Regional Networks

Telling great stories around the dial.

With 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in California, Idaho 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, 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.

Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Public Radio is one of the nation’s premier public radio organizations. With its three services—MPR News, Classical MPR 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.

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Southern California Public Radio

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

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