History Creator / NPR

26th Jan '18 2:30:49 PM RobFRules
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National Public Radio, or NPR, is the main non-commercial radio network in the United States, based in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Technically, NPR only creates some of the programming, and the rest -- such as ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' and ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'' -- comes from other organizations like Public Radio International and American Public Media, or is locally produced. Still, most people just call it all NPR regardless since, regardless of the distributor, many of these shows appear often on the same public radio stations due to stations being affiliates of multiple distributors.

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National Public Radio, or NPR, is the main non-commercial radio network in the United States, based in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Technically, NPR only creates some of the programming, and the rest -- such as ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' and ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'' ''[[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Live From Here]]'' -- comes from other organizations like Public Radio International and American Public Media, or is locally produced. Still, most people just call it all NPR regardless since, regardless of the distributor, many of these shows appear often on the same public radio stations due to stations being affiliates of multiple distributors.



* ''[[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Live From Here]]'' -- Originally known as ''A Prairie Home Companion'', Garrison Keillor's AffectionateParody of old-time RadioDrama and {{Variety Show}}s (he cited the GrandOleOpry as a direct inspiration), produced by Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. Features musical performances, private eye spoof ''Guy Noir'', plugs for fake sponsors, and Keillor's monologues about his fictitious hometown of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. Based in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, Minnesota]], they also do a few road shows a year. [[Film/APrairieHomeCompanion A film adaptation]] was released in 2006; it was Creator/RobertAltman's final film before his death. Hosted in a more musical-focused format by Chris Thile since Keillor's retirement in 2016, and retitled ''Live From Here'' in November 2017 after Keillor was fired by MPR after sexual misconduct allegations.



* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'' -- Garrison Keillor's AffectionateParody of old-time RadioDrama and {{Variety Show}}s (he cites the GrandOleOpry as a direct inspiration), produced by Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. Features musical performances, private eye spoof ''Guy Noir'', plugs for fake sponsors, and Keillor's monologues about his fictitious hometown of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. Based in [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities St. Paul, Minnesota]], they also do a few road shows a year. [[Film/APrairieHomeCompanion A film adaptation]] was released in 2006; it was Creator/RobertAltman's final film before his death.



* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion''

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* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion''''[[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Live From Here''
24th Jan '18 9:58:47 PM C2
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* ''World Cafe'' -- Like ''Morning Becomes Eclectic'', this is one of the few all-music shows to be syndicated nationwide by NPR. The program orginates from WXPN (which actually ''isn't'' an NPR affiliate, but [[CollegeRadio the station for the University of Pennsylvania]]). It mostly skews toward performances and interviews by popular indie rock bands, but just as often has live performances by various world musicians.

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* ''World Cafe'' -- Like ''Morning Becomes Eclectic'', this is one of the few all-music shows to be syndicated nationwide by NPR. The program orginates originates from WXPN (which actually ''isn't'' an NPR affiliate, but [[CollegeRadio the station for the University (which, while technically a member of Pennsylvania]]).NPR, doesn't carry any of its news programs in favor of a all-eclectic music format). It mostly skews toward performances and interviews by popular indie rock bands, but just as often has live performances by various world musicians.
21st Jan '18 1:04:01 AM C2
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NPR isn't directly affiliated with Creator/{{PBS}}, but both are partly funded by the quasi-governmental Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and make up the remainder of funds by selling merchandise, end-of-show sponsor tags and annoying their audiences with pledge drives every few months. Also, many NPR stations are co-owned with local PBS stations, and can have the same callsigns.

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NPR isn't directly affiliated with Creator/{{PBS}}, but both are partly funded by the quasi-governmental Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and make up the remainder of funds by selling merchandise, end-of-show sponsor tags tags, offering merchandise, and annoying their audiences with pledge drives every few months. Also, many NPR stations are co-owned with local PBS stations, and can have the same callsigns.
21st Jan '18 1:03:22 AM C2
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NPR isn't directly affiliated with Creator/{{PBS}}, but both are partly funded by the quasi-governmental Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and make up the remainder of funds by selling end-of-show sponsor tags and annoying their audiences with pledge drives every few months. Also, many NPR stations are co-owned with local PBS stations, and can have the same callsigns.

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NPR isn't directly affiliated with Creator/{{PBS}}, but both are partly funded by the quasi-governmental Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and make up the remainder of funds by selling merchandise, end-of-show sponsor tags and annoying their audiences with pledge drives every few months. Also, many NPR stations are co-owned with local PBS stations, and can have the same callsigns.
17th Nov '17 8:33:04 AM ScrewySqrl
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* ''The Diane Rehm Show'' -- Yet another news-discussion show, produced by UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC NPR affiliate WAMU and the station's owner American University, and hosted by the eponymous Diane Rehm. The show is probably best known for Rehm's crinkly-sounding "old lady" voice, the result of a throat condition called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spasmodic_dysphonia spasmodic dysphonia]], which she periodically leaves the show to treat. Given that Rehm (born 1936) is now actually an old lady, these departures have been growing in frequency, with the show becoming increasingly reliant on guest hosts in the last few years. It's also one of the more politically partisan shows on NPR; it was controversially singled out for criticism by a UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush-appointed CPB official, and Rehm herself is willing to argue with guests on the show.

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* ''The Diane Rehm Show'' -- Yet another news-discussion show, produced by UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC NPR affiliate WAMU and the station's owner American University, and hosted by the eponymous Diane Rehm. The show is probably best known for Rehm's crinkly-sounding "old lady" voice, the result of a throat condition called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spasmodic_dysphonia spasmodic dysphonia]], which she periodically leaves the show to treat. Given that Rehm (born 1936) is now actually an old lady, these departures have been growing in frequency, with the show becoming increasingly reliant on guest hosts in the last few years. It's also one of the more politically partisan shows on NPR; it was controversially singled out for criticism by a UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush-appointed CPB official, and Rehm herself is willing to argue with guests on the show. After her retirement, renamed to ''The 1A'' after the WAMU studio used to make the show.
10th Nov '17 9:06:09 AM DavidDelony
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NPR's style has been famously described by [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] as "smooth and smarmy". It sharply contrasts with the frantic style of commercial all-news stations (traffic every ten minutes!) and [[LargeHamRadio the loudmouths]] of commercial talk radio. Politically, NPR has a reputation for a liberal bend, but that analysis is disputed. Its most popular programs are the daily morning and evening news shows, ''Morning Edition'' and ''All Things Considered''; many stations fill the intervening time with other news and talk programs of local or regional interest, though some air music (mostly symphonic, opera and jazz; though KCRW's ''Weekend Becomes Eclectic'' is considered the premier indie music showcase in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, while in UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, that city's WUWM goes mainly with folk and indie rock for their evening schedule). Late nights either universally consist of either a music format or the Creator/{{BBC}}'s World Service.

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NPR's style has been famously described by [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] as "smooth and smarmy". It sharply contrasts with the frantic style of commercial all-news stations (traffic every ten minutes!) and [[LargeHamRadio the loudmouths]] of commercial talk radio. Politically, NPR has a reputation for a liberal bend, but that analysis is disputed. Indeed, NPR has been accused from the left of representing elite viewpoints. Its most popular programs are the daily morning and evening news shows, ''Morning Edition'' and ''All Things Considered''; many stations fill the intervening time with other news and talk programs of local or regional interest, though some air music (mostly symphonic, opera and jazz; though KCRW's ''Weekend Becomes Eclectic'' is considered the premier indie music showcase in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, while in UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, that city's WUWM goes mainly with folk and indie rock for their evening schedule). Late nights either universally consist of either a music format or the Creator/{{BBC}}'s World Service.
8th Oct '17 12:05:40 AM thelivingtoad
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Most NPR stations are found between 87.9 and 91.9 FM on American radio dials in what is known as the "educational band" or "left of the dial" for people who still use radios with analog tuners[[note]]Combine that with NPR's aforementioned reputation (along with that of CollegeRadio, found in the same educational band) as a bastion of liberalism in radio, and a common stereotype is that "left of the dial" also means "left of center". Hence, the joke in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' about that game's NPR parody PLR being "left of the dial... all the way to the left."[[/note]]. Some NPR stations are found on frequencies outside of that range,[[note]]For example, WVGR, Michigan Radio's West Michigan affiliate (it's officially called their Grand Rapids affiliate but it's also the primary NPR broadcaster for other parts of the western region of Michigan's lower peninsula, south to around Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, also north to around Newaygo), broadcasts at 104.1 FM, while WNYC's AM station broadcasts at 93.9 FM.[[/note]] either because the college signed it on the air before the education band was set aside by the FCC, a commercial FM owner decided to donate their station to an educational organization or the public radio network had purchased a repeater station further up the band from another radio company [[note]]an example would be Rhode Island Public Radio, located at 88.7 FM, with a clearer, stronger repeater located all the up at 102.7 FM.[[/note]]. Some stations are also on AM, though this is rare due to sound quality concerns and a higher cost of operation for an AM signal, and mainly limited to heritage stations which have been on AM for years, such as New York's WNYC (which has both AM and FM signals) and WHA in Madison, Wisconsin, which is one of the oldest radio stations in the world.

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Most NPR stations are found between 87.9 and 91.9 FM on American radio dials in what is known as the "educational band" or "left of the dial" for people who still use radios with analog tuners[[note]]Combine that with NPR's aforementioned reputation (along with that of CollegeRadio, found in the same educational band) as a bastion of liberalism in radio, and a common stereotype is that "left of the dial" also means "left of center". Hence, the joke in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' about that game's NPR parody PLR being "left of the dial... all the way to the left."[[/note]]. Some NPR stations are found on frequencies outside of that range,[[note]]For example, WVGR, Michigan Radio's West Michigan affiliate (it's officially called their Grand Rapids affiliate but it's also the primary NPR broadcaster for other parts of the western region of Michigan's lower peninsula, south to around Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, also north to around Newaygo), broadcasts at 104.1 FM, while WNYC's AM station broadcasts at 93.9 FM.[[/note]] either because the college signed it on the air before the education band was set aside by the FCC, a commercial FM owner decided to donate their station to an educational organization or the public radio network had purchased a repeater station further up the band from another radio company [[note]]an example would be Rhode Island Public Radio, located at 88.7 FM, with a clearer, stronger repeater located all the way up at 102.7 FM.[[/note]]. Some stations are also on AM, though this is rare due to sound quality concerns and a higher cost of operation for an AM signal, and mainly limited to heritage stations which have been on AM for years, such as New York's WNYC (which has both AM and FM signals) and WHA in Madison, Wisconsin, which is one of the oldest radio stations in the world.
21st Jun '17 4:03:35 AM C2
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* ''Radio/AllThingsConsidered''
5th May '17 6:27:42 PM DavidDelony
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* Several programs originated by Creator/TheBBC:

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* Several As with its TV counterpart, Creator/{{PBS}}, member stations often broadcast several programs originated by Creator/TheBBC:
2nd May '17 7:36:57 AM hullflyer
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NPR's style has been famously described by [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] as "smooth and smarmy". It sharply contrasts with the frantic style of commercial all-news stations (traffic every ten minutes!) and [[LargeHamRadio the loudmouths]] of commercial talk radio. Politically, NPR is has a reputation for a liberal bend, but that analysis is disputed. Its most popular programs are the daily morning and evening news shows, ''Morning Edition'' and ''All Things Considered''; many stations fill the intervening time with other news and talk programs of local or regional interest, though some air music (mostly symphonic, opera and jazz; though KCRW's ''Weekend Becomes Eclectic'' is considered the premier indie music showcase in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, while in UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, that city's WUWM goes mainly with folk and indie rock for their evening schedule). Late nights either universally consist of either a music format or the Creator/{{BBC}}'s World Service.

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NPR's style has been famously described by [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] as "smooth and smarmy". It sharply contrasts with the frantic style of commercial all-news stations (traffic every ten minutes!) and [[LargeHamRadio the loudmouths]] of commercial talk radio. Politically, NPR is has a reputation for a liberal bend, but that analysis is disputed. Its most popular programs are the daily morning and evening news shows, ''Morning Edition'' and ''All Things Considered''; many stations fill the intervening time with other news and talk programs of local or regional interest, though some air music (mostly symphonic, opera and jazz; though KCRW's ''Weekend Becomes Eclectic'' is considered the premier indie music showcase in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, while in UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, that city's WUWM goes mainly with folk and indie rock for their evening schedule). Late nights either universally consist of either a music format or the Creator/{{BBC}}'s World Service.
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