National Public Radio Changes Name to ... NPR
It's no longer just radio anymore
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2010 4:17 PM CDT
NPR. It stands for ... NPR.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – The interwebs have killed National Public Radio! Sort of. The network has changed its name to NPR in low-key manner, reports the Washington Post. The reason: It's no longer just radio. "NPR is more modern, streamlined," says NPR's chief executive, likening the move to the Cable News Network's switch to CNN. No formal announcement has been made, but the company has asked affiliates to use only the initials on air or online.