NPR Claims World Café

WXPN/Philadelphia and National Public Radio have announced that, as of July 1, NPR will be the exclusive distributor of the award-winning daily two-hour music and interview program, World Café, developed and produced by 'XPN. World Café, hosted by David Dye, had been distributed by Public Radio International since its inception in 1990, clearing over 170 public radio stations nationally. The deal also includes the newer, one-hour weekly show, Conversations From The World Café, which has aired for the last four years. NPR and 'XPN plan to use this alliance to expand the reach of the Café through many different emerging media platforms.

World Café, featuring interviews and performances with artists ranging the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to Sting, has been recognized as a leader in the development of the Triple A format in public radio and has been instrumental in establishing the careers of many emerging artists. 'XPN recently received awards from both PRI and the Philadelphia Arts And Business Council, recognizing its innovative partnership with a for-profit restaurant and performance venue called World Café Live.

"NPR's commitment to arts and culture, specifically musical discovery, combined with its incredible reach in the market, provides us with the perfect partner to further World Café's goal to expose the music of significant artists to the widest possible radio audience," comments Dye.

"While NPR will offer us expanded carriage and broader public radio exposure, its leadership in the online arena as well as its strategies for every content platform will grow the established World Café brand in fresh new venues," adds 'XPN GM Roger LaMay.

"Both series are a perfect fit with NPR's longtime commitment to showcasing the world of arts and culture in substantive, insightful and entertaining ways," says NPR SVP Programming Jay Kernis. "We are very proud to bring these shows to our stations, listeners and new audiences."

World Café currently airs on some of the nation's most respected public radio outlets, including WFUV/New York, KCRW/Santa Monica and KUT/Austin.

 

 




 
Breaking News
eQB NOW
Rich Davis Named VP Of Programming For iHeartMedia-Seattle
December 18, 2014
Sharon Dastur Named SVP/Programming Integration At iHeartMedia
Mark Medina Named Program Director At Z100/New York
Denon Electronics, iHeartMedia Announce Partnership
Deezer Appoints Hans-Holger Albrecht CEO
TuneCore Acquires DropKloud And Its Founders
SoundHound Reveals Top Songs, Artists, Albums Of 2014
In Brief - December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
iHeartMedia Names Don Parker VP/Programming, For San Francisco And Sacramento
Senate Approves Michael O'Rielly For Five-Year FCC Term
Nielsen Report: A Focus On The Public Radio Listener
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 To Air On The CW Network
In Brief - December 17, 2014
December 16, 2014
Beasley Names Rafe D'Amico VP/Strategic Partnerships
NRG Media Taps Shane Sparks Market Manager, Northwoods, WI Cluster
Shazam Upgrades Windows Phone App
KLUC’s 16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive Breaks Records
Rdio Brings Personalized Internet Radio, On-Demand Music Subscription To Windows Phone 8.1
In Brief - December 16, 2014
December 15, 2014
CBS Radio, Carson Daly Agree To Multi-Year Contract Extension
JVC Media Closes On Purchase Of WHKQ/Orlando
Bruce Gilbert Named SVP/Sports For Cumulus And Westwood One
Don Martin Rises To SVP/Sports Programming For Premiere Networks
Columbia Promotes Bryan Younce To SVP/Video, Content Production
In Brief - December 15, 2014
Music News
Madonna Announces New Album, Releases Six Songs Digitally
J. Cole Earns Third Chart-Topper
Quick Hits: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Joan Jett & The Who, Metallica, Van Morrison, Grammy Special Merit Awards
Green Day, Joan Jett Make The List For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Voice
Quick Hits: Imagine Dragons, Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears, Mad Season, David Byrne / Talking Heads tribute concert
Iggy Azalea Maps Out Arena Tour
Quick Hits: Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Everclear, Alex & Sierra, Modest Mouse
Taylor Swift Spends Another Week At #1
The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12
Quick Hits: Epicenter Festival, Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, American Music Priz
Quick Hits: Coldplay, New Year's Rockin' Eve, Golden Globe Song nominees, Judas Priest
Quick Hits: BET Honors, Modest Mouse, Rush
U2 Extends iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour
Quick Hits: Kid Ink, Seether & Rise Above Fest, TV On the Radio, Bob Dylan
FMQB NOW

Year-End
At Issue

           2014
Interview Hilights

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!