Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations and Finance
Monique H. Hanson
Senior Vice President of Strategy
NPR was founded in the year 1970. The organisation has been active for almost 49 years now. The organisation had replaced the National Educational Radio Network in the year 1970, after following the Congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. This particular act was signed into law by the 36th President Lyndon B Johnson and thus established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which also had created the Public Broadcasting Service for television in addition to NPR as well. During the 1980s, the organisation suffered an almost fatal setback in 1983, when the efforts to expand services created a deficit of nearly $7 million. Then the Corporation for Public Broadcasting agreed to lend the network the required money in order to stave off bankruptcy.
In the year 1998, the organisation's board of directors had hired Kevin Klose, who was the director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, as its president and CEO. The organisation had spent nearly $13 million to acquire and equip a West Coast 25,000 square-foot production facility, known as NPR West, which was opened in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA, in the year 2002. The place had room for 90 employees, and therefore it was established to expand its production capabilities, also improve its coverage of the western USA as well, and thus create a backup production facility capable of keeping NPR on the air, in the event of a catastrophe in Washington, DC, USA. In the year 2004, the organisation's budget was increased by over 50 per cent to almost $153 million due to the Kroc gift. Out of the total amount, $34 million of the money was deposited in its endowment. During the year 2005, the organisation had entered podcasting with a directory of over 170 programs created by the organisation itself and other member stations. Then in the year 2008, the organisation had announced that it would reduce its workforce by almost seven per cent and also cancel the news programs such as 'Day to Day' and 'News & Notes'. In the year 2010, the organisation had accepted a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Institute. The grant was meant to begin a project called 'Impact of Government' that was intended to add at least 100 journalists at the organisation's member radio stations in all the 50 states of the USA by the year 2013. As of the year 2018, The Washington Post had reported that between 20 and 22 per cent of the company's staff were classified as temporary - while this number, when compared to other typical for-profit television stations, is just about five per cent. The headquarters of the organisation is based in 1111 North Capitol Street North East. The name of the place is Washington, while the name of the state is DC, USA. The pin code of the area is 20002.
NPR is an American organisation that focuses on the providing and broadcasting of various kinds of multimedia news and also radio programs, which delivers not only national but also international news as well, for all USA citizens. The current CEO of the organisation is Jarl Mohn. As of the year 2016, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $208 million. The total amount of audience the organisation broadcasts to is almost more than 14.9 million. The organisation acts as a national syndicator to nearly 1,000 public radio stations in the USA.
The primary services of the organisation include the broadcasting of various types of national news, international news and various other radio programs, including distress and weather reports, that are provided by the journalists of the organisation itself, along with other partner radio organisations as well. Most of the member stations are owned by the USA government organisations.
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