Thank you, Members
As an MPR Member, you’re a part of something that goes beyond radio. You’re a part of building a stronger Minnesota. A place where people with different perspectives can find common ground, and where independent music thrives.
See below for more information about some of the programming and events that have been supported, in part, by your Membership.
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Kerri Miller in studio at MPR
Throughout the year, your Membership powers the reliable, independent news coverage you rely on every day. But it also provides a strong foundation for new and innovative programs that you’re hearing for the first time — like Flyover, from MPR News. This show was recently created as a place for audiences to come together and discuss differences and perspectives on what it means to be an American today. You also support in-depth reporting in the issues that matter to Minnesota — like the Third Coast award-winning podcast, 74 Seconds. As an MPR Member, you’re a part of every story you hear on air — thank you!
The Concert Truck (Photo courtesy of The Concert Truck)
Your contribution supports Classical MPR’s mission which is to engage and enrich the lives of our audiences by making the beauty, benefit and joy of classical music accessible to everyone. Throughout 2017, Pop Up Classical was able to do just that through the Concert Truck. This concert venue on wheels held a baby grand piano and delivered live music to underserved populations, open spaces and schools in areas such as Alexandria, Duluth, Fargo, Itasca State Park, Nisswa and Rochester. Thank you for making this important work possible!
The crowd watches Bon Iver. (Emmet Kowler for The Current)
The Current continued to amplify Minnesota music and musicians – on-air, in-studio and at events throughout the year. The Current also brought to Minnesota audiences an eclectic collection of bands and performers at the sold-out Rock the Garden concert featuring artists Bon Iver, the Revolution, and Benjamin Booker. Memorable recording sessions in the Maude Moon Weyerhaeuser studio included Tash Sultana, Hamilton Leithauser, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Slow Dive, Low Cut Connie, Deap Vally, Nikki Lane, Deana Spectre and Car Seat Headrest. These community-supported spaces where local artists can thrive matter and we appreciate the part you play in supporting it.
Why your gift matters
Contributions from members and donors pay for half the regional MPR programming you enjoy.
How MPR puts your dollars to work
Nearly 75 cents of every dollar comes back to you in programming.
Figures are for the operating expenses of MPR’s regional program services (MPR News, Classical MPR, and The Current)
Take a look at our Annual Report for more information.
Special event discounts
Minnesota Opera: Members of MPR receive 20% off of up to 4 tickets regularly priced $50 or more during the Minnesota Opera’s 2016–2017 season. Order online at mnopera.org using promo code mpr20.
Ongoing Member discounts
Your Member Connect card also gets you discounts at businesses from Ada to Zumbrota. Check out the full list!
We offer tours of our headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. to Members every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Friday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., and by appointment. This 60 minute behind-the-scenes visit includes the studios, newsroom and the music libary. Book a tour today!