NPR Expands Classical With CPRN Deal

NPR Expands Classical With CPRN Deal
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NPR announced what it called a "significant new alliance" with Classical Public Radio Network to
market and distribute the 24-hour classical music service to public radio stations.
"The historic NPR-CPRN partnership will make around-the- clock classical music available to its 732 stations, 472 of which broadcast classical music," NPR stated. "CPRN will be offered to NPR member stations starting in May."
CPRN was created by Colorado Public Radio and University of Southern California Radio. It received $850,000 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1999 to develop the service. It airs on five public radio stations or networks at present.
"With the addition of CPRN, NPR distributes 196 hours of classical music every week," it stated.

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