American Public Media Group, American Public Media, and Minnesota Public Radio
American Public Media is the name used for the group of nonprofit organizations and is also the name of the national program production and distribution efforts of American Public Media Group, the name of the nonprofit parent organization. It is the support organization for several tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.
Similar to many large nonprofit structures, American Public Media Group’s for-profit subsidiary operates independently and helps offset the costs of running the nonprofit entities.
The structure of American Public Media Group is further described below.
American Public Media Group and Subsidiaries
American Public Media Group (APMG)
American Public Media (APM)
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)
Classical South Florida (CSF)
APMG is a tax-exempt nonprofit parent support organization that provides administrative, financial, and human resources services to its supported organizations and divisions, American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, The Fitzgerald Theater Company, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida. APMG operates Public Radio Market and the Pretty Good Goods Catalog under license from American Public Media.
The mission of American Public Media Group is to provide significant long-term financial strength to its supported organizations.
American Public Media, a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is the name of the national program production and distribution activities that are carried on within American Public Media Group. American Public Media is the nation’s second-largest producer of public radio programs, reaching 18 million listeners nationwide each week. National programs include Marketplace®, A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace Weekend™, The Splendid Table®, On Being™ and special reports produced by its national documentary unit, American RadioWorks®.
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Minnesota Public Radio is a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that produces and acquires radio programming of community value, combines these programs into a nonprofit radio service of the highest quality for broadcast through a network of radio stations to the people of Minnesota and the upper Midwest, and reflects the culture, events, issues and ideas of the region’s people in radio broadcasts designed for national and international audiences.
MPR owns the Fitzgerald Theater and operates the theater through its Fitzgerald Theater Company subsidiary.
MPR is a subsidiary of APMG, in that a majority of the Trustees on the Board of MPR are elected by or approved by the APMG Board, all of whom also serve on the MPR Board.
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that produces and acquires programming of community value and combines these programs into a nonprofit radio service of the highest quality for broadcast to the people of Southern California and the nation, including the production and broadcast of local, West Coast and Pacific Rim news and information programming.
SCPR operates KPCC 89.3 FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, KUOR 89.1 FM in the Inland Empire, KJAI 89.5 in Ventura County, and 90.3 KVLA FM in the Coachella Valley pursuant to Public Service Operating Agreements with Pasadena City College and the University of Redlands and streams its program service worldwide on its Web site.
SCPR is a subsidiary of APMG, in that the Trustees on the Board of SCPR are appointed by the APMG Board upon recommendation of the SCPR Board. At least 75 percent of such Trustees must be residents of Southern California.
Classical South Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music. Its fulltime schedule of classical music includes broadcasts of nationally renowned programs such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast®, The Metropolitan Opera and Pipedreams®. Classical South Florida began broadcasting in South Florida in October 2007. Its program service can be heard on WKCP 89.7 FM in the upper keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, on WPBI 90.7 in the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, and on WNPS 88.7 in Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida.
In the Palm Beaches, Classical South Florida also provides an all-news program service, WPBI News at 101.9 FM and on WPBI HD2. This service broadcasts a schedule of the best programs from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corporation including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace®, and A Prairie Home Companion®, as well as regular local programming.
Both Classical South Florida and WPBI News are available online at classicalsouthflorida.org and wpbinews.org.
Classical South Florida is a subsidiary of APMG and is governed by a Board of Trustees who live in South Florida, along with a representative of American Public Media.
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