Report: New York Public Radio Gets $10 Million Grant
March 10, 2014 at 4:19 AM (PT)
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO, owner of noncommercial News-Talk WNYC-A, News-Talk WNYC-F, and Classical WQXR/NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY PUBLIC RADIO, has received a $10 million grant from the JEROME L. GREENE FOUNDATION, reports the NEW YORK TIMES. The grant is the largest single gift ever made to a public radio station, according to NYPR.
Most of the grant, the TIMES reports, will go to develop digital operations, including a "Discover" feature on the WNYC mobile app that will enable listeners to generate custom playlists of downloadable material based on topics that interest them. Two million dollars will go to keeping ticket prices at the station's JEROME L. GREEN Performance Space affordable.