Category Archives: Live from Here

New spring fundraising tools

As you look forward to warm spring days and member drives, we’re here to help with new fundraising assets to raise your audience engagement and revenue.

Segments are available now on ContentDepot. Subscribe to individual fundraising program pages now to receive all future updates.

New for spring 2019:

 All programs

  • Updated talking points for your live pitches are available now on ContentDepot (following each rundown on fundraising pages) and on our website (under ‘Fundraising’ on program pages).
  • New fundraising promo options (excluding BBC World Service and The Daily) include general, sustainer, sustainer upgrade, and thank you messages from our hosts; new spots are between 0:25 and 0:59.

 Live from Here

  • Fundraising episode with 13 interchangeable segments featuring Chris Thile and a variety of artists: David Crosby, Jon Batiste, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, Meshell Ndegeocello, Emmanuel Ax, St. Vincent, Jonathan Biss, Dessa, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Vulfpeck, Tuneyards, Jeff Tweedy, Sylvan Esso, Snarky Puppy, David Rawlings, Willie Watson & the Fairfield Four, Parker Millsap, The Knights, Rachael Price, Gaby Moreno, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, Punch Brothers, Tracy K Smith, The Sklar Brothers, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Gethard, Joey Ryan, and Tom Papa.

 Performance Today

  • Long-form, in-studio segments with a variety of classical artists.

Visit the ‘Episodes’ section of the pages below to find new fundraisers, with suggested pitch points following each rundown:

News

BBC World Service (generic promos and pitch points)

The Daily (generic promos, pitch points and listener testimonials)

 Marketplace

Arts and Culture

Live from Here (fundraising episode, pitch points)

The Splendid Table (6 promos with Francis Lam, pitch points)

Classical Music

Classical 24 (11 promos with C24 hosts, pitch points)

Performance Today (7 promos with Fred Child, 5 in-studio segments with guest artists, pitch points)

Pipedreams (6 promos with Michael Barone, pitch points)

SymphonyCast (6 promos with Alison Young, pitch points)

Custom Promo Requests

We encourage you to use our new fundraising promos, but we’re here to help if you need a custom spot. Please complete our custom promo form.

Due to ongoing production schedules, please allow 3-4 weeks for custom promo delivery, and up to 6 weeks for BBC World Service spots. Note: BBC World Service is prohibited by British law to make direct asks to listeners for monetary support.

New spring fundraising tools

As you look forward to warm spring days and member drives, we’re here to help with new fundraising assets to raise your audience engagement and revenue.

Segments are available now on ContentDepot. Subscribe to individual fundraising program pages now to receive all future updates.

New for spring 2019:

 All programs

  • Updated talking points for your live pitches are available now on ContentDepot (following each rundown on fundraising pages) and on our website (under ‘Fundraising’ on program pages).
  • New fundraising promo options (excluding BBC World Service and The Daily) include general, sustainer, sustainer upgrade, and thank you messages from our hosts; new spots are between 0:25 and 0:59.

 Live from Here

  • Fundraising episode with 13 interchangeable segments featuring Chris Thile and a variety of artists: David Crosby, Jon Batiste, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, Meshell Ndegeocello, Emmanuel Ax, St. Vincent, Jonathan Biss, Dessa, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Vulfpeck, Tuneyards, Jeff Tweedy, Sylvan Esso, Snarky Puppy, David Rawlings, Willie Watson & the Fairfield Four, Parker Millsap, The Knights, Rachael Price, Gaby Moreno, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Sara Watkins, Punch Brothers, Tracy K Smith, The Sklar Brothers, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Gethard, Joey Ryan, and Tom Papa.

 Performance Today

  • Long-form, in-studio segments with a variety of classical artists.

Visit the ‘Episodes’ section of the pages below to find new fundraisers, with suggested pitch points following each rundown:

News

BBC World Service (generic promos and pitch points)

The Daily (generic promos, pitch points and listener testimonials)

 Marketplace

Arts and Culture

Live from Here (fundraising episode, pitch points)

The Splendid Table (6 promos with Francis Lam, pitch points)

Classical Music

Classical 24 (11 promos with C24 hosts, pitch points)

Performance Today (7 promos with Fred Child, 5 in-studio segments with guest artists, pitch points)

Pipedreams (6 promos with Michael Barone, pitch points)

SymphonyCast (6 promos with Alison Young, pitch points)

Custom Promo Requests

We encourage you to use our new fundraising promos, but we’re here to help if you need a custom spot. Please complete our custom promo form.

Due to ongoing production schedules, please allow 3-4 weeks for custom promo delivery, and up to 6 weeks for BBC World Service spots. Note: BBC World Service is prohibited by British law to make direct asks to listeners for monetary support.

Live from Here: New year, new live shows & assets

We’re excited to kick off the new year with new live shows, and new ways you can engage your Live from Here fans!

 Chris Thile and company return this Saturday with more phenomenal performances for this unforgettable third, 26-show season:

  • January 12: Live from Kansas City with Mandolin Orange, My Brightest Diamond, and Judy Gold
  • January 19: Live from Durham with Death Cab for Cutie, Tank and the Bangas, and Nore Davis
  • January 26: Live from Chicago with Jason Isbell
  • February 1: Live from Los Angeles
  • February 23: Live from Detroit
  • March 2: Live from New York
  • March 9: Live from Minneapolis
  • March 16: Live from St. Paul
  • April 6: Live from Dallas
  • April 13: Live from New York
  • April 20: Live from New York
  • April 27: Live from Nashville
  • May 25: Live from St. Louis
  • June 1: Live from Wolf Trap (Vienna, VA)
  • June 8: Live from Louisville
  • June 15: Live from Tanglewood (Lenox, MA)

Watch for more guest announcements in the coming weeks, and be sure to follow APM Distribution and Live from Here on Twitter for the latest updates and assets.

Visit our dedicated station website – APMDistribution.org – for show logos and photos, digital ads, social media cards and tips and more to promote your broadcasts.

While you’re there, be sure to download our new Live from Here bingo cards and tip sheet! Drive fans to your website to download the cards and play along at home, and encourage them to share their winning cards on social media for greater audience engagement.

You’ll also find a new, evergreen fundraising video with host Chris Thile. Let Chris encourage your listeners to support the station that makes Live from Here possible – yours! It’s a perfect addition to your website, social media, newsletters and fundraising messages.

Please let us know what you think of these new assets, and what else we can do to make this your best year yet.

Thanks to our  all of you, Live from Here will continue to entertain. We’re grateful for your support and for helping us make Live from Here a source of joy, music, comedy and companionship on public radio!

Happy New Year!

Mark Evans
Director of Distribution

Live from Here Announces More Spring Guests

Keep audiences tuning in all spring with incredible artists and unique collaborations they won’t hear anywhere else!

Guests are still being added, but here are the lineups for spring shows to date:

April 14 (NYC): David Crosby, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Janeane Garofalo
April 21 (NYC): Sufjan Stevens, Tracy K. Smith
April 28 (NYC): Calexico, Meshell Ndegeocello
May 5 (Nashville): David Rawlings, Courtney Barnett
May 19 (Atlanta): Father John Misty, Neko Case, Rory Albanese
May 26 (Vienna, VA): Sheng Wang
June 9 (Highland Park, IL): Rhea Butcher
June 16 (Woodinville, WA): Coming soon
June 30 (Tanglewood – Lenox, MA):  Punch Brothers, Lake Street Dive

Important News from APM

Dear Stations,

Please take a minute to read the statement we’ve just posted on our MPR website. We’ve decided to terminate our current contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies. This decision will directly impact many of you, so it’s important that you know of our plans to support you during this time. Beginning today, APM will no longer distribute The Writer’s Almanac or The Best of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, or any other content produced by Garrison’s private media companies.

I want to reassure you that our popular weekly show with Chris Thile will continue, with some exciting changes. Since its relaunch last fall, the program has been owned solely by APM and has had no direct association with Mr. Keillor or his private media companies beyond the show’s name, a few legacy sketches, sponsors and themes. Starting his Saturday, December 2, we will begin to implement changes we’ve been developing for some time and you’ll hear new ways that Chris is continuing to shape the program for a new generation of listeners.

Over the coming weeks and months, we will change the name of the show, drop the Prairie Home-related brands (e.g. Powdermilk Biscuits), and change the program in ways many of you have suggested. While these changes are being accelerated by an unexpected and disappointing turn of events this week, the program has been constantly evolving and we’re incredibly excited about its future. I hope you are too.

Starting tomorrow, APM will no longer distribute The Writer’s Almanac and we will offer temporary programming over the next two weeks to help you through the transition. If you carry The Writer’s Almanac, you’ll receive additional information via email and Content Depot alerts shortly.

Beginning this weekend, we will no longer offer The Best of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor from the APHC archives. We strongly encourage you to repeat Chris Thile episodes instead.

Thank you for your continued support. We’re saddened by the circumstances, but feel strongly that the decisions we’ve made and the steps we’re taking are the right things to do for our programs, for your audiences and your stations. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Shona Koester
Vice President, Distribution & Content Partnerships

‘Prairie Home’ Announces Guests for 10/28, 11/4 Shows

The second season of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile is going to be incredible! We’re excited to share guests for the October 28 and November 4 shows from California, including 2017 Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito, and a reunion with Chris’s Nickel Creek bandmates!

October 28 – Pasadena, CA: Dan Auerbach, Robert Finley

November 4 – San Diego, CA: Fantastic Negrito, Nickel Creek, comedian Maria Bamford and duet partner Madison Cunningham

Watch for more guests in the coming weeks, and share the response from your audiences!

Be sure to visit our website for all things APHC, including show logos, new video fundraisers and digital assets, our underwriting one-sheet, and much more, including links to A Prairie Home Companion’s website and social media pages.