John Wanamaker, Newscaster. During weekday programming, Newscasters are in a small studio between the larger program studios. The Newscaster on duty also maintains the MPR news ticker, which is displayed on our building at Cedar St. and 7th.Eamon Coyne for MPR
Your Membership brings new voices and vital information
In a year filled with big news stories, MPR Members like you provided an essential service to your communities.
With your support, MPR News kept Minnesota engaged and informed over the midterm election season. From fair and balanced coverage, live debates, to in-depth voter guides written in English, Somali, Hmong, and Spanish – your contributions helped Minnesotans prepare to head to the voting booth.
Your Membership also brings new voices to MPR News. MPR News welcomes Angela Davis, a veteran Twin Cities journalist, to hold vibrant conversations focusing on important issues facing Minnesotans and the state. Davis can be found on MPR News weekdays at 11 a.m.
Naomi Gomez pretends to play a guitar during a song from Venezuela performed by the vocal group Lumina. Lumina performed at Northside Elementary in St. James, Minn. as part of MPR Classical’s Class Notes program. Jackson Forderer for MPR
Your Membership gives the gift of classical music to the next generation
Your contributions help Classical MPR bring classical music to new audiences and generations through family-friendly events, Class Notes Artists in schools, and resources for parents like YouTube lullaby playlists and Classical Storytime – specially-curated children’s stories paired with classical music. Plus, every Saturday Lynne Warfel hosts Classical Kids Corner, a presentation of classical music for kids (and their grown-ups) based on listener requests.
Your Membership helps ignite a passion for classical music in youth across Minnesota – and helps ensure that the next generation of musicians, composers and music-lovers will thrive.
Dessa performs at PledgeHouse, The Current’s day stage at South by Southwest. Nate Ryan for The Current
Your Membership helps Minnesota experience music in new ways
Whether its from South by Southwest, Iceland, or right here in Minnesota, your Membership helps The Current discover the best new music – and helps audiences experience music in fresh, new ways. Your support means The Current can continue to bring front-row access to some of the best local shows in the state by offering incredible live streams of concerts. It helps launch new curated music streams like Purple Current. Plus, it brings new shows to the radio, like The Message featuring Sanni Brown and Sean McPherson, which launched in October 2018.
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.