Category Archives: Station Update

Updated APM Coverage of Prince’s Death

As the news regarding the death of pop music superstar Prince develops, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is offering continual, rolling coverage until 1600 (4:00 PM) ET on ContentDepot via the program page “Prince News“.  This coverage is available free of charge to all APM affiliate stations.  No contact closures will be provided during this coverage.  There will be a one-minute break from 59:00 to the top of each hour for stations to either breakaway or identify themselves. Continue reading

NPR Clock Project: Marketplace Morning Report FAQ

In a move signaling public media’s shared commitment to its audience, NPR and American Public Media announced an agreement today that will make APM’s Marketplace Morning Report a daily feature during NPR’s Morning Edition newsmagazine. The change will take place in the fall.

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January Station Update

State of the Union offerings, Black History Month Programming, Spring fundraising materials coming soon, and MORE!

State of the Union Offerings

Marketplace offers interactive widget

On January 28, President Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union. As part of our coverage that night, Marketplace will offer a way to bring listeners to your station website — with an embeddable, all-in-one State of the Union widget available to all APM stations.

The President will tackle many economic issues, including the debt ceiling, the minimum wage and long-term unemployment benefits. The widget will bring his words to life, with a live video stream, live tweeting and blogging from Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team, plus audience engagement. Widget viewers can ask questions and add commentary.

The widget will be available from the On-Line Gallery of APM Stations this week.

BBC’s The Newsroom extended for State of the Union

The BBC World Service will offer an extended edition of The Newsroom on Tuesday, January 28th during the 2100 EST hour to bring your listeners the annual State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama. This extended program is only available to air live.

Please note: This program does not follow the regular World Service Clock. At this time, the BBC will maintain the top of the hour billboard and newscasts in the 2100 EST. Stations will be alerted via Content Depot in the event that changes. The bottom of the hour funders, cutaway, billboard and newscast will not be available from 29:30-32:30.

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Happy New Year from APM

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to reality. Hope your time off over the holidays was relaxing and enjoyable.

As we begin 2014, I wanted to bring you up to speed on some exciting projects we have in the works this year:


Marketplace 25th: On January 2nd, 1989, Marketplace aired its first broadcast. This year the program will be marking its 25th anniversary in a variety of ways including a handful of station events and special programming throughout 2014. As they mark 25 years, I hope you continue to find Marketplace content engaging, informative, relevant and fun.

Splendid Table 20th: The Splendid Table is also marking a special milestone, celebrating 20 years on the air in December of this year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Sally Swift and their team have come a long way since they hit the airwaves with 40 stations and live shows back in 1994. We’re looking ahead to a year of collaboration with some of the brightest stars in the food world.

A Prairie Home Companion 40th: This July (July 6th to be exact) marks the beginning of the 40th year of A Prairie Home Companion!

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