Contact: Mardi Larson
March 20, 2013
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA/MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO CONTENT
TO BE FEATURED AS NEW AUDIO CONTENT
ON GOOGLE CURRENTS MOBILE APP
Iconic, Beloved Audio Programming — A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace® and MPR News, Among Others — Now Available on Google Currents
St. Paul, Minn., Because good stories are not limited to the written word, American Public Media (APM) and Google announced today that popular APM weekly radio programs such as A Prairie Home Companion®, The Splendid Table®, Wits™ and Dinner Party Download®, as well as daily episodes of Marketplace® and Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News, will now be available via the Google Currents mobile application.
Google Currents brings a beautiful and simple way to discover, share, read and consume media — articles, photos, videos — on smartphones or tablets. Beginning today, through a licensing arrangement with APM, Google Currents offers iconic radio programs from APM/MPR, enriching the mobile application for consumers who can listen to audio programs on smartphones and tablets, while continuing to browse through other written content or while using other applications.
This new audio capability is perfect for the person-on-the-go who wants to listen to some of their favorite APM/MPR programming. Whether that’s taking in the news on the morning commute or a favorite show while exercising at the gym, consumers can enjoy these programs anytime…anywhere. Simply download the Google Currents app for Android at play.google.com. Support for iOS is coming soon.
This is another example of how APM/MPR is dedicated to creating and curating indispensible content and expanding the reach for such programming through digital and mobile partnership channels.