Guam , Puerto Rico ,. NPR differs from other non-profit membership media organizations, such as AP , in that it was established by an act of Congress  and most of its member stations are owned by government entities often public universities. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1, public radio stations in the United States. NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. The organization's flagship shows are two drive-time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered ; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and are among the most popular radio programs in the country. Its content is also available on-demand online, on mobile networks, and, in many cases, as podcasts. The board then hired Donald Quayle to be the first president of NPR with 30 employees and 90 charter member local stations, and studios in Washington, D. NPR was primarily a production and distribution organization until , when it merged with the Association of Public Radio Stations.
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Year-end list season continues, and here's NPR with their lists of the 25 best albums and 25 best songs of the year. Check out the full lists below and read more about their picks here and here. NPR also has other year-end lists HERE including best rock albums, rap albums "that raised the bar s in ," best debut albums, and lots of others.
The old theme , by public-radio-theme auteur B. Leiderman , was perhaps the single most public-radio-y thing on public radio — a few seconds of music that pushed every cultural association you might have with NPR top of mind. Have a listen:. The change is being made, of course, for the kids :. Stripping away that layer of auditory reference might let a few people listen with fresh ears.
From the Top is an independent nonprofit organization known best for its longstanding NPR radio and PBS television programs with the same name. Co-founded by Gerald Slavet and Jennifer Hurley-Wales in , the organization showcases and develops emerging classical musicians through live events, radio and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs aimed at empowering young citizen-artists. Through a unique balance of storytelling and musical performance, From the Top has made its mark, sharing stories and music of more than 3, emerging artists to a national audience. From inception through the Oct. From the Top alum and host Peter Dugan permanently took over as host of the nationally distributed NPR radio program in the season. In , Dugan first appeared on the show at age 18 as a pianist.