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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®, On Being™ and special reports produced by our national documentary unit, American RadioWorks®.

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

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In 2014, APM launched Infinite Guest, a podcast network of food, culture and comedy programs to satisfy curious minds.

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American Public Media is the parent organization for Minnesota Public Radio and Southern California Public Radio  operating 49 public radio stations and 41 translators in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, South Dakota, North Dakota, Idaho and California.

American Public Media’s subsidiary, Minnesota Public Radio, owns and operates the historic Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, home of the live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion®.


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, with a portfolio heard by 19 million people each week that includes the BBC World Service, A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Performance Today®, The Splendid Table®, On Being™, and American RadioWorks®.

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