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American Public Media

American Public Media (APM) is the second largest producer and distributor of public radio programs in the United States after NPR.[1] Its non-profit parent, American Public Media Group, also owns and operates radio stations in Minnesota and California. Its station brands include Minnesota Public Radio and Southern California Public Radio. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, APM is best known for distribution of the popular weekend program Live From Here and the national financial news program Marketplace.[2][3]

American Public Media
TypePublic radio network
Country
AvailabilityGlobal
HeadquartersSt. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Broadcast area
Nationwide
ParentAmerican Public Media Group
Launch date
2004; 15 years ago (2004)
Official website
www.americanpublicmedia.org

Until July 2015, APM operated Classical South Florida, which was sold to Educational Media Foundation, a California-based religious broadcasting company that airs contemporary Christian music.[4][5]

Historical ties to Public Radio InternationalEdit

Formerly, much of American Public Media's programming content was distributed by Public Radio International, which itself was named "American Public Radio", or APR, until July 1, 1994. APR was formed by four stations, the Minnesota Public Radio network, WGBH in Boston, WNYC in New York, and KUSC in Los Angeles, to distribute A Prairie Home Companion. PRI owns and produces numerous programs today, but still also distributes diverse programming from many sources. In contrast, APM, which was founded in 2004, predominantly distributes content that it owns and produces itself; exceptions include The Story with Dick Gordon (which ended production in October 2013), the distribution to US stations of the BBC World Service, and the BBC Proms broadcasts from Royal Albert Hall in London.[citation needed]

ProgramsEdit

APM distributes:[6]

Several specials are also distributed by APM on a less frequent basis, including a number of Christmas programs, Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving, and the BBC Proms.

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minnesota Public Radio". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  2. ^ Marc Fisher (July 29, 2007). "To Air Is Divine, Say Backers of Imperiled Station". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  3. ^ About us. American Public Media. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.
  4. ^ John Strasswimmer (July 18, 2015). "Sale of WPBI-FM to leave NPR, classical music gap". Palm Beach Daily News. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  5. ^ Ben Mook (July 8, 2015). "American Public Media Group aims to sell Fla. classical network to religious broadcaster". Current. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  6. ^ "Programs". American Public Media. January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2017.

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