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Not All Public Radio is NPR

As This American Life’s Seth Linn explains, “NPR is the Kleenex of public radio brands.” Just like how you might ask for Kleenex, no matter what brand logo is on the tissue box, or ask for a Coke when you just want a soft drink, many listeners simply think all public radio is NPR. The […]

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NPR station music format trends; source: National Public Radio

Classical, jazz, and world music on public radio declined by up to 30% over last decade

A survey of 505 public radio stations from 2001 through 2010 indicates that a fifth of them abandoned classical music formats during those years. Many also let go of jazz, and even more discarded world music during the same time period. The statistics were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission by National Public Radio in […]

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NPR, Pandora ready for iPad

NPR, Pandora ready for iPad

The iPad cometh, and Pandora and National Public Radio say they’re ready. Yesterday Pandora announced Pandora on the iPad: “I think of it as the ultimate lean-in Pandora experience,” declares Pandora CTO Tom Conrad. “Just tap the Pandora icon and let the music play while you read about the bands and music you discover. Pass […]

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NPR makes big promises for the iPad

NPR makes big promises for the iPad

“If you’re among the estimated 120,000 Apple enthusiasts who signed up to get an iPad on April 3, rest assured that you’ll be able to experience the NPR Web site in all its glory.” So promises Kinsey Wilson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NPR Digital Media, in his latest blog post. NPR’s designers and […]

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