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Corporation for Public Broadcasting Announces Funding Support for PRI and WNYC Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji

  • For Immediate Release on March 28, 2008

Washington, DC -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced a $1.5 million grant to Public Radio International (PRI) for its upcoming morning drive news program, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji, a co-production with WNYC Radio.

Hosted by award-winning journalists John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji, The Takeaway will be live, conversational and deliver in-depth national and international news through live interviews and reports. This multiplatform program will engage listeners and allow them to include their ideas and feedback into the production of the show.

The Takeaway is a co-production of PRI and WNYC, in editorial collaboration with the BBC World Service, New York Times Radio and WGBH Boston. The program premieres on April 28th on WNYC, WGBH and WEAA, and will roll out in other markets during the spring and summer.

CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 and is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,000 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television, and related online services.

Public Radio International leads media by producing, acquiring and distributing innovative content that enables U.S. audiences to "hear a different voice," bringing new voices, global journalism and cultural perspectives to the public airwaves. Through partnerships with BBC World Service and station-based and independent producers, the Minneapolis-based network provides over 400 hours of programming each week, content that is broadcast and streamed online by 827 PRI affiliates nationwide, whose radio broadcasts reach over 29 million listeners each week.

WNYC Radio is New York's premier public radio station, comprising WNYC 93.9 FM and WNYC AM 820. As America's most listened-to public radio stations, reaching more than one million listeners every week, WNYC FM and AM extend New York City's cultural riches to the entire country and air the best national offerings from affiliate networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting.

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

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