The day's early hours can be make-or-break for radio. When sleepy commuters roll out of their beds and into their cars, many stations try to connect via a bawdy, prank phone-calling, zoo-style show. But at 89.3 the Current, The Morning Show co-hosts Steve Seel and Jill Riley have created a subtler m ... More >>
DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
This afternoon, American Public Media, the parent company of MPR, announced it has sold Greenspring Media Group, publisher of Minnesota Monthly magazine, to the Detroit-based publishing company Hour Media LLC.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities Metro Magazine shutting down; editor says news "wasn't a surprise" [U ... More >>
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 >>
For how much y'all seem to like to leave comments here at Gimme Noise, now it's time to get those things tabulated and have them express something bigger. Yes, the Best of the Twin Cities 2012 is on its way April 18, and an essential part of that is a poll featuring the votes of you, the readers. ... 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
Less than a month after the Current launched its 24-hour stream Local Current, the station has announced that they will be broadcasting the new station on HD radio, making it more widely accessible than the initial web-only stream.
Play-by-play announcer opens up about his past and future
For the uninitiated, Radio Heartland is a HD radio station that MPR created in 2008, playing music consistent with the title -- "acoustic and Americana" -- starting each day with "The Dale Connelly Show"...until this Friday morning, when Connelly will make his final broadcast. A 34-year veteran o ... More >>
Kurt Kruize, the Army reservist from St. Cloud who died recently in Iraq, leaves behind four children, ages two to 13.
Lot's of hemming and hawing over KSTP AM1500 getting assimilated into the ESPN collective and rebranding as The SportsTalk Station.
Mary Lucia, Mark Wheat, and Jim McGuinn sit down to reflect on how far the station has come in five short years.
The "Kennedy seat" in the senate goes to a Republican, health care reform dies, and now this. It's a bad week for liberals.
Former online Stribber Matt Thompson is among the key hires.
Watch Mark Wheat get treated to mylar 'I Love You' balloons.
While we would love to trust our wonderful governor, we kind of suspect he's already filled one out himself and sees T-Paw making it to the finals. It's an embarrassing thing to admit, we know.
"These are our talk hosts' last words, and they make each one count"
Folks at 89.3 now bursting with enthusiasm
There's a good reason why TV on the Radio was able to fill up First Avenue two nights in a row, and it isn't their new backup singer.
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.
We put Lynne Rossetto Kasper's latest to the test
Slogan aside, 89.3 limits its list of songs
Politicos demand answers after our sex crimes scoop
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.
The Lit 6 crew are housemates without a house, radio stars without a station. And that's just the way they like it.
Air America Minnesota struggles to get off the ground
It is an article of faith among certain conservative commentators that National Public Radio is staffed by a cabal of Volvo-driving Bolsheviks who, when taking a break from promoting homosexual orgies in the schools, are working round the clock to ban Christmas, foment the Iraqi insurgency and bankr ... More >>
Remember some two months ago when conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt announced that he was going to start a web site devoted to a daily fisking of our local socialist rag the Star Tribune? Well apparently that idea generated about as much fervor as the arrivals of New Coke and Chris Gaine ... More >>
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
Public Radio's Pop Vultures bows after just 22 broadcasts