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NPR Celebrates 50 Years

NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

This is the Manager’s Minute.  

Loyal NPR listeners see the value in well-sourced and well-told stories from here and around the world.  


But there was a time before NPR, and this week we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of NPR and the debut of NPR’s first news magazine program – All Things Considered. 


It was called National Public Radio then – when this fresh afternoon news show first went on the air with reports about anti-Vietnam war protests on May 3rd, 1971. 


All Things Considered caught on and Morning Edition debuted eight years later.  


Now, NPR is America’s most loved and most trusted news service brand, and KGOU is proud to be Your NPR Source.  


With the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.  

Dick Pryor has more than 25 years of experience in public service media, having previously served as deputy director, managing editor, news manager, news anchor and host for OETA, Oklahoma’s statewide public TV network. He was named general manager of KGOU Radio in November, 2016.
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