National Public Radio Becomes NPR | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

National Public Radio Becomes NPR

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) Just call it NPR. National Public Radio has asked its staff to use just its initials.

The Washington-based news organization says over the last several years it has been making the change, but it says it has now formally asked its staffers not to use the longer name on air.

NPR spokeswoman Dana Davis Rehm says that "a shorter brand name is usually better" and that the public and listeners have been identifying the station as NPR for some time. She also acknowledged that the station's website, NPR.org, and applications for electronic devices have a large following, making the station more than radio.

The organization's legal name will remain National Public Radio.

Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Marfa's Mexican-Americans Remember 'Giant' And Southwest Segregation

The documentary Children of Giant tells the story of some of the people in the 1956 film — not James Dean or Rock Hudson, but rather the Mexican community that appeared in it.
NPR

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
NPR

Week In Politics: Clinton Foundation, Drone Strikes

NPR's Melissa Block talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Clinton Foundation financial news and drone strikes.
NPR

At The Heart Of A Watch, Tested By Time

Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.