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St. Louis Public Radio  announced today its new Friends Board and Executive Committee members. Joining the board for 2016 are the following individuals:

Rosalie Brasch is a former member of the Friends of St. Louis Public Radio.  She is an active volunteer with the Missouri History Museum and Reading is Fundamental.

Diane Rehm
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Diane Rehm, a public radio icon and the host of The Diane Rehm Show announced today that she will retire in 2016 after nearly 40 years on the air.

Two Unique Thank You Gifts for One Unique Station

Oct 28, 2015

You may have noticed a little more flair than usual in this fall’s membership campaign. That’s because we partnered with Diane Katzman, a Cornerstone Society member and creator of her own line of custom jewelry and accessories, to create a St. Louis Public Radio-themed bow tie and scarf.

These stylish accessories were available throughout the drive for a $20 per month sustaining membership…and still are! Click here to donate or upgrade today (and look great doing it)! 

 St. Louis Public Radio fall Membership Campaign concluded on Friday, October 23 raising 297,000 from 2,400 donors.  Of the total donations, 970 were from first-time contributors. The campaign, which began on October 15, is one of two major membership campaigns held by the station.  

Gateway ARch Sunshine
(photo by Tim Tolle via Flickr Creative Commons)

The St. Louis Arch, Gateway to the West, turns 50 years old on Oct.28. As the city celebrates this milestone, St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR) takes a look at the past and future of this unique monument.

Margie Freivogel
St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU announced today that Margaret Wolf Freivogel, editor, will retire from her position effective December 31, 2015. She has held this position since December of 2013 following the merger of St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. Effective immediately upon her retirement, Shula Neuman will serve as interim editor and a national search will be conducted to fill the position.

New jazz stream

Sep 11, 2015
Benny Carter playing saxophone
Dennis Owsley

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU is pleased to announce the addition of jazz to its broadcast schedule. Beginning today, St. Louis Public Radio | Jazz 90.7 KWMU-2 will air jazz music 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Listeners can access the programming on their digital radios at 90.7 KWMU-2, online at www.stlpublicradio.org/jazz, and on all of their mobile devices, using the St.

committee crowd at microphone
Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson and the issues raised there continue to resonate in St. Louis and elsewhere. This week from our newsroom you’ll hear voices reflecting on the past year, meet artists and musicians transformed, see images of profound moments in history and get acquainted with the experiences of your neighbors. Join us on-air and follow our stories here in our news section.

Michel Martin at microphone
August Jennewein / University of Missouri–St. Louis / St. Louis Public Radio

Some big news announcements from NPR about All Things Considered today.

Michel Martin, former host of Tell Me More, will become the new weekend host of All Things Considered heard Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on St. Louis Public Radio.

Michel will be building on her deep reporting and interviewing experience as former host of Tell Me More and across print and TV, including reporting for ABC News.

Reporter Jason Rosenbaum receives an award
Missouri Broadcasters Association

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU’s newsroom was honored with four first-place and two certificate-of-merit awards at the 2015 Missouri Broadcasters Association Annual Awards Banquet held Saturday, June 6, at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU Spring Membership Campaign concluded today raising $290,000 from 2,100 donors. Of the total gifts, more than 700 were from first-time contributors. The campaign, which began on March 5, encouraged people to join through monthly contributions and two-thirds of donors signed-up as sustaining members.

Critically praised Canadian musician Shad to lead Q to new heights, beginning April 20th.

A new voice will be joining St. Louis Public Radio’s line up in April as the CBC announced today that Shad (Shadrach Kabango) will take over as the new permanent host of Q. Q is CBC Radio One's award-winning daily arts, culture, and entertainment program heard Monday through Friday at 7 pm on STLPR.

St. Louis Public Radio's website transitioned on Wednesday to a new design that is intended to make our content easy to access no matter what size screen you're using.

This responsive design displays content in ways that are appropriate for each device. On a laptop, for example, you'll see several stories at once on the homepage, as in the previous design. On a phone, you'll be able to scroll through the same content in a format that's easier to read on a small screen. In all versions, the goal is to provide news that matters through a clean, useful design.

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB will be making the following program changes effective Monday, August 4, 2014:

PRI’s The World returns to the St. Louis Public Radio lineup beginning Monday, August 4, 2014 and will air Monday - Friday from 2-3 p.m.  As a result of this change, St. Louis Public Radio will no longer air Here & Now.

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