PRX Remix Live Stream
While WREM is a broadcast-only service, PRX does offer an online stream of PRX Remix. The programming available from the live player below is not in synch with the broadcast playlist information on this page.
About PRX Remix
PRX Remix is an experimental radio stream featuring great public radio stories, conversations, audio essays, talks, sounds and the work of young producers. It’s curated by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, and broadcast in St. Lawrence County via WREM-FM, 88.7, Canton, New York, a service of North Country Public Radio.If you enjoy PRX Remix on WREM-FM, please consider making a contribution to North Country Public Radio so we can keep the content coming.
Roman Mars is the host, producer and program director of PRX Remix. He’s also the host and producer of KALW’s 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. Hear more at romanmars.com
PRX, The Public Radio Exchange works to create more opportunities for diverse programming of exceptional quality, interest, and importance to reach more listeners.
St. Lawrence University/North Country Public Radio is the license holder for WREM, which operates at 2600 watts from Canton, NY.
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This year is PRX’s 10th anniversary and we’ve been doing a lot of reflection on PRX’s accomplishments as well as those of our producers, stations, and public media partners.
PRX is participating in Giving Tuesday (think the opposite of Black Friday, Cyber Monday or… Brown Thursday?!). In contrast to the buying frenzies, we want to show our support for a different kind of gift-giving, a day for giving back.
Why PRX? We believe that public media plays a critical role in our civic society and our democracy by creating an informed and educated citizenry. That belief is what drives all the serious fun we have getting public radio stories out into the world. It’s why we nurture new and established talent, forge new distribution opportunities, and use technology to get public radio onto new platforms.
Some major PRX accomplishments from 2013:
- Pop Up Archive.
- STEM Story Project and the Global Story Project open calls.
- Built The Moth app for iOS and Android.
- Saw many programs reach Kickstarter success.
- Matter One and Matter Two.
- PRX Remix app for iOS and Android.
- PRX/CIR collaboration on Reveal pilot.
- Public Radio Player redesign.
PRX is a small entrepreneurial nonprofit with big ambitions. We’re leaders and innovators who want to continue to develop content, technologies, and ways of doing things that provide broader access to public media. We want to support our storytellers and truthtellers to do what they do best: add value to our lives and our communities.
Here’s a testimonial from one of our PRX Remix listeners:
“When the world looks like it’s starting to suck even worse and it’s going down hill, I turn off my phone and I turn on the radio to you, and you always give me a little glimmer into the things that are here that are good. Just little people with little stories. It makes the whole crappy world look a whole lot better.”
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to PRX today so we can continue our mission of making public radio more public.
Take a moment on Giving Tuesday to reflect on public media as a whole and consider donating to your local radio station, a favorite public radio program, or other public media organization that you find valuable. You can find a full list of Giving Tuesday participants here. And help spread the word.
This post is part of PRX’s STEM Story Project series.
The New York City Subway is one of the most complex engineering feats in American History. In 1904, it spread out the dense population at the southern tip of Manhattan and has since fueled the city’s growth. In Engineering Gotham From Below, hear how the first subway system was engineered and its current expansion from the MTA’s chief engineer, historians, and the tunnel workers who make it possible.
In a conversation with PRX, producer Bishop Sand shared the inspiration behind the story:
“When I first moved to NYC, I loved the idea that I could get anywhere via the subway. The subway seemed to be this infinitely large passageway that I’d never fully explore. I remember riding in the front of the C train, where there is a window facing forward onto the tracks, thinking that there was an entire world of utilities and sub-tunnels down there. Then I wondered–how this was ever built with the city buzzing above and around it?”
With so much to say about a subway system that is one of the oldest in the U.S. (preceded only by Boston’s MBTA green line), it was a challenge to decide what information to include or exclude. One noteworthy aspect of production that was included, however, was Bishop’s interview with the Sandhogs, the guys who “do the dirty jobs that nobody else can do” and improve the subway for those who take public transit. (The myriad of improvements to work on may surprise you.)
“[They work in] the ‘hog house,’ where the workers change into their work clothes before they go into the tunnels. Inside, guys who knew each other for years asked about families, told jokes, and gave a lot of support to each other when someone was injured…The interview was done in small room, in between off-color jokes that would never make it radio…”
After about half an hour of trying to gather stories from the Sandhogs, Bishop began to realize that what we may see as an impossible feat is just like any other ordinary day.
“To them, their normal day’s work doesn’t seem like anything worth talking about and yet it is almost superhuman for most people.”
Lean in and listen to the story about the engineering of New York’s underbelly.
Please join me in welcoming Janet Balis as our newest member of the PRX board of directors!
Janet is an accomplished digital media executive who has just started a new position as Chief Revenue Officer at Betaworks in New York City. Prior to Betaworks Janet most recently served as Publisher of the Huffington Post and held senior roles at Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Time, Inc. and Aol.
“I’ve been an avid public radio listener my whole life,” says Janet. “I’m excited to join PRX as an innovative organization defining new models for public media content, distribution and engagement.”
Janet joins PRX board members Henry Becton, Torey Malatia, Susan McKeever, Ashton Peery, Jake Shapiro, and Bruce Warren.
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