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A thriving media organization at the forefront of digital innovation, NPR creates and distributes award-winning news, information, and music programming to a network of 975 independent stations. Through them, NPR programming reaches 26 million listeners every week.
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Top Ten Facts About NPR
- From Kabul to Beijing, correspondents are based in 17 foreign bureaus. Domestically, there are 17.
- 975 public stations air NPR programming: 270 NPR Members operating 822 stations and 131 non-member public stations.
- NPR is 40: April 1971, NPR debuted with live coverage of Senate Vietnam War hearings. May 3, 1971, All Things Considered aired on 90 stations.
- Every week, 26 million people tune in to NPR programs and NPR Newscasts.
- NPR is the #1 provider of public radio content and programming but not all public radio programs are produced or distributed by NPR.
- NPR and stations are everywhere: download apps and podcasts for iPhone, Android and iPad; follow NPR on Twitter; be a Facebook fan; visit NPR.org.
- NPR is not PBS or public TV. Some NPR stations operate both a PBS TV station and an NPR radio station.
- About 93 percent of the U.S. population can hear at least one station that carries NPR programming.
- The federal contribution to public media amounts to $1.35 per American per year. For radio alone, this amounts to only 32 cents.
- NPR programming reaches more people than the total circulation of the top national newspapers.
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