NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming from the United States. On December 3rd, 2005, the Berlin-Brandenburg Media Office (MABB) voted to award a new frequency, 104,1 FM, to NPR. The station's reach covers an area of Berlin home to more than 3.1 million residents and the bulk of the international business, diplomatic, student, and tourism communities.
NPR Berlin began serving the community on April 1, 2006. We offer the newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered, plus Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and The Diane Rehm Show. 104,1 airs Life in Berlin, features exploring the city's vibrant arts and culture scene, as well as interviews produced in cooperation with local organizations.
NPR Berlin gained immediate attention from the city's newspapers and some of its broadcasters. All of the media attention was strongly favorable, with comparisons to the quality of German public radio. One of the city's largest daily newspapers gave the new station the highest possible praise, calling it "…the best gift since the Airlift."
The license for NPR FM Berlin is held by a legal nonprofit, NPR Media Berlin GmbH, in order to maintain the characteristics of a public radio station in the US.