About us

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American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 41 translators in the Upper Midwest and California.

Among its portfolio of more than 20 nationally distributed programs are such public radio staples as the BBC World Service, A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, The Splendid Table®, Performance Today® and special reports produced by our national investigative and documentary unit, APM Reports.

Nearly 1,000 stations reaching 19 million listeners carry these programs and more each week.

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American Public Media also offers a diverse array of podcasts—from shows featuring best-selling authors to the best food, culture and comedy shows on public radio. YourClassical, APM’s lifestyle classical music stream, packages classical music in an unconventional and innovative way with streams suited for life’s biggest moments and everyday situations.

History

Founded in 1967, Minnesota Public Radio began as a single classical music radio station at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. Since then, Minnesota Public Radio has grown into a 45-station network serving virtually all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states with three radio services: MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current. Founded in 2004, American Public Media has grown into one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world.

Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only.