Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and producer of its “Tiny Desk Concerts,” announced that he is leaving NPR after 35 years with the organization.
Boilen made Announcement on X this week, Social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
Boilen tweeted, “After 35 years, I’m leaving NPR. I’ve had the thrill of creating Tiny Desk Concerts, All Songs Considered, directing All Things Considered for 18 years, and so much more.” “I love the people I’ve worked with, but now it’s time to seek new challenges. Thanks for listening/watching.”
According to Boilen’s NPR biography, he began working on “All Things Considered” temporarily in 1988. Within a year he started directing the show. But in 2000, he helped expand NPR into more than just talk. The show “All Songs Considered” features new music from pop to other genres. He also frequently releases playlists tailored to the season and what he’s listening to.
“It was clear to me that NPR’s listeners were also music lovers, but by 1999 it also became clear that the Web was going to be the place to discover new music and we wanted to be the premiere site for music discovery,” Boilen said NPR website.
NPR has consistently increased its presence in music by filming “Tiny Desk Concerts”, which have welcomed some of the biggest names in music.
“Wow! That’s a lot of people in a small office,” Taylor Swift said while performing in front of hundreds of people at the office.
Swift said, “Tiny Desk is one of my favorite corners of the Internet.” “I always love seeing it – like it’s an opportunity for artists to decide on a different way to showcase their music.”
Boilen has missed the last few episodes of “All Songs Considered”. He last appeared on the show on 1 August.