Arts, Culture, and Humanities

New York Public Radio

  • New York, NY
  • www.wnyc.org/support/matchinggifts

Mission Statement

New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations – WNYC FM, WNYC AM and WQXR FM – as well as New Jersey Public Radio and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. WNYC is a major producer of original content for public radio nationwide. WQXR is New York City’s only all-classical music station. New Jersey Public Radio covers the issues that matter in the garden state and extends New York Public Radio’s news, talk and cultural programming deeper into New Jersey. The Greene Space is a street-front broadcast studio and live venue where audiences can experience our programming in person and online. New York Public Radio’s online platforms include wnyc.org, wqxr.org, njpublicradio.org and thegreenespace.org.

New York Public Radio's mission is "to make the mind more curious, the heart more tolerant and the spirit more joyful through excellent radio programming."

Main Programs

  1. Radio Rookies
  2. Radiolab
  3. The Takeaway
  4. The Brian Lehrer Show
  5. The Leonard Lopate Show
  6. On The Media
  7. Soundcheck
  8. All Things Considered
  9. Studio 360
  10. This American Life
  11. Fishko Files
  12. Fresh Air
  13. Here's The Thing
  14. Morning Edition
  15. New Sounds
  16. Selected Shorts

service areas

New York

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ruling year

1979

chief executive for fy 2000

Laura Walker

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Keywords

WNYC Radio, WQXR Radio, Matching Gifts Program

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EIN

13-3015230

Physical Address

160 Varick Street 9th Floor

New York, NY 10013

Also Known As

WNYC Radio, WQXR Radio

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Radio (A34)

Radio (A34)

Radio (A34)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

New York Public Radio's commitment to community is an important part of its mission. The station's dedication to developing partnerships, promotions and events extends its mission to the larger community. NYPR strives to provide programming and station policies that meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the community.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Radio Rookies

WNYC’s Peabody-award winning Radio Rookies program provides
teenagers with the tools and training to create radio documentaries
about themselves and their communities. Since 1999, WNYC has conducted Radio Rookies
workshops across the five boroughs in predominantly under-resourced
neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to produce
stories that open windows into worlds rarely represented authentically
in the media. Radio Rookies stories are broadcast on WNYC during the local edition of NPR's Morning Edition, and also have been heard on NPR's All Things Considered and PRI's This American Life. The Peabody judges hailed the Radio Rookies’ reporting as “remarkably immediate and illuminating.”

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$30,000.00

Population Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program 2

Radiolab

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

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Program 3

The Takeaway

The Takeaway is the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead.

Host John Hockenberry, along with the The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invites listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online here at thetakeaway.org.

The Takeaway is a unique partnership of global news leaders. It is a co-production of PRI (Public Radio International) and WNYC Radio in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's your neighborhood, your city, your country, your world, and now your website. Brian Lehrer delves into the issues and links them to real life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Host Leonard Lopate lets you in on the best conversations with writers, actors, ex-presidents, dancers, scientists, comedians, historians, grammarians, curators, filmmakers, and do-it-yourself experts.

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On The Media

hile maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.

Since OTM was re-launched in 2001, it has been one of NPR's fastest growing programs, heard on more than 300 public radio stations. It has won Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and a Peabody Award for its body of work.

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Program 7

Soundcheck

Soundcheck® is WNYC’s on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and engaging conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. Listeners start the conversation at Soundcheck.org and continue it with host John Schaefer every weeknight at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM and WNYC.org.

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Program 8

All Things Considered

Reporters scour the globe for the most direct and compelling information, from the spread of AIDS in India to the inexplicable fluctuations of the Brazilian economy.

Keeping tabs on information throughout the day are NPR's Washington-based reporters, considered by many to be the best in the nation. All this is available by turning on your radio every afternoon. All Things Considered offers a balanced perspective on the events of the day, combining headline newscasts with personal, in-depth reporting that has become the hallmark of public radio.

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Program 9

Studio 360

The Peabody Award-winning "Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen," from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy - so let "Studio 360" steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

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Program 10

This American Life



A handheld camera for radio, This American Life takes an intimate look at the drama of the Everyman. Veteran producer Ira Glass shoots from the hip, exploring the lives of oddballs, antiheroes, and just plain folks who quietly fade into our homogenous national landscape. The program shares stories of life and love through monologues, documentaries, short radio plays, "found recordings," and original works for radio, giving you plenty of reasons to linger around the house.

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Program 11

Fishko Files

Stories of art, culture, music and media as told by WNYC’s resident cultural observer, Sara Fishko.

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Program 12

Fresh Air

"If you want to understand a political conflict, it helps to understand the culture in which that conflict is taking place," says host Terry Gross. Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture. "When there is a crisis in a foreign country, we sometimes call up that country's leading novelist or filmmaker to get the cultural perspective." Fresh Air features daily reports and reviews from critics and commentators on music, books, movies, and other cultural phenomena that invade the national psyche.

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Program 13

Here's The Thing

In WNYC’s new podcast series, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.

Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas.

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Program 14

Morning Edition

Morning Edition is your perfect morning companion: gentle, but straightforward, explaining the vagaries of international diplomacy, reporting weather and even recommending the best film in town. Mornings and hard news can coexist in peace. Morning hosts make complex news digestible to millions of listeners who have yet to finish their first cup of coffee. Whether the story breaks in Bosnia or Brooklyn, news reports with on-the-spot sound create a complete picture for your ears.

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New Sounds

New Sounds provides a place for your left and right brain to unwind at the end of day.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction-the most distinguished works of the early masters such as Chekhov, Maupassant, Malamud and dozens of others.

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service areas

New York

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Social Media

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NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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New York Public Radio

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Laura Walker

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Cynthia King Vance

No Affiliation

Term: Apr 2013 -

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