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Minnesota Public Radio Celebrates 40th Anniversary Statewide with Free Coffee and Cookies, Free Bus Transportation and Open Houses

January 1, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio, the largest station-based public radio producer in the nation, celebrates 40 years of engaging audiences with a series of events around Minnesota:

Friday, January 19, 2007
Drive-time drive-through: free coffee and cookies
The first 400 people to stop by any of the following locations on Friday, January 19 between 6:30-8:30 a.m. will get a free cup of coffee and a special 40th anniversary cookie:

MPR Headquarters | 480 Cedar Street | St. Paul
MPR's Rochester studios (Associated Bank building) | 206 S Broadway | Rochester
MPR's Bemidji studios | 405 Beltrami Ave | Bemidji
MPR's Duluth studios | 207 W Superior St, Suite 224 (enter from the skyway) | Duluth
Starbucks Coffee | 124 2nd Street S (Highway 23) | Waite Park
Atomic Coffee | 16 4th St S | Moorhead
Atomic Coffee | 805 30th Ave S | Moorhead
Atomic Coffee | 222 Broadway | Fargo

Sunday, January 21, 2007
Free Buses to MPR's 40th Anniversary Open House in St. Paul
MPR's Rochester studios (Associated Bank building) | 206 S Broadway | Rochester
Bus leaves the Rochester studios at 9:30 a.m. Call 507-282-0910 for reservations.

Sunday, January 21, 2007
Free Buses to MPR's 40th Anniversary Open House in St. Paul
MPR's Duluth studios | 207 W Superior St, Suite 224 | Duluth
Bus leaves the Duluth studios at 9:15 a.m. Call 218-722-9411 for reservations.

Sunday, January 21, 2007
40th Anniversary Open House
MPR Headquarters | 480 Cedar Street | St. Paul
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join your favorite MPR on-air personalities for autographs, a self-guided walking tour, interactive studio activities and refreshments at the brand new, state-of-the-art UBS Forum, a place for interaction and dialogue. The first 1,000 guests receive a free commemorative poster, suitable for autographs during their tour of the building.

Just down the street at the Fitzgerald Theater, Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole of The Morning Show host free, family-friendly entertainment in three one-hour segments at the Fitzgerald Theater starting at noon. Watch the horn-driven rock band Auto Body Experience perform off-kilter songs and see fun film clips projected on a big screen.

Sunday, January 21, 2007
40th Anniversary Open House
MPR's Bemidji studios | 405 Beltrami Ave | Bemidji
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate MPR's 40th anniversary at the Bemidji studios! Bring your family and friends, meet the staff and enjoy light refreshments. Allow us to thank you in person for supporting Minnesota Public Radio!

Minnesota Public Radio® operates a 37-station radio network serving virtually all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states and produces programming for radio, Internet and face-to-face audiences. Programs produced by Minnesota Public Radio, operating as American Public Media™, reach 14.5 million listeners nationwide each week. Of those, more than 790,000 listen regionally, in Minnesota and surrounding states. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be obtained at www.mpr.org and www.americanpublicmedia.org.

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Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only.
Fall 2005/Spring 2006 average


Press Contacts:
Jennifer Haugh
Minnesota Public Radio
651-290-1369
jhaugh@mpr.org

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