History Creator / NPR

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.
31st Mar '17 2:52:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fresh Air'' -- A long-running interview show hosted by Terry Gross, produced by UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}'s NPR affiliate WHYY. Gross presents new interviews Monday through Thursday and a RecapEpisode on Fridays, presented by David Bianculli or Dave Davies. The interviews usually air for 50 minutes, with the last five to ten given to movie and music reviews and local news. The interviews are generally incisive and engaging, and occasionally get a bit ''too'' interesting, like the time that [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]] informed Terry Gross that if she wanted to "welcome me with open arms, you'll have to welcome me with open legs." Or that time when BillOReilly walked out of his interview in a huff. It now has, of all things, a very active [[http://nprfreshair.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] account run by producer Molly Seavy-Nesper.

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* ''Fresh Air'' -- A long-running interview show hosted by Terry Gross, produced by UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}'s NPR affiliate WHYY. Gross presents new interviews Monday through Thursday and a RecapEpisode on Fridays, presented by David Bianculli or Dave Davies. The interviews usually air for 50 minutes, with the last five to ten given to movie and music reviews and local news. The interviews are generally incisive and engaging, and occasionally get a bit ''too'' interesting, like the time that [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]] informed Terry Gross that if she wanted to "welcome me with open arms, you'll have to welcome me with open legs." Or that time when BillOReilly Creator/BillOReilly walked out of his interview in a huff. It now has, of all things, a very active [[http://nprfreshair.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] account run by producer Molly Seavy-Nesper.
19th Feb '17 11:31:11 AM undefinedvalue
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** ''Radio/TheVinylCafe'', a variety show hosted featuring up-and-coming Canadian bands as well as monologues and stories from host Stuart [=McLean=]

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** ''Radio/TheVinylCafe'', a variety show hosted featuring up-and-coming Canadian bands as well as monologues and stories from host Stuart [=McLean=] until his death in 2017
8th Sep '16 10:50:23 PM thelivingtoad
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** The standard BBC News broadcast

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** The standard BBC News broadcastbroadcast, which is often set up to be an affiliate's overnight programming.
8th Sep '16 10:48:37 PM thelivingtoad
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8th Sep '16 10:45:58 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''World Cafe'' -- One of NPR's few distributed music shows to be syndicated nationwide, 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 often has live performances by various world musicians.

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* ''World Cafe'' -- One Like ''Morning Becomes Eclectic'', this is one of NPR's the few distributed music all-music shows to be syndicated nationwide, 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.
8th Sep '16 10:44:47 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Morning Becomes Eclectic'' and its sister show ''Weekend Becomes Eclectic'' -- A rare nationally-distributed all-music program for NPR, originating from KRCW in Los Angeles. The program features a wide variety of genres, with a focus on world music, folk and indie rock.
8th Sep '16 10:34:04 PM 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 both 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 both 88.7 FM 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.
8th Sep '16 10:32:46 PM 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, or a commercial FM owner decided to donate their station to an educational organization (an example would be Rhode Island Public Radio, which is all the way at 102.7 FM). 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, or a commercial FM owner decided to donate their station to an educational organization (an 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, which is located at both 88.7 FM with a clearer, stronger repeater located all the way up at 102.7 FM).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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