Minnesota Public Radio® is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, online and live audiences. With its three services MPR News, Classical MPR and 89.3 The Current operating a 43-station regional radio network and serving a regional population of 5 million people, MPR has 127,150 members and one million listeners each week.
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 the nation's second-largest producer and distributor of national public radio programs including A Prairie Home Companion® and Marketplace® reaching 15 million listeners 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.