Report: 'This American Life' Eyes PRX Distribution
March 24, 2014 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Is CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA noncommercial News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO's "THIS AMERICAN LIFE" headed to distribution through PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE (PRX)? That's what CHICAGO's ROBERTFEDER.COM is reporting in the wake of last week's news that the longrunning show will be leaving PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL after 17 years with the syndicator (NET NEWS 3/20).
PRX distributes WBEZ-produced "SOUND OPINIONS" along with several other national shows and is responsible for the "THIS AMERICAN LIFE" smartphone app as well as the PUBLIC RADIO PLAYER app. Executive Producer and Host IRA GLASS said that an announcement would come "sometime soon." The PRI contract expires on JULY 1st.