Internet Killed The Radio Star: National Public Radio Is Just ‘NPR’ Now

npr_logo_7.9.10.jpgSeeing how it’s scope isn’t limited to publically-funded radio programming on a national level, National Public Radio has decided to change its name to simply “NPR.” The network also currently produces web and music-related content in addition to its radio shows (which, of course, can also be listened to online).

The change has not been formally announced, but staff have been notified to refer to their employer solely as “NPR” during their segments.

The Washington Post notes that there is some tension surrounding the switch, as some have complained that the network is focusing on digital content to the detriment of “more and better” radio programming.