Collecting Carriage Gets a Whole Lot Easier

Stations, starting today, you might notice a change when you license a piece on PRX. We are now requiring carriage information for each program that you purchase. This has been a highly requested feature on PRX.org and we’re excited to finally launch it.

The details:
On the buy page, you can choose the first day and the time that you will air the program and add any additional airings. If you’re not sure yet when you will air it, you can choose “I don’t know” and fill that info in later. You will also be prompted to update your contact info so that we know who to follow up with about carriage information.

Producers spend a lot of time tracking down carriage info and we wanted to make that process smoother for everyone. By working together, producers can help you promote the work you’re airing on your station.

Below is a screenshot of what the purchase page looks like now. Contact us at prxhelp@prx.org if you have any questions at all.

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February’s Most Played Stories

Here are the stories that got the most plays on PRX.org last month. These stories stood out to people, got shared between friends and made their mark in the marketplace.

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Zeitfunk 2014…And the Winners Are

Congrats to all of our winners of Zeitfunk 2014! It was an amazing year with more pieces and more producers publishing on PRX.org than ever before.

Even if you don’t get to walk away with a beautiful Zeitfunk trophy, we want you to know that we appreciate all of the hard work that our producers and stations put in day-in and day-out.

Please keep posting your work on PRX and we will keep helping you get it out into the world and into listeners’ ears.
Thanks for being a part of the PRX community.

Most Licensed Producer:
Jeff Haas (more)

Most Licensed Group:
Moyers & Company (more)

Most Licensed Station:

WKSU (more)

Most Licensed Story:
Reveal Pilot #3 (more)

Most Licensed Series:
Folk Alley (more)

Most Licensed Debut Producer:
Clay Ryder (more)

Most Licensed Debut Group:
Mighty Writers (more)

Station that Licensed the Most Stories:
KMXT (more)

Most Listened-To Story:
Two Little Girls Explain the Worst Haircut Ever from Jeff Cohen (more)

Most Licensed Producer by PRX Remix:
David Schulman (more)

Most Licensed Group by PRX Remix:
BackStory with the American History Guys (more)

Most Licensed Station by PRX Remix:
KALW (more)

Outside Purchaser that Licensed the Most:
Radio New Zealand (more)

Zeitfunk 2014: Most Licensed Producer, Group and Station

The Most Licensed Producer, Group and Station categories are open to any account on PRX without a subscribable series.

Here are the top accounts. Stay tuned for the announcement of the first place winner, coming Feb. 13!

Producer:

*WINNER* Jeff Haas
Philip Nusbaum
Daniel Wargo
Stephen R. Webb
Charles Lee
Michael Park
Al Grauer
Chris Kuborn
Matt “The Cat” Baldassarri
Guy Rathbun

Group:

*WINNER* Moyers & Company
Vinyl Cafe
99% Invisible
BackStory with the American History Guys
Bluesnet Radio
SOTRU
With Good Reason
L.A. Theatre Works
NPR Music
Deutsche Welle
Isla Earth
Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie
A Way with Words
Third Coast International Audio Festival
Big Picture Science
Live Wire! Radio
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Philosophy Talk
National Endowment for the Arts

Station:

*WINNER* WKSU
KMUW
WMHT
The WFMT Radio Network
KCUR
WNYC
WBEZ
WQXR
WGUC
WXPN

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Zeitfunk 2014: Most Listened-To Story

The Most Listened-To Story category is open to any story on PRX.

Here are the top stories.

*WINNER* Two Little Girls Explain The Worst Haircut Ever by Jeff Cohen (29,359 listens)
WTF Episode 106 with Robin Williams by WTF with Marc Maron
A Mormon, A Pickpocket and A Carpenter by The Moth
The Sound of a Working Textile Mill by Colin Kelley
WTF Episode 104 with Louis CK by WTF with Marc Maron

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Zeitfunk 2014: Most Licensed Debut Producer and Group

The Most Licensed Debut Producer and Group categories are open to any producer or group on PRX whose account was created in 2014.

Here are the top debut accounts.

Producer:

*WINNER* Clay Ryder
Peter Johnson
Garrett Stack
W F Strong
Anna Rose MacArthur
Nancy Klingener

Group:

*WINNER* Mighty Writers (55 licenses)
Cannabis Radio News
ChavoBart Digital Media
Criminal
The Organist
University of Montana Journalism
Sundilla
This Instant Productions
The Thomas Jefferson Hour with Clay Jenkinson
Sidewalk Radio
Perspectives Radio
Pitch

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Zeitfunk 2014: Most Licensed by PRX Remix

The Most Licensed by PRX Remix categories are open to any station, producer and producer group on PRX.

Here are the top accounts licensed by PRX Remix.

Stations:

*WINNER* KALW (30 licenses)
WBEZ
KFAI
WFMT

Producers:

*WINNER* David Schulman (31 licenses)
Devon Strolovitch
Lauren Ober
Eric Molinsky
Tanner Latham
Jake Warga
Michael May
Benjamen Walker
Lea Thau

Groups:

*WINNER* BackStory with the American History Guys (49 licenses)
This Land Press
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
The Organist
HowSound
Life of the Law
StoryCorps
Blank on Blank
With Good Reason
Blunt Youth Radio Project
AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio)
Criminal
Open Source with Christopher Lydon

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Fast Company Names PRX and Radiotopia Top Innovative Companies

We’re thrilled to announce that Fast Company has named PRX one of the Ten Most Innovative Companies in Media and Radiotopia one of the Ten Most Innovative Kickstarter Companies (press release).

This has been a big year for PRX with Radiotopia launching just a year ago this month with a hugely successful and record-breaking Kickstarter in between. We’re a small company with a lot of big ideas and we’re honored to accept these nominations alongside other media companies like The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Gimlet, and Medium.

Check out all of Fast Company’s Most Innovative and read our press release below.

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PRESS RELEASE

For information, interviews, photos contact:
Patrick Kowalczyk, patrick@pkpr.com
Scott Piro, scott@pkpr.com
PKPR, 212.627.8098

FAST COMPANY ANNOUNCES MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

PRX AND RADIOTOPIA NAMED IN MEDIA AND KICKSTARTER CATEGORIES

New York, February 9, 2015 – Fast Company today announced its annual ranking of the world’s Most Innovative Companies for 2015, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. For “breathing life back into radio,” PRX earned the No. 5 spot in the Most Innovative Companies in Media. In addition, PRX’s podcast network Radiotopia earned the No. 4 spot in the Most Innovative Kickstarter Companies for “creating an audio utopia.”

Other companies honored along with PRX in the Media category include The Washington Post, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Gimlet, and Medium. Radiotopia is honored in the Kickstarter category alongside Oculus VR, RRKidz, and others.

“Public radio is ripe for reinvention and we are thrilled that Fast Company has named PRX and Radiotopia as top innovators,” said Jake Shapiro, CEO of PRX. “Credit goes to our remarkable team, talented producers in our network, and listeners like you. Stay tuned for lots more to come.”

Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. The magazine’s editors spend months gathering and analyzing data on companies around the globe. The resulting package emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, nimble business models, an ethos of sustainability, and a culture of creativity.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2015) is now available online at www.fastcompany.com/MIC as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 17.

ABOUT PRX
PRX is an award-winning nonprofit public media company, harnessing innovative technology to bring compelling stories to millions of people. PRX.org operates public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of audio stories for broadcast and digital use, including This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour, Reveal, Snap Judgment and the Radiotopia podcast network. PRX Remix is PRX’s 24/7 channel featuring the best independent radio stories and new voices. PRX is also the leading mobile app developer for public media, with apps such as Public Radio Player, PRX Remix, and This American Life.

ABOUT FAST COMPANY
Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.

Zeitfunk 2014: Outside Purchaser that Licensed the Most

The Outside Purchaser that Licensed the Most category is open to any OP* on PRX.

Here are our top OP’s that Licensed the Most on PRX. PRX Remix licensed the most stories in 2014, however since we would rather not award ourselves, we’ll be awarding the runner-up.

PRX Remix (761 licenses)
*WINNER* Radio New Zealand (76 licenses)
Accessible Media Inc.
HowSound
Listen Edition

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* Outside Purchasers are groups on PRX who can purchase content and are not public radio stations in the United States. Read more about the Outside Purchaser program here.

Zeitfunk 2014: Stations that Licensed the Most Stories

The Station That Licensed the Most category is open to any station on PRX.

Here are our top-10 Stations that Licensed the Most on PRX.

*WINNER* KMXT (1100 licenses)
WOUB
WLPR
KPVL
KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio
KKRN
KKWE Niijii Radio
KFOK
KEOS
KUOW

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