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Miami is the 12th largest metropolitan area without a full-time classical music service. The region lost its last classical FM radio service, a commercial station, seven years ago. As one of the largest producers and distributors of classical music programming in the world, the new station will build on one of American Public Media Group’s core strengths.
“American Public Media Group is in a unique position, with our commitment to classical music, arts and cultural programming, to make this station into a strong public radio station serving the residents of Miami and southeastern Florida,” said Bill Kling, president and CEO of American Public Media Group. “As one of public media’s most active champions of classical music, we are pleased with this opportunity to contribute to southeastern Florida’s cultural vitality by bringing classical music back to the airwaves.”
Through 89.7, American Public Media Group will connect classical music audiences in Miami to performances from around the world through American Public Media’s™ national classical music programs and its relationship with the European Broadcasting Union.
American Public Media will begin providing programming to the station as soon as feasible, and will assume full responsibility for operations of the station when approval from the Federal Communications Commission is granted.
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American Public Media
American Public Media™ is the nation’s second-largest producer of public radio programs, reaching 14.7 million listeners nationwide each week. National programs include A Prairie Home Companion®, Weekend America®, Marketplace®, Marketplace Money®, Performance Today®, The Splendid Table®,
Speaking of Faith® and special reports produced by its national documentary unit, American RadioWorks.® A complete list of stations, programs and additional services for the American Public Media national network can be obtained at
American Public Media Group is the tax-exempt nonprofit parent support organization for radio stations in California, Minnesota, Idaho, Michigan, Iowa, South Dakota and Florida. It is a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to develop resources, services and systems to support public media for public service.
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Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only. Fall 2006