“Blazing hot media.” —Los Angeles Times
As the second largest producer and distributor of public radio programming in the nation, American Public Media has won nearly 1,000 broadcasting and journalism awards, including seven George Foster Peabody Awards, six Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton Award and a GRAMMY Award.
American Public Media is also the largest producer and distributor of classical music programming in the country. We have a range of innovative music programming, from a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week classical music service to Performance Today, a daily two-hour classical music program, to weekly programs and specials that are mainstays of public radio. We also enjoy an exclusive partnership with the European Broadcasting Union, allowing us to broadcast special musical events like the popular Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and a series of live broadcasts from the BBC Proms in London.
Our radio programming is complemented by a spectrum of new media content and platforms, including online Web streaming, podcasts, video, RSS feeds, interactive Web elements and extensive audio archives.
American Public Media has a partnership agreement with Gather.com, a social networking Web site that invites the public radio audience to share with others their observations, thoughts and perspectives.
BBC World Service
For more than 80 years, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news organization has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival the BBC. Whenever and wherever news breaks, the BBC World Service is there.
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday afternoons, Marketplace takes a fresh approach to business news, covering listeners' interests in a way that's vital in today's economy.
Marketplace Morning Report®
David Brancaccio provides the day's developing business, economic and technology stories on Marketplace Morning Report, an eight-minute business news service airing weekday mornings.
Marketplace Weekend™ gives the week's business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next. Join us for an engaging and lively conversation, on air and online. Weekends on public radio stations nationwide and at marketplace.org.
Marketplace Tech Report™
Each weekday, newsmakers, visionaries and creators about what's happening in the fast-paced world of technology and what it means in our daily lives.
Described as a cultural "phenomenon" by the New York Times, On Being (formerly Speaking of Faith) is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that airs on more than 250 stations. The program engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life's deepest questions.
American RadioWorks is the highly acclaimed documentary unit of American Public Media, hosted by Stephen Smith. Its hour-long specials provide in-depth reporting on public affairs, social and cultural subjects and the 20th century experience.
The Story with Dick Gordon brings the news home through first-person accounts. The live weekday program is passionate, personal, immediate and relevant to listeners, focusing on the news where it changes our lives, causes us to stop and rethink, inspires us.
Listeners experience the finest solo, chamber and symphonic works—not on CD, but in richly textured live performances recorded for broadcast. With host Fred Child.
SymphonyCast, with host Alison Young, is a two-hour weekly radio program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra.
The eloquent and good-humored Michael Barone spotlights extraordinary instruments and performers playing awe-inspiring music as a part of Pipedreams.
John Zech hosts Composers Datebook, a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Produced in association with the American Composers Forum.
A nationally syndicated classical music service dedicated to live classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Carnegie Hall Live
Thanks to a new partnership with Carnegie Hall and WQXR, APM brings you Carnegie Hall Live, 12 "must-have" classical music events, broadcast live from the nation's most famous concert hall.
Classical music specials
The Dinner Party Download®
The Dinner Party Download is an hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get-together. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett.
A Prairie Home Companion®
Live every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
The Splendid Table®
The Splendid Table is radio's preeminent food program, airing on more than 300 public radio stations in the United States, plus SIRIUS satellite radio and World Radio Switzerland. Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and producer Sally Swift create this award-winning program that explores the entire spectrum of food: from cheese making to finding wine bargains to the science of a great cup of coffee great to the best little greasy spoons in America.
Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors, and musicians to the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater, where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives. Praised as "one of the rare public radio comedy shows that's actually funny," and "a wildly successful radio show Wits, both a throwback to the radio's golden age and also wholly modern," mixes improvisation, sketch comedy, conversation, music, and genuine beauty in a program that's been called a model for social media and audience engagement.
The Writer's Almanac®
This five-minute radio gem is a listener favorite as host Garrison Keillor recounts the highlights of that day in history and reads a short poem or two.