Key Relationships

BBC World Service
The BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information in English and 27 other languages. With more journalists in more places than any other broadcaster, BBC World Service is the most comprehensive source for coverage of world events. BBC World Service programming reaches over 210 million listeners worldwide. American Public Media distributes BBC World Service to public radio stations across the United States. Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts BBC World Service programming daily, including BBC Newshour every weekday afternoon.

NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, nonprofit membership organization, NPR serves more than 900 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each member station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. In an era of media consolidation and corporate ownership, these local stations are becoming an increasingly rare and even more vital source of local news and information for the communities they serve. MPR is a member of NPR.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967. CPB receives an annual appropriation from Congress and funds more than 1,000 locally operated public radio and television stations across the country. CPB provides approximately 9% of MPR’s operating revenue each year.

Minnesota’s Emergency Alert System (EAS)
MPR, as a partner to the Minnesota Integrated Public Alert Warning System, provides the technological infrastructure for Minnesota’s Emergency Alert System (EAS). This investment of staff and equipment ensures that all Minnesotans have reliable access to emergency messaging 24 hours a day via broadcast stations and cable systems across the state.

Radio Talking Book
Radio Talking Book is a closed-circuit reading network produced by Minnesota State Services for the Blind that is distributed free of charge on a special subcarrier of MPR stations to visually impaired persons in Minnesota and border communities of Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and Iowa. The Radio Talking Book provides access to current local and statewide newspapers, magazine articles and best-selling books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, reaching thousands of visually-impaired listeners who rely upon it to help them live independent lives. Minnesota Public Radio is proud to play a role in distributing this service to the disabled.

Public Radio Market
Public Radio Market is a convenient online shopping destination to purchase any products featured on public radio. When items are purchased through Public Radio Market, a percentage of the sales are returned as financial support to the public radio stations and programs that are a part of American Public Media Group.

Educational sponsors

Minnesota Public Radio acknowledges and appreciates the support of its educational sponsors that makes it possible to bring programming to communities throughout the region.

Luther College Luther College sponsors KLNI, KLCD, KLSE, and KZSE. A liberal arts college of 2,400 students, Luther is a community of faith that inspires passion for learning and service. Located in Decorah, Iowa, Luther was founded in 1861 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The college offers more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Concordia College Concordia College sponsors KCCM and KCCD, which broadcast to northwestern Minnesota. Concordia is located in Moorhead, Minnesota, part of an active metropolitan area on the Minnesota-North Dakota border that includes Fargo, North Dakota. The Concordia curriculum features more than 60 majors, including 15 honors majors, in 20 academic departments. Concordia also offers 12 preprofessional programs including dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, seminary and veterinary medicine among others. Concordia’s Offutt School of Business is an undergraduate program focused on preparing global, ethical and entrepreneurial leaders. Concordia’s student body numbers approximately 2,400 with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Its recognized distinction in international education includes Concordia Language Villages, which offers language and cultural immersion in 15 world languages for youth and adults.

College of St. Scholastica The College of St. Scholastica, sponsor for WSCD and WSCN, provides more than 40 undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Students choose from traditional, online, evening and weekend learning options. The only independent private college in northeastern Minnesota, St. Scholastica was founded in 1912 by Catholic Benedictine Sisters. The beautiful 186-acre Duluth campus is on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior. Students experience academic excellence and individualized attention whether attending there or at extended sites throughout Minnesota and now in Arizona. U.S. News & World Report and Money magazine rank St. Scholastica among the best colleges in the Midwest.

Michigan Technological University Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan, sponsors WGGL. The mission of Michigan Tech is to “prepare students to create the future,” and it leads the country with the highest percentage of women enrolled in biomedical engineering, according to information compiled by The Whitaker Foundation. Engineering, science, technology, and the business of technology are the main focuses of Michigan Tech.