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'Marketplace' is America's most popular business show. Now it has ambitious plans to expand

Marketplace, the popular public radio business program, is mapping out an ambitious expansion plan to position it for the digital future

NPR president Jarl Mohn is betting on smart, addictive podcasts to hook millennials

Will podcasting kill the radio star? National Public Radio President and Chief Executive Jarl Mohn doesn’t think so. The recent ranking from measurement service Podtrac shows that 7.5 million people are listening to NPR’s podcasts each month, making it the most popular supplier of the audio-on-demand programs created for digital devices. But NPR’s listening on traditional terrestrial radio has been trending up as well, with an overall gain of 16% for its signature news magazine programs “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” in first quarter of 2016. It’s a reversal for the nonprofit broadcasting service that has watched its audience decline and age in recent years. Mohn, a onetime top 40 disc jockey and former cable executive who took over NPR in 2014, told The Times why he believes podcasts can be the gateway to getting younger listeners hooked on the electronic medium their parents grew up with.

Diane Rehm’s station taps Joshua Johnson, a lesser-known radio host, as her successor

WAMU replaces the veteran public-radio talk-show host with a broadcaster from San Francisco.

America's Quintessential Storyteller, Garrison Keillor, Signs Off

After 42 years, Keillor retired from hosting the public radio staple "A Prairie Home Companion" on Saturday

NPR's president is betting on podcasts to hook millennials

Will podcasting kill the radio star? National Public Radio President and Chief Executive Jarl Mohn doesn’t think so. The recent ranking from measurement service Podtrac shows that 7.5 million people are listening to NPR’s podcasts each month, making it the most popular supplier of the audio-on-demand programs created for digital devices. But NPR’s listening on traditional terrestrial radio has been trending up as well, with an overall gain of 16% for its signature news magazine programs “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” in first quarter of 2016. It’s a reversal for the nonprofit broadcasting service that has watched its audience decline and age in recent years. Mohn, a onetime top 40 disc jockey and former cable executive who took over NPR in 2014, told The Times why he believes podcasts can be the gateway to getting younger listeners hooked on the electronic medium their parents grew up with.

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