AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA’S MARKETPLACE HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY FROM MONDAY, OCT. 24 THROUGH FRIDAY, OCT. 28

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AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA’S MARKETPLACE HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY FROM MONDAY, OCT. 24 THROUGH FRIDAY, OCT. 28

Host Kai Ryssdal to ring NYSE closing bell Monday, Oct. 24, to kick off week of special broadcasts from New York City

(St. Paul, Minn.) Sept. 19, 2005 — American Public Media’s Marketplace and its new host, Kai Ryssdal, are heading from Los Angeles to New York City in late October. Bringing its distinctive sound and fresh perspective on "business news for the rest of us," Marketplace will broadcast from the Big Apple for a week of special programs that will explore the massive change at the New York Stock Exchange, whether making it in New York is worth it these days and the career life for women on Wall Street’s predominately male populated world.

Ryssdal, host since August 2005, will bring to the broadcasts his diverse background and experiences, including a varied career as a member of the United States Foreign Service in Canada and China, as a pilot for the United States Navy and as a briefing officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.

In its 16th year, Marketplace offers "business news for the rest of us." Segments revolve around money and business, people, local economies and the world with the signature Marketplace sound and wit. Marketplace has six domestic bureaus dedicated to covering specific areas of national interest:

  • Los Angeles, Calif. is the home base of the portfolio of Marketplace programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money
  • New York, N.Y. bureau
  • Health Desk based in Boston, Mass. in partnership with WGBH 89.7 FM
  • America’s Desk in Miami, Fla., in partnership with WLRN 91.3 FM
  • Innovation Desk in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Washington, D.C. bureau

Marketplace also has international bureaus in London and Beijing.

Marketplace is part of a portfolio of programs including Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money. The trio of programs is heard each week by approximately 8 million listeners according to Arbitron estimates — more than any other business program on radio or television. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace airs early evening on weekdays on more than 330 public radio stations nationwide.

American Public Media is the nation’s second-biggest producer of public radio programs, reaching 14.7 million listeners nationwide each week. National programs include A Prairie Home Companion,® Weekend America,® Saint Paul Sunday,® Marketplace,® Marketplace Money,® The Splendid Table,® Being® and special reports produced by its national documentary unit, American RadioWorks®, American Public Media is the national production and distribution division of Minnesota Public Radio®. Minnesota Public Radio, along with its sister company Southern California Public Radio, belongs to a larger family of companies within American Public Media Group, a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to develop resources, services and systems to support public media for public service. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be obtained at www.americanpublicmedia.org.

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

Fall 2004