It's official: PRI becomes affliated company of WGBH Boston
Recognizing the tremendous changes and opportunities occurring in media, PRI and WGBH are responding to the imperative for public media to find new and innovative ways to work more effectively to serve the public.
Our two organizations will leverage our combined resources and expertise to create scale and efficiencies to provide public radio audiences with more content choices and engagement opportunities; increase public radio stations’ and producers’ ability to address audience needs and interests in today’s multi-media, cross-platform digital world; and support public media’s creative communities.
As an affiliated company of WGBH, PRI will continue to operate independently as a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Minneapolis, with our distinct mission and nationally recognized board of directors, continuing to directly raise funds for our own programs, projects and operations. PRI will continue to produce “PRI’s The World®,” “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen from PRI and WNYC,” and “The Takeaway” (a co-production of PRI and WNYC). We will continue to serve public radio stations with the largest portfolio of on-going and independent programming in public radio, representing content from 16 producers in the US and Canada. WGBH will provide administrative operations support to PRI.
The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac on his role in skewering news media and his current project, hosting the fourth season of “AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" on public television.
"I like documentaries, I have to do community service for some gambling debts, um … and so why not do this," Cenac said about his public television stint.