This year, we celebrate 50 years of St. Louis Public Radio. From our humble beginnings in UMSL’s Lucas Hall to our home in Grand Center, STLPR has transformed the way local audiences understand and experience the events and issues that shape daily life in our region.
Over five decades, we have grown from a radio station with a small staff to a regional powerhouse with multiple streams of content centered on breaking news, in-depth reporting, engaged storytelling and music. Our transformation continues. As we look to the next 50 years, we embark on a period of strategic planning that centers equity and brings our urban and rural communities into sharper focus.
In 2023 and beyond, we have set our sights on including younger and more diverse audiences: communities we have not spoken to directly in the past whose listening habits and preferences will undoubtedly introduce us to new platforms and new ways of presenting and understanding the complex narratives of our region, our state, and our country. We are committed to this challenging work while continuing to honor the loyalty and dedication of long-time listeners. Our journey would not be possible without your support.
As we look forward to these pivotal transformations, which will keep STLPR at the forefront of local journalism and continue to make us an essential local news and culture organization, we are unwavering in our mission: to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures for a more inspired and engaged public.
Tina Pamintuan, CEO