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The Moth Radio Hour

Produced by The Moth, Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media. Presented by PRX


You get what you ask for! Due to popular demand, The Moth Radio Hour is weekly. Subscribe here now!

Note: The Moth Radio Hour contains adult themes and adult language. The shows are bleeped, but stations should preview each program before air and view the detailed content advisory for each episode.

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Charles Pugh storytelling in Moth 1303

Seasons & Episodes

 Get our FREE Veterans Day Special here. (For stations not carrying the Moth Radio Hour Weekly-all others will receive the show with their normal SubAuto delivery). 

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The Moth Radio Hour weekly episodes are available by carriage fee only, not points. Contact Kathleen Unwin or call 314-963-9763 to confirm carriage or for more information.

Stations carrying the Moth weekly can download episodes manually or can have them delivered to their automation systems weekly by PRX's SubAuto.


The 100 - 1200 seasons are no longer available.


About The Moth

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.

Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.

Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life; The Moth's StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth's community outreach program, MothShop, which brings workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.

The Moth Pitch Line invites people to pitch story ideas online or through a toll-free hotline. To learn more about The Moth, visit TheMoth.org.



Airing The Moth Radio Hour


Elna Baker in Moth 1301

Carriage Confirmation & Broadcast Rights

To carry The Moth Radio Hour, please contact Kathleen Unwin.

Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only, with approval, on a case-by-case basis. To request permission, or for any additional broadcasts or uses of The Moth Radio Hour, individual stories, or any Moth material, stations should contact Kathleen Unwin.

Clock

Each of the programs is 59 minutes long (unless otherwise noted), is newscast compatible, and includes two 1-minute floating ID breaks.

Scheduling

The Moth Radio Hour has been a weekly series since January 2013. New episodes are available on PRX each Monday at 5 p.m. EST.

Carriage Fees

You DO NOT need a PRX membership in order to carry The Moth Radio Hour. It is available for an annual carriage fee based on your station TSR.:

Weekly Carriage Based on FY 2012 station TSR

Above $5 mil -- $5,500
$2.5 - 5 mil -- $4,500
$1 - 2.5 mil -- $3,500
$600,000 - 1 mil -- $2,500
$300,000-600,000 -- $1,200
$25,000 - $300,000 -- $750
Under $25,000 -- $500

These carriage fees, combined with current support from the MacArthur Foundation and CPB, will ensure a stable production budget for the creative, high-impact radio stories from The Moth. Questions? Contact Kathleen Unwin or by phone at 314-963-9763.

Fundraising with The Moth Radio Hour

When Vermont Public Radio created a Saturday fundraising marathon from the Moth pilots and raised almost $25,000, we knew there was broader fundraising potential in the Moth Radio Hour.

Five fundraising segments and a new fundraising hour are available.


Moth Radio Hour Carriage

PLEASE NOTE: This list is updated frequently, but stations can change their schedules without notice. For immediate information about when your local station is carrying The Moth Radio Hour, please contact the station.

Some stations have more than one signal covering multiple regions. Your local station will have details on that, too.