest serving a regional population of 8 million people. MPR has 103,575 members and more than 850,000 listeners each week, the largest audience of any regional public radio network. [1]

Minnesota Public Radio has won more than 875 journalism awards, including the Peabody Award, both the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting award of the same name, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton Award.

Minnesota Public Radio, operating as American Public Media, is the nation's second-largest producer and distributor of national public radio programs, reaching 14.6 million listeners nationwide each week. It is the largest producer and distributor of classical music programming in the country.

Minnesota Public Radio's 1,058-seat Fitzgerald Theater and 100-seat UBS Forum provide a venue for live remote broadcasts, discussion forums, political debates, cultural programming and more.

As of 1999 the company operates on $32 million dollar a year with 30 stations in 6 states, and it has a $110 million endowment.[2]

As of February 2010, MPR has the largest listener supporter base of any public radio service in the country. This fact was announced during the first 2010 listener support drive, held over all MPR stations.

Contents

Services

Minnesota Public Radio originally offered a mix of news radio and music programming on a single service. Beginning in 1980, MPR's programming split in two, forming separate news and classical music services (although one station in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan still carries a combination of those two services). The 2005 acquisition of WCAL in Northfield, Minnesota, which covers the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, provided the opportunity to launch another music service, The Current.

Full article ▸

related documents
Cyberjaya
Hampstead
Romford
Leuven
Wandsworth
Catford
Bunbury, Western Australia
Buxton
Klagenfurt
Northampton, Massachusetts
Linköping
Cannes
Traralgon, Victoria
Reşiţa
Thurrock
Greifswald
London Waterloo station
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Samara, Russia
Crystal Palace, London
Montpellier
Camberwell
Dorking
Woolwich
Burgess Hill
Piraeus
Shepton Mallet
Sochi
Acton, London
Dagenham