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American Public Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is the largest owner and operator of public radio stations and a premier producer and distributor of public radio programming in the nation. It is also the largest producer and distributor of classical music programming in the United States.

More than 900 stations reaching more than 17 million listeners carry its programs each week.

Among its portfolio of more than 20 nationally distributed programs are such public radio staples as the BBC World Service, A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Marketplace Weekend™, The Splendid Table® On Being™ and special reports produced by our national documentary unit, American RadioWorks®.
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American Public Media is the parent organization for Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida, operating 50 public radio stations and 41 translators in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, South Dakota, North Dakota, Idaho, California and Florida.

American Public Media's subsidiary, Minnesota Public Radio, owns and operates the historic Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, home of the live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion®.

American Public Media is also a co-founder and major partner of, a social networking Web site that invites the public radio audience to share with others their observations, thoughts and perspectives with others.


Founded in 1967, Minnesota Public Radio / American Public Media began as a single classical music radio station at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. Since then, Minnesota Public Radio has grown into a 43-station network serving virtually all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states with three radio services: Classical MPR, MPR News and The Current. American Public Media has grown into one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio listened to by over 17 million people each week that includes the BBC World Service, A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Performance Today®, The Splendid Table®, On Being™, and American RadioWorks®. In addition, MPR | APM today is the parent company of Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles, Classical South Florida in Miami, the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only.