American Public Media is one of the nation's premier public radio organizations. Some 20 national programs and specials, including A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Speaking of Faith® and Performance Today® comprise the American Public Media portfolio. Currently, over 775 stations reaching nearly 16 million people carry our programs each week. Together with our sister organization Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media is the largest station-based producer in the industry.
Launched in July 2004, American Public Media replaced an arrangement with a third-party distributor of Minnesota Public Radio's national content. The new distribution system increases contact with our primary stakeholders and encourages more meaningful relationships with affiliated stations and their listeners.
American Public Media has a proven track record of innovation and responding to change. The new distribution initiative reflects this commitment, and positions American Public Media to impact successful radio programming in the future.
Bringing distribution services in-house allows American Public Media to better process station and listener feedback and more effectively connect the people producing programming with those broadcasting and enjoying it. It also frees up revenue to be reinvested into current programs and explore adventurous new approaches.
Our experience and success operating local stations and creating national programs provides unique opportunities for distribution. Day-to-day station activities such as membership cultivation and attracting underwriting and marketing are familiar to American Public Media representatives. Our knowledgeable staff responds to station inquiries promptly (within 24 hours) and knows how to provide solution-oriented support for any situation.
Questions about National Sponsorship Announcements? We've prepared a brief overview of American Public Media's guidelines.
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