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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Southern California Public Radio

Providing the highest quality news and information

three stars

85.09

474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105
tel: (626) 583-5100   Web Site
EIN: 95-4765734

Board Leadership
Ana Valdez
Chair

CEO
William Davis
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.09 three stars
  Financial 79.13 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. The mission of SCPR is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service through radio and other interactive media. We will be a public forum that engages its audiences in an ongoing dialogue and exploration of issues, events and cultures in the region and in the world, seeking to provide greater understanding and new perspectives to the people of these communities and their leaders.

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. The mission of SCPR is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service through radio and other interactive media. We will be a public forum that engages its audiences in an ongoing dialogue and exploration of issues, events and cultures in the region and in the world, seeking to provide greater understanding and new perspectives to the people of these communities and their leaders.

Financial

two stars

79.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
68.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern California Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southern California Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 85.09 three stars
WYPR (MD) 85.59 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 93.48 four stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 92.28 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 87.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,962,888
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $14,609,313
   Fundraising Events $831,738
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,442,322
Total Contributions $26,846,261
   Program Service Revenue $231,346
Total Primary Revenue $27,077,607
   Other Revenue $-143,799
TOTAL REVENUE $26,933,808
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,847,779
   Administrative Expenses $2,634,946
   Fundraising Expenses $6,527,360
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,010,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-76,277
   
Net Assets $22,968,482

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public Radio Programming $17,847,779 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/22/2017 85.09 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2017 90.02 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 89.84 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.47 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 93.69 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 93.37 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 90.40 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 93.48 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 92.52 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.93 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 88.74 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 86.17 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 80.47 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 78.54 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 80.78 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 80.69 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4765734
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$436,537 1.61% Thomas William Davis President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 85.09 three stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 93.09 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 91.51 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.42 four stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Southern California Public Radio
474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
tel: (626) 583-5100
fax: (626) 583-5101
EIN: 95-4765734

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Board Leadership

Ana Valdez
Chair

CEO

William Davis
President

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