WGBH Buys Public Radio International
July 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM (PT)
WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION noncommercial Talk WGBH/BOSTON has purchased PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL, the producer of several of public radio's most popular shows. PRI reports that it will remain based in MINNEAPOLIS and operationally independent from WGBH.
PRI distributes WBEZ/CHICAGO's "THIS AMERICAN LIFE," WNYC/NEW YORK's "THE TAKEAWAY" and "STUDIO 360," the CBC's "Q WITH JIAN GHOMESHI," "DAY 6," "WIRETAP," and "AS IT HAPPENS," and several others, including TAVIS SMILEY and KOJO NNAMDI's shows and WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO's "WHAD'YA KNOW?" WGBH and PRI already collaborate with BBC WORLD SERVICE on "THE WORLD."