National Public Radio is changing its name to NPR

National Public Radio is changing its name to NPR.

NPR says it’s abbreviating the name it has used since its debut in 1971 because it’s more than radio these days. Its news, music and informational programming is heard over a variety of digital devices that aren’t radios; it also operates news and music Web sites.

I’m not on board with this. Most of what NPR does is still in the audio realm, and I think in the digital age, the word “radio” should (and will) evolve to mean streaming or long-form audio. It’s a hell of a lot better than “podcast”.

Via The Morning News

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