APM COVID-19 COVERAGE

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This webpage will be updated as new APM programming regarding the COVID-19 pandemic becomes available. We recommend bookmarking this URL for easy reference.

Make sure you and any other relevant people on your teams are also subscribed to APM newsletters for up-to-date information.

Please contact your Station Relations Representative or ICC (651-290-1563) with questions about programming or broadcast operations.

BBC World Service

  • BBC Covid Social Media Assets: For a global pandemic you need global news. Use these BBC World Service social media cards to promote when your station is airing BBC programming.
  • Coronavius-related programming on the BBC Partner's Site
  • BBC Minute: The Coronavirus Outbreak
    • Emailed daily
    • Air Window: Available at 6:00-10:00 am ET Mon-Fri, and a second version available 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET (must be aired the same day).
    • How to sign up: Stations should complete this short form. These details will be passed on to the BBC Minute team, who will be sending this segment daily. (expect a 24-48 hour delay once completing the form)
    • Delivered as a file via email from the BBC Minute team directly to the station or via the BBC Partner Site.
  • Coronavirus Global Conversations on BBC OS
    • Air Window: Airs live Monday-Fridays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET on the BBC WS Stream
    • Description: Nuala McGovern brings people together from around the world with a shared experience of living through this pandemic. The live show takes place each weekday and seeks to bring human voices to the global politics and statistics. During the hour, Nuala also invites a medical expert to answer audience questions about the virus; she also has all the latest COVID-19 developments, and before the hour is up, she tries each day to find some coronavirus stories that might give cause to smile.
  • Coronavirus Global Update - 5 minute bulletin
    • Air Window: Two editions, Mon-Fri from 2:00 pm - 2:00 am ET* and 2:00 am - 2:00 pm ET.
      • 2:00 am ET ends on June 12
      • 2:00 pm ET ceases at the end of July
      • *Time stamps have been removed from the 2:00 pm - 2:00 am ET edition. If airing is delayed, add disclaimer that the program was "recorded earlier by the BBC"
    • Description: A daily round up of the latest on the spread of the Coronavirus around the world; the 5 min bulletin includes reports from affected areas and details of the latest medical information. It looks at the global effects on health, business, sport, travel, and more.
    • Available for download on BBC Partners Site
  • Coronavirus Global Conversations
    • Airs Saturdays from 9 - 9:30 pm ET (repeats Sun 2-2:30 am ET) on the BBC World Service
    • Download availability via the Partner Site
    • Description: A place to talk about the impact of the coronavirus; and where people from all over the world come together to discuss our shared experience of the epidemic – and how to get through it. The group discussions include doctors, Olympians, supermarket workers and more. The program brings their words together to hear how we are all responding to this global challenge.
  • Tap into the 24/7 stream for emergency planning

Fundraising
While many stations have paused or postponed member drives, other stations are seeing success in on-air and digital fundraising campaigns. To support your work, we have curated evergreen fundraising promos from across the APM portfolio that feel appropriate for this time. Promo scripts are included with the rundown.
Brains On! Specials

As listeners are staying at home with families during this time, APM and Brains On! are re-opening air windows for several past specials. These specials are evergreen and provide fun, engaging content for kids and curious adults, as well as a respite from the news cycle. Subscribe to the ContentDepot pages:

Call to Mind
Mental Health Resources for your audience, including:
The Splendid Table

For your station's website: Host Francis Lam talked with Food science writer J. Kenji López-Alt (Serious Eats, The Food Lab) to get his recommendations for keeping safe not only with home-cooked food and delivery, but also when out in public shopping for food and grabbing take-out from restaurants. (YouTube)

Keep the kids entertained with APM Classical
Take a moment to relax with The Slowdown

Questions about APM Covid-19 Coverage or your affiliation?