DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
The Minneapolis-based Public Radio International (PRI) has been purchased by another titan of public media, WGBH in Boston.This means that the company now claims popular radio shows "This American Life" -- as well as a wealth of niche music offerings like "Afropop Worldwide," "The Record Shelf," Jon ... More >>
MPRYuen's three-part series details the struggles of Somali immigrants in the Twin Cities.Minnesota Public Radio just picked up a prestigious award for its in-depth coverage on the Somali community in Minneapolis. The Society of Professional Journalists announced yesterday that MPR's three-p ... More >>
Did MPR's lawyers try to sabotage KFAI's funding in the 1970s?In 1973, a group of Minneapolis residents had an idea for a 10-watt radio station. Instead of hiring experienced radio personalities to read news or play classical music, they would open up the airwaves to other community members ... More >>
Kling built MPR from a small station in Collegeville, Minnesota.Bill Kling has come a long way since he started what is now Minnesota Public Radio 45 years ago. He's now the outgoing CEO of one of the most financially sustainable and commercially successful radio empires in the country -- whi ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
Jon McTaggart has big shoes to fill.American Public Media has opted to hire from the inside to replace Bill Kling, the only CEO the organization has ever known. Jon McTaggart, APMG's senior vice president and chief operating officer, will take over his new duties on July 1. The organization ... More >>
Bill Kling's moving onBill Kling, the founder of Minnesota Public Radio and the only CEO it has known since 1966, says he's stepping down. Under his leadership, MPR grew into a behemoth of public broadcasting. It also spawned American Public Media, a production house that distributes a raft ... More >>
Bill Kling, the only CEO Minnesota Public Radio has ever known, announced this morning he was retiring after building the largest public broadcast organization in the country. We wrote about it here, earlier. Kling was interviewed at noon by MPR's Gary Eichten. We live-blogged the interview ... More >>
Thanks but no thanks?
The radio station advocates requested yesterday that the Rice County District Court declare the sale to MPR void and return the cash from the $10.5 million sale.
Compensation for the sale of WCAL is yet uncertain, but this much is clear: The judge in the case thinks the sale stunk to high heaven.
Two titans of local Spanish radio duke it out in court
The ousted publisher goes out like a trust-fund punk
Bill Kling's American Public Media Group has reportedly offered more than $20 million to buy WGTS, a college-owned radio station in the D.C. area.
Nearly three years after St. Olaf sold its radio station to MPR for a pile of cash, it's a long way from living the decision down.
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life