Public Radio Music Day is Wednesday, Nov. 10
On November 1, 2021, a bipartisan, bicameral resolution was introduced to recognize this Wednesday, November 10 as the second annual Public Radio Music Day.
“The resolution celebrates local public radio music stations and their service to listeners, artists, and communities across America, particularly during the pandemic,” the noncomMUSIC Alliance said in a November 2 press release. “Over the last 20 months, public radio stations have gone to extraordinary lengths to support their communities while keeping local audiences connected with artists and musical discovery.”
U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Chris Coons (D-DE), and U.S. Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Don Young (R-AK) set forth the resolution.
Over the last 20 months, public radio stations have gone to extraordinary lengths to support their communities while keeping local audiences connected with artists and musical discovery.
“Over twenty million listeners tune in to local public radio music stations every week,” said Senator Blunt. “These stations provide their audiences a unique listening experience, whether they’re spotlighting local artists, playing a wide variety of music, or engaging with their local communities. I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution to mark Public Radio Music Day and celebrate public radio’s contributions to the arts, education, and culture.”
Here at Iowa Public Radio, the IPR Classical and Studio One teams work to bring listeners both music that stands the test of time and new favorites from the Iowa music scene and beyond.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for having a music format that goes deeper and wider than what is heard on other radio sources,” IPR Senior Music Producer Mark Simmet said. “An honor and a pleasure!”
Celebrate Public Radio Music Day with Iowa Public Radio by listening to the Studio One and Classical streams 24/7 at iowapublicradio.org or on your smart speaker.