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The Public Radio Exchange
Public Radio Exchange
(PRX) is a nonprofit web-based platform for digital distribution, review, and licensing of radio programs. The organization claims to be the largest on-demand catalog of public radio programs available for broadcast and Internet use.[1]


1 Mission 2 History 3 PRX Remix 4 Numbers 5 Programs distributed by PRX 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Mission[edit] According to PRX's site, its mission "is to build a fair market for creative audio content and an online community of increasing gains; to create more opportunities for diverse programming of exceptional quality, interest, and importance to reach more listeners."[2] The company enables terrestrial radio stations to audition pieces and download broadcast-quality audio to share with their listeners over the air or online. PRX catalogs thousands of pieces and allows users to search by topic, length, format, tone and time of the year. The site also provides a community space open to public radio listeners, producers and stations, where users can discover, rate and review pieces. In addition to providing feedback, the rating system brings work to the attention of stations, who are able to sort pieces by their rating. When a piece is licensed by a station PRX provides the producer with a royalty. PRX provides stations and producers with tools to manage and monitor transactions, rights, usage statistics and payments within their individual and group accounts. History[edit]

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A Peabody Award
Peabody Award
for Reveal: The VA’s Opiate Overload. L to R: Kerri Hoffman, Ben Adair, John Barth, Aaron Glantz, Jake Shapiro, Susanne Reber and Amy Pyle (2015)

The PRX site and services launched in September 2003 after a two-year planning, research, and development phase supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ford Foundation. Since then PRX has received additional support from the NTIA
Technology Opportunities Program, the MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Surdna Foundation, and Google
Grants. PRX offices are located in Cambridge, MA. On February 28, 2007 PRX and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced the Public Radio Talent Quest.[3] This competition is an open search for new public radio talent, and gives producers the chance to produce a pilot show for public radio. Finalists will be chosen after a five-round competition voted on by fans, public radio professionals and celebrity judges. On May 14, the first round of submissions ended with 1,452 entries. As of May 22, 2007, the Public Radio Talent Quest site had over 14,600 registered users. On April 9, 2008 The MacArthur Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
selected PRX as one of its 2008 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. In late November of that year, PRX soft launched PRX 3.0. The launch included their Remix Radio project which provides a sampling of the content available for licensing on the site. On January 1, 2009, PRX, Inc became a Massachusetts
501c3 nonprofit corporation. Previously PRX had been a project area of the Station Resource Group, a Maryland nonprofit. On January 28, PRX Remix was added to XM Satellite Radio
XM Satellite Radio
on channel 136. Later that year, on July 19, PRX launched the Public Radio Player 2.0, an iPhone app for public radio developed by PRX, NPR
and other public radio partners, and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. On August 11, PRX was included in CPB's agreement with SoundExchange through 2015 as a covered public radio entity for music webcasting royalties. In 2010 PRX launched two iPhone apps: the This American Life
This American Life
app on February 1 and the WBUR Boston app on July 7. That same year, PRX won a Peabody Award
Peabody Award
for The Moth Radio Hour[4] Also, PRX was announced as a winner of the 2010 Knight News Challenge for Story Exchange, a crowdfunding journalism project, on June 16. On September 8, 2010 PRX announced $2.7M in new funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. On December 8, 2011, PRX announced $2.5M in funding from Knight Foundation to create the Public Media Accelerator. In May 2014, PRX received a Peabody Award
Peabody Award
for the Reveal show "The VA's Opiate Overload".[5] PRX Remix[edit] Formerly known as Public Radio Remix. As of 2011, two radio stations, KPBZ
in Spokane, Washington
Spokane, Washington
and WREM in Canton, New York, air a full-time schedule of programming from PRX, branded as Public Radio Remix.[6] Both stations are owned by the same organizations as their markets' primary National Public Radio
National Public Radio
affiliates. PRX Remix also airs on Sirius XM Channel 123. Several other public radio stations air some, but not all, Public Radio Exchange programming in their schedules. Numbers[edit] As of May 22, 2007 PRX has 12,167 available radio pieces, 28,149 members, including 445 radio stations,[7] and 2,782 individual producers [8] Programs distributed by PRX[edit] Regular series distributed by PRX include:[9]

12th Street Jump 99% Invisible American Routes Big Picture Science Exploring Music Folk Alley Global Village HowSound Inside Europe from Deutsche Welle Ken Rudin's Political Junkie L.A. Theatre Works Live Wire Radio[10] Milk Street Radio The Moth Radio Hour New Letters on the Air On Being Open Source Philosophy Talk Planetary Radio Radiolab Reveal Weekly Says You! Sea Change Radio Snap Judgment (radio show) Sound Opinions This American Life
This American Life
(self-distributed, but uses PRX to deliver shows to stations) To the Best of Our Knowledge A Way with Words WTF with Marc Maron

See also[edit]

American Public Media National Public Radio Public Radio International


^ Station Resource Group 2006 Activity Review Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Introduction to the Public Radio Exchange". PRX - Public Radio Exchange. Retrieved 13 October 2014.  ^ Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
press release ^ 70th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2011. ^ 73rd Annual Peabody Awards, May 2014. ^ "World Ends, NERW Rolls On". NorthEast Radio Watch, May 23, 2011. ^ "PRX Station search". PRX - Public Radio Exchange. Retrieved 13 October 2014.  ^ PRX Producer search. ^ PRX - Series ^ Lapin, Andrew (September 10, 2012). "New youth-flavored variety entries move genre out of its Prairie Home". Current. Takoma Park, Maryland: American University School of Communication. 

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