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.

Public Media Market
Public Media Market is owned by American Public Media Group. Proceeds from sales help support programs like The Splendid TableMarketplace and many more.

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 sponsors KLNI, KLCD, KLSE, and KZSE. Luther is where 1,600 undergraduates join together with the community to learn actively, live purposefully, and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Located in Decorah, Iowa, and with learning opportunities around the world, Luther College is a destination for the active and actively involved. Grounded in the Lutheran intellectual tradition, we encourage curiosity, community and a commitment to the common good. Guided by a curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning and spans more than 60 programs in the arts and sciences, we provide students with the education and experiences necessary to thrive today and throughout their lives. From the classroom to communities across the globe, Luther College inspires, engages and empowers students to connect more deeply with themselves, each other and the world around them.

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.