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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Southern California Public Radio

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three stars

85.94

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 85.94 three stars
  Financial 80.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of broadcast audience members
821,205
Number of hours of live broadcast
8,820
Number of pre-recorded hours of broadcast
6,316
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
66.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 85.94 three stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 93.09 four stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 88.06 three stars
Lakeland Public Television (MN) 87.20 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 93.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,717,221
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $16,116,948
   Fundraising Events $776,259
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,241,557
Total Contributions $32,851,985
   Program Service Revenue $254,061
Total Primary Revenue $33,106,046
   Other Revenue $-104,532
TOTAL REVENUE $33,001,514
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,686,643
   Administrative Expenses $2,563,349
   Fundraising Expenses $7,343,789
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,593,781
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,407,733
   
Net Assets $28,366,608

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 $17,686,643 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 10/01/2018 85.94 three stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$419,970 1.52% Thomas William Davis President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 85.94 three stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 91.51 four stars
eTown (CO) 89.98 three stars
WWOZ (LA) 89.88 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.21 four 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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