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 will be available WEEKLY starting January 2013. 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.
Charles Pugh storytelling in Moth 1303
Seasons & Episodes
Stations carrying the Moth weekly can download episodes manually or can have them delivered to their automation systems weekly by PRX's SubAuto.
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.
Airing The Moth Radio Hour
Elna Baker in Moth 1301
Carriage Confirmation & Broadcast Rights
To carry The Moth Radio Hour, please contact Deb Blakeley.
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 Deb Blakeley.
Each of the programs is 59 minutes long (unless otherwise noted), is newscast compatible, and includes two 1-minute floating ID breaks.
The Moth Radio Hour is available as a weekly series in 2013. New episodes are available on PRX each Monday at 5 p.m. EST.
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.
Weekly Carriage Fees starting January 2013
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
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 Radio Hour.
Five new fundraising segments for stations carrying the Spring 2012 Season are available now.
Plus, The Moth Radio Hour Fundraising Edition includes five one-hour pledge programs with lots of room for local pitching. Edited by VPR's ace pledge producer Franny Bastian from material in the Spring 2011 Season, these fundraising hours can not only offset station carriage fees, but also create significant margin.
Suggested fundraising scripts are available with the series on PRX.org. Stations can air each hour individually, stack two hours on a weekend, strip all five hours across the week, or stack all five hours on a weekend to make a Moth marathon.
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.