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There are a total of 268 NPR Members operating 835 stations. In total there are 987 stations airing NPR programming.

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There are a total of 268 NPR Members operating 835 stations. In total there are 987 stations airing NPR programming.

NPR

The links between NPR and Member Stations are many and deep. At the core, we share a mission to inform the public, increase understanding of the world and enrich the experience of everyday life.

Locally Owned and Operated

NPR Member Stations are independent, locally owned and operated broadcasters. In an era of media consolidation and corporate ownership, these local stations are becoming an increasingly rare and even more vital source of local news and information for the communities they serve.

95% of the U.S. population is within listening area of a station carrying NPR programming.

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About two-thirds of stations are licensed to, or are affiliated with, colleges or universities. The remaining third are governed by community-based boards. Some stations are operated jointly with public TV stations.

Each Member Station determines its own format and schedule. In creating their broadcast schedule, Member Stations have several options. They may choose to select from NPR programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered or Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!; pick up programs distributed by other public radio producers, stations or networks; and/or create their own local programming. Stations create their schedules based on the interests and needs of their local audience. Some stations focus on news and information while others follow a music format – with programming ranging from classical, to jazz, to AAA or world music.

Partners in Reporting

Member Stations are partners with NPR in newsgathering. Member Station reporters provide hundreds of news pieces every year, putting NPR News on the scene wherever news happens.

Station reporting makes up a key part of NPR's national newsmagazines and newscasts, and is especially critical for the coverage of milestone news events such natural disasters, the impact of war on local communities, and national elections. These reports bring local flavor, relevance and perspective to NPR programs, with local reporters and hosts who are deeply familiar with the issues, events and people they cover.

Partners in Programming

Several programs that NPR distributes are produced by NPR Member Stations, not NPR. These include top-rated news and cultural programs such as Fresh Air with host Terry Gross from WHYY (Philadelphia); The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU (Washington, DC); On Point from WBUR (Boston); On the Media from WNYC (New York), and World Café from WXPN (Philadelphia).

Membership

Public radio stations choose to apply for NPR membership. Once they meet the criteria (including mission, 24/7 broadcast operations, minimum number of staff), they pay annual membership dues and are entitled to the benefits of membership. This includes a set of rights to NPR programming, content, digital distribution streaming and inclusion in mobile products. Members may associate their brand with NPR's, and they have a voice in NPR's consultations with its Members and a vote in the election of the station manager members of the NPR Board of Directors.


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2007-03-05 12:58:58 by Sierra_Lady

Interesting - couldn't find advance playlists

I randomly selected a station, Wisconsin Public Radio, and found this message:
"The Digital Millennium Copyright Act passed by Congress prohibits us from making advance play lists available to the public as long as we stream our broadcast service on the Internet. WPR is working with CPB, NPR and similarly affected public radio stations around the country to secure permission from the music industry to reinstate this service. Our sincere apologies for this inconvenience."
Yet the Sacramento station does put its play list on for the day to come

2007-01-28 09:35:03 by SciLite

It's sad.

There used to be two full time FM classical music stations in the bay area, KDFC and KKHI, and they both played longer works (except during comute hours), more music and less commercials. They also broadcasted in AM. KQED-FM also played classical music part of the day.
Now you have a better chance of hearing good classical music in some remote parts of the state (on public radio stations) than you do in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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