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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Southern California Public Radio

Providing the highest quality news and information

three stars

81.61

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

Board Leadership
Ana Valdez
Chair

CEO
Herb Scannell
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.61 three stars
  Financial 74.17 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

two stars

74.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
63.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
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) 81.61 three stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 87.71 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 90.16 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,808,934
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $12,542,311
   Fundraising Events $764,904
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,955,867
Total Contributions $27,072,016
   Program Service Revenue $307,081
Total Primary Revenue $27,379,097
   Other Revenue $-98,593
TOTAL REVENUE $27,280,504
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,224,796
   Administrative Expenses $4,051,569
   Fundraising Expenses $7,251,542
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,527,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,247,403
   
Net Assets $26,162,410

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 $18,224,796 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2020 81.61 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 81.51 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$444,981 1.50% Thomas Bill Davis President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 81.61 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.34 three stars
Vermont PBS (VT) 93.09 four stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 85.60 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

Herb Scannell
President, CEO

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