Innovation

Platforms and Milestones Defining NPR Sponsorship

1970 / NPR is founded on February 26

1971 / First broadcast

NPR goes on the air for the first time with live coverage of United States Senate hearings on the war in Vietnam

1994 / NPR.org launches

2000 / NPR's first web-only program "All Songs Considered" debuts on NPR.org

2001 / NPR debuts on satellite radio with a mix of programs from NPR and NPR Member Stations

2009 / NPR launches News apps for iPhone and Android

2010 / NPR receives AdAge "Media Vanguard Award"

2010 / NPR Music app for iPhone launches

2011 / NPR Music series Project Song wins Emmy Award

2012 / Responsive Design, featuring IAB Rising Star units, launches on NPR.org

2013 / NPR.org homepage redesign launches, featuring Center Stage Sponsorship integration

2014 / Mobile and tablet traffic to NPR.org surpasses 50% of total site traffic

Invisibilia from NPR
2015 / NPR launches Invisibilia, a hugely popular new program and podcast

2016 / NPR brings in WAMU's podcast The Big Listen

1979 / NPR's first overseas bureau opens in London

NPR begins the first nationwide, satellite-delivered radio distribution network and is designated as the manager of the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS), distributing content for NPR and other public radio producers.

1985 / Weekend Edition Saturday debuts

1987 / WHYY's Fresh Air with Terry Gross goes national on NPR

1998 / Going global

NPR Worldwide launches, providing public radio programming to Europe, Asia and Africa, and US military stationed abroad

2002 / NPR expands West

2007 / Launch of NPR Music

2008 / First to launch Open API

NPR becomes the first major national media organization to launch a comprehensive Open API (Application Programming Interface) allowing stations and public radio fans an easy way to access, include and share NPR content on other websites and blogs.

2009 / Webby Awards

NPR Wins 7 Webby Awards (more than any other news organization)

2010 / NPR serves as a launch partner of the iPad; launches NPR app for iPad

2012 / NPR partners with Ford Sync

2012 / NPR Music app for iPad launches

2013 / NPR moves to new headquarters building at 1111 North Capitol St. NE

2014 / Launch of NPR One, public radio made personal, with industry-leading interactive audio creative

2016 / NPR launches How I Built This, a new podcast about entrepreneurs

1970 / NPR is founded on February 26

1971 / First broadcast

NPR goes on the air for the first time with live coverage of United States Senate hearings on the war in Vietnam

1979 / NPR's first overseas bureau opens in London

NPR begins the first nationwide, satellite-delivered radio distribution network and is designated as the manager of the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS), distributing content for NPR and other public radio producers.

1985 / Weekend Edition Saturday debuts

1987 / WHYY's Fresh Air with Terry Gross goes national on NPR

1994 / NPR.org launches

1998 / Going global

NPR Worldwide launches, providing public radio programming to Europe, Asia and Africa, and US military stationed abroad

2000 / NPR's first web-only program "All Songs Considered" debuts on NPR.org

2001 / NPR debuts on satellite radio with a mix of programs from NPR and NPR Member Stations

2002 / NPR expands West

2007 / Launch of NPR Music

2008 / First to launch Open API

NPR becomes the first major national media organization to launch a comprehensive Open API (Application Programming Interface) allowing stations and public radio fans an easy way to access, include and share NPR content on other websites and blogs.

2009 / Webby Awards

NPR Wins 7 Webby Awards (more than any other news organization)

2009 / NPR launches News apps for iPhone and Android

2010 / NPR Music app for iPhone launches

2010 / NPR receives AdAge "Media Vanguard Award"

2010 / NPR serves as a launch partner of the iPad; launches NPR app for iPad

2011 / NPR Music series Project Song wins Emmy Award

2012 / NPR Music app for iPad launches

2012 / NPR partners with Ford Sync

2012 / Responsive Design, featuring IAB Rising Star units, launches on NPR.org

2013 / NPR moves to new headquarters building at 1111 North Capitol St. NE

2013 / NPR.org homepage redesign launches, featuring Center Stage Sponsorship integration

2014 / Mobile and tablet traffic to NPR.org surpasses 50% of total site traffic

2014 / Launch of NPR One, public radio made personal, with industry-leading interactive audio creative

Invisibilia from NPR
2015 / NPR launches Invisibilia, a hugely popular new program and podcast

2016 / NPR launches How I Built This, a new podcast about entrepreneurs

2016 / NPR brings in WAMU's podcast The Big Listen