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JPR Celebrates Public Radio Music Day

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Millions of listeners tune in weekly to hundreds of local public radio music stations like JPR across America to discover, learn, and enjoy a mix of music selections, artists, and genres that are, in many cases, available only on public radio. This year’s Public Radio Music Day pays special tribute to the contributions made by public radio music stations to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the COVID-19 health crisis continues to place constraints on live and on-site events, JPR has continued to produce high-quality remote sessions with artists each week during the pandemic, providing a valuable source of connection between musicians and fans, and offering listeners a unique opportunity to experience live music.

Stations from across the country are hosting special broadcast and digital programming, and JPR will offer up two very special in-studio sessions:

And on the Classics & News Service at 10am, we'll air a live performance and conversation with guitarist Jiji, ahead of her concert Sunday at the SOU Music Recital Hall. Information here: https://www.ijpr.org/2021-10-28/jpr-classics-live-jiji-guitar

Then at Noon on the Rhythm & News Service, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole joins us for an intimate solo performance and conversation. Information here: https://www.ijpr.org/2021-10-22/jpr-live-session-paula-cole

Public Radio Music Day is hosted by the noncomMUSIC Alliance and its partners. The noncomMUSIC Alliance celebrates nonprofit, local public radio’s role in connecting artists with the communities who enjoy and support their music. Established in 2018, the Alliance currently has more than 150 partner public radio music stations, all locally owned and operated, yet united by their shared values of music discovery, curation, preservation, performance, and community.