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Justin Fox

Who Isn't Listening to Public Radio

Young people and minorities take a pass on NPR's brand of talk radio.
Tuning out.

Tuning out.

Photographer: DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images

National Public Radio’s audience is shrinking, and getting older. Why exactly is that?

Public-media website Current reports that the audience for “Morning Edition,” NPR’s most popular show, has fallen 11 percent since 2010. The under-55 audience has declined 20 percent. The one group that’s listening more: those 65 and over.