MPR's Commitment to You

Mar 17, 2020

Dear Minnesota Public Radio Members and Listeners,

These are unsettling times, and we know how much you rely on us. I’m writing to assure you that we’re well-prepared to continue our vital public services on broadcast and using all the media available to us.

We know you and more than a million Minnesotans look to MPR for trusted information and inspiration. You rely on our fact-based journalism to help sort rumors and speculation from the facts we all need to help make sense of these turbulent times. You rely on our music and cultural services to help lift your spirits and provide a calm and joyful relief from the whirlwind of news around us.

We work hard to earn your trust, and we know that you need our public services now more than ever. This is not business as usual for us or anyone, but we are confident we can meet these extraordinary challenges. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we will not compromise in our commitment to serving you and our communities.

Technology makes it easy for you to stay connected to MPR. Anywhere in Minnesota you can tune your radio to MPR News, Classical MPR and The Currentclick here for a full station list and map. You can also access our websites, download our mobile apps, and visit our social media sites. All of MPR’s expanding coverage of the coronavirus and the latest public safety information for our communities can be found at There’s also great coverage from Marketplace, and Brains On! has a terrific episode about “how germs spread” for kids!

In these difficult times, we are so grateful for your support. We are tirelessly working to keep the promises of our Mission “to enrich minds, nourish spirits, expand perspectives and assist our audiences in strengthening their communities.” We can only do this because you have invested in us. Your personal gifts and membership contributions are the daily fuel that we need to do this important work. We are inspired by your confidence and trust. Thank you, so much.

Be well and stay tuned!

Jon McTaggart
Minnesota Public Radio