Telling great stories around the dial.
With 52 public radio stations and 43 translators in California, Florida and the Upper Midwest, American Public Media stays in touch with its broadcasting roots by making great radio—every hour of every day.
Beginning as a single classical music station at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, in 1967, American Public Media (as Minnesota Public Radio) quickly expanded into a regional network offering news, classical music and now contemporary music and its roots in Minnesota and surrounding states. Minnesota Public Radio is the largest regional public radio network in the country, with 45 stations and three services.
American Public Media is also the parent organization for Southern California Public Radio, which operates four stations serving the greater Los Angeles area with award-winning news and cultural programming, and Classical South Florida, which operates three stations serving Miami, West Palm Beach and Southwest Florida with classical music programming.
Minnesota Public Radio is one of the nation’s premier public radio organizations. With its three services—news, classical music and The Current—serving a regional population of 5 million people, MPR has more than 100,000 members and 900,000 listeners each week.
Minnesota Public Radio’s 998-seat Fitzgerald Theater and 100-seat UBS Forum provide venues for live broadcasts, discussion forums, political debates, cultural programming and more.
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire, 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley, 89.9 FM in Santa Barbara, and 89.5 KJAI-FM in Ventura. Reaching more than 700,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened-to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California. SCPR serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR’s flagship station, KPCC, has garnered more than 300 journalistic honors since 1999. SCPR features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and PRI (Public Radio International). Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.kpcc.org.
Classical South Florida, a listener supported community organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music, can be heard on WKCP 89.7 FM in the upper keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, on WPBI 90.7 in the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, and on WNPS 88.7 in Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. Its fulltime schedule of classical music includes broadcasts of nationally renowned programs such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast®, The Metropolitan Opera and Pipedreams®. Classical South Florida can be heard online at classicalsouthflorida.org.