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Minnesota Public Radio® is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, online and live audiences and operates a 44-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching one million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services—MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current—produce programming for radio, online and face-to-face audiences.

Since its origins as a single classical music station in 1967 at KSJR in Collegeville, Minn., MPR has earned nearly 1,000 broadcasting and journalism awards, including seven George Foster Peabody Awards (dubbed the "Oscar of broadcasting"), six Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton Award and a Grammy Award.

American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio's parent organization, is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world and the distributor of several public radio programs — including A Prairie Home Companion® and Marketplace® — reaching 17 million listeners on more than 900 radio stations nationwide each week. It is the largest producer and distributor of classical music programming in the country. Learn more about American Public Media.

Minnesota Public Radio uses its regional network and technical infrastructure to deliver vital public services throughout Minnesota, specifically: the state's Emergency Alert System (EAS); the state's AMBER Alert System, used for child-abduction warnings; and Radio Talking Book, the reading service from the Minnesota State Services for the Blind.

Minnesota Public Radio's 1,058-seat Fitzgerald Theater and 100-seat UBS Forum provide venues for live remote broadcasts, discussion forums, political debates, cultural programming and more.

Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Persons 12+, Spring 2011.

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