American Public Media’s Weekend America Celebrates Second Anniversary

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American Public Media’s Weekend America Celebrates Second Anniversary

Weekend America Continues to Grow as Audiences Expect Program to be Part of their Weekend

(St. Paul, Minn.) October 9, 2006—American Public Media’s Weekend America,® the two-hour weekly public radio program designed to provide new perspective on the week’s events, is today celebrating its second anniversary of broadcasting.

Making its debut on October 9, 2004, Weekend America is today heard on 135 public radio stations across the county, including in 22 of the top 50 markets, and has built its audience to already reach 615,000 listeners each week.

Weekend America, produced and distributed by American Public Media, features segments on news and newsmakers, issues of the week, the diversity of American culture and the arts. Weekend America incorporates the best of public radio from content partner stations, independent and national producers and is designed to fit listeners’ weekend schedules with a more intimate, engaging and conversational style.

Weekend America is hosted in Los Angeles by public radio veterans Barbara Bogaev and Bill Radke. The Weekend America team also includes executive producer Peter Clowney and senior producer Kathryn Scott. Funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Minnesota Public Radio.

"I’m thrilled to take Weekend America into the next phase of its growth, reaching across the country every weekend to the most fascinating people and live events we can find," said Clowney.

Weekend America is on the Web at www.weekendamerica.org.