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Take a look at some of this year’s biggest stories for Current, as measured by unique pageviews.

Radiolab’s Ellen Horne was among those hired by Audible. (Photo: Amy Pearl, WNYC)

Radiolab’s Ellen Horne was among those hired by Audible. (Photo: Amy Pearl, WNYC)

10. “Audible scoops up content team from Radiolab, public radio”

After his move from NPR to Audible, former NPR programming VP Eric Nuzum added more public media talent to his roster.


9. “The numbers: What top executives are making”

Our survey of salaries among public media CEOs piqued your curiosity.


8. “NPR: ‘There will be more Invisibilia episodes’”

After the podcast’s big debut, fans are still hungering for more — but they’ll have to wait until at least spring 2016.

NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Dru Sefton)

(Photo: Dru Sefton)

7. “Drop in younger listeners makes dent in NPR news audience”

Researchers shared the troubling trends at a public radio conference.

(Photo: Zach Hyman)

Zach Hyman

(Photo: Zach Hyman)

6. “PBS drops hourlong Sesame Street from fall schedule”

The show’s deal with HBO was also big news, but our write-up about shorter episodes drew more readers — with a bump a few months later when the change took effect.


Sabrina Farhi

5. “NPR making changes to voice of underwriting credits”

Farewell to Sabrina Farhi and hello, Jessica Hansen.

(Photo: Erik Hageness)

Erik Hageness

(Photo: Erik Hageness)

4. “Garrison Keillor reveals next host for A Prairie Home Companion

Did the Berkshire Eagle reporter even know he’d get this scoop?

(Photo courtesy Sean Rameswaram)

(Photo courtesy Sean Rameswaram)

3. “‘I AM LAKSHMI SINGH’: How an NPR newscaster became a hat and meme”

Sean Rameswaram wanted to see his hat on the real Lakshmi Singh, and thanks in part to our story, his wish came true.

(Photo: Mattew Septimus/NPR)

(Photo: Mattew Septimus/NPR)

2. “Ira Glass: Public radio can capitalize on its popularity without selling out its mission”

In this commentary, Glass elaborated on his eyebrow-raising comment that public radio is ready for capitalism.

(Photo: Will Fisher via Wikimedia Commons)

Will Fisher / Wikimedia Commons

(Photo: Will Fisher via Wikimedia Commons)

1. “A top audio engineer explains NPR’s signature sound”

This transcript of a Q&A from an episode of our podcast The Pub was by far and away our most-visited post, drawing audio geeks the world over.

From all of us at Current, thanks for reading — best wishes for the holidays and a happy New Year!

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