Member Appreciation Week is here: March 24 – 29, 2014!


This week is dedicated to you — the Members of Minnesota Public Radio. From all of us here at MPR, thank you for your support! Whether you’re a News buff, a Classical lover or a Current fanatic, we are grateful for you. We’ve created these special features to take you behind the scenes at Minnesota Public Radio. We hope you enjoy seeing what your support has helped to build.

Use #mprlove via social media to join in on the fun.


For MPR News Buffs

It's 7:01 and the News is Next... But Why?
Ever wondered why the news is always on at 7:01? We made a you a short video to explain how it works.

Anatomy of the Newsroom
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the MPR Newsroom and see the people who make it happen.

Ask the President: MPR’s Jon McTaggart
Archived interview from March 27, 2014 — MPR President Jon McTaggart answers questions from MPR Members and listeners.

Visual Journalism at MPR News
Visual journalists discuss what motivates and inspires them as they cover stories visually for MPR News.

9 things the “Producer for the Day” learned behind the scenes
A listener joins the staff of The Daily Circuit for a day.

News to go
Download the MPR mobile app on your smartphone!

For Classical MPR Lovers

Take Classical MPR's host voice quiz!
How well do you recognize the voices of Classical MPR’s hosts? Try out our fun quiz to test your ear!

Behind the Desk
Take an intimate tour of Classical MPR hosts' desks and see what inspires them while the work.

Welcome to The Music Library
Learn more about Classical MPR’s extensive Music Library, from the people who know it best: hosts and staff members.

Classical 101
Test your Classical Music Knowledge – by taking our Classical 101 Quiz

Listen to the Choral Stream
Celebrate choral music with us! You'll hear some of our favorites songs in addition to some beautiful surprises.

For Current Fanatics

You’re invited the The Current’s interactive music meeting!
Put on your headphones and your DJ hat, take a listen to the new track from The Strypes and give it a rating from 1-10.

Inside The Current Host's Cubicle
Take a look at some of our hosts most prized workplace possessions.

Founding Member Wall
Are you a Founding Member? Find your name on the wall via this megapixel photo.

Anatomy of 492 – The Current Studio
Read stories about hosts’ favorite things in The Current studio.

More listening options, thanks to your support!
Check out the Local Current and Wonderground Radio streams.

Get in Touch


Show Us Where You Listen

You might listen to MPR in your car, on the bus, at the gym – everywhere! Print off one of our signs, I Rock The Current or I Listen, snap a photo of yourself and share it with us on social (#mprlove). Where to you listen? We want to see!


Why your gift matters

Contributions from members and donors pay for half the programming you enjoy.

How MPR puts your dollars to work

Nearly 75 cents of every dollar comes back to you in programming.

Take a look at our Annual Report for more information.