Today marks forty years since National Public Radio was founded. The incorporation date was February 26, 1970. The first broadcast of “All Things Considered” aired a little over a year after NPR’s founding, on May 3, 1971.
KUSP joined NPR in 1984.
As one illustration of how much things have changed over the years, NPR announced recently that its staff won fifteen awards for excellence in photography from the White House News Photographers Association. Most of the awards were for work in Afghanistan, which you can see by following the link. NPR is truly a multi-media news organization today, and we’re proud to have been an NPR member for the past twenty-six years.