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Stories with subject: Public radio
  • Listeners raise $7M to buy public radio station KPLU 
    Updated: May-26-16 4:13 pm

    TACOMA, Washington - The leadership of public radio station KPLU says it has succeeded in raising the $7 million necessary to make the station community-owned.

  • Paul Allen gives $500,000 toward Seattle station's new home 
    Updated: May-26-16 3:21 pm

    SEATTLE - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $500,000 toward Seattle public radio station KEXP to help it pay for its new home at Seattle Center. The money pushes the station's fundraising campaign beyond its goal. KEXP moved into its new home this spring, before it was finished with its fundraising campaign.

  • Keillor and 'Prairie Home' players plan one more show 
    Updated: May-24-16 4:21 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Garrison Keillor is bringing back familiar elements of "A Prairie Home Companion" at least one more time.

  • Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.

  • Vermont House Speaker to run for lieutenant governor 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:03 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith, who dropped out of the race for governor last year because his wife was being treated for breast cancer, is now making a bid for lieutenant governor.

  • KUNM-FM public health, poverty project gets more funding 
    Updated: May-18-16 5:54 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A public health and poverty coverage project for KUNM-FM, an NPR member station in Albuquerque, has received another round of funding.

  • State could face $28M suit over Anchorage legislative office 
    Updated: May-12-16 5:51 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state has been threatened with a lawsuit by a bank handling a $28.6 million loan to finance renovations of a legislative office building in Anchorage. Lawyers for the bank say the state must honor its lease agreement for the building, despite a judge's ruling that found the lease invalid.

  • Minnesota radio station arranges Prince song simulcast in US 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:52 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota radio station is arranging a nationwide simulcast of a Prince song to honor the late music superstar.