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WGBH moving to a national radio role

WGBH, long a national powerhouse in public television, took a step this week to becoming a national force in public ­radio as well.

The Boston station said Thursday that it has acquired Public Radio International, the Minneapolis company that distributes some of the best-known public radio programs, including “This American Life,” to nearly 900 affiliates across the country and on satellite radio, reaching more than 16 million listeners. PRI also produces its own programs.

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