EIN 95-4765734

Southern California Public Radio

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The mission of Southern California Public Radio (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...
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Southern California Public Radio is a subordinate organization under Minnesota Public Radio American Public Media.
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Program areas at Southern California Public Radio

Scpr continues to make significant efforts to improve the ethnic diversity and language skills of our staff. Our reporters work daily in the ethnic communities of greater los angeles. Our talk shows broadcasts throughout Southern California, broadcasting community voices to the entire region. Scpr announced a dedicated task force to help develop a plan and recommendations for actions designed to fundamentally improve the level of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization. Scpr continued to be Southern California's premier Public Radio news operation, featuring the most npr news in the region and a local newsroom that won multiple awards this year, including associated press television and Radio association award for "engagement journalism and the edward r. murrow awards for "excellence in video," "multimedia, and "feature reporting." Serving more than 703,000 listeners each week, scpr is supported in part by our 80,000 members who contributed more than $18 million in fy2020.in march 2020, the world health organization declared the corona virus (covid-19) a global pandemic. Scpr continues to monitor covid-19 related events, making appropriate adjustments to its fundraising and cost structure. The rise to the challenge campaign for pandemic relief has generated over $8 million in one-time support and will be utilized to offset mitigation efforts from fy2020 on.prior to covid-19, scpr hosted over 38 Public service events in the crawford family forum and at venues throughout Southern California. The crawford family forum is a welcoming, non-partisan, knowledge-building space where Southern californians of all backgrounds can engage in the face-to-face exchange of knowledge and ideas that is becoming increasingly rare in the digital era. Having an opportunity to not just hear, but see others and have direct dialogue goes a long way toward helping build bridges among communities while strengthening, deepening and expanding our Public service.between march 2020 and the end of the fiscal year, Public service events have been cancelled to stop the spread of covid 19. Scpr moved these events to a digital platform with 11 virtual events. During fy20, scpr averaged over 2.34 million unique visitors to scpr.org and laist.com, over 2.24 million mobile web visits, 3.96 million digital pageviews, and averaged 319,000 monthly podcast downloads with 3.8 million in total podcast downloads for the year. Web traffic was already increasing in the months leading up to covid-19 and the safer at home orders, with 1.6 million visitors in february 2020. With the shift to working from home, scpr saw record-breaking traffic, with 5.9 million unique visitors in march, and an average of 4.2 million between march and the end of the fiscal year.continued to expand non-traditional means of engaging new audiences. These efforts are characteristic of scpr's broader approach of reaching beyond the traditional Public Radio audience to better reflect Southern California's evolving demographics.in fy2020, scpr launched laist studios, a new podcast production vehicle that produces values that drive la. Scpr released 4 shows under the laist studios brand which represents our ambition to tell la stories to the world and elevate the values and diversity associated with la. The shows launched were "servant of pod," "hollywood, the sequel," "California love, and "California city;" which can be listened to on any podcast platform.

Who funds Southern California Public Radio

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Corporation for Public BroadcastingRCSG$1,693,096
National Philanthropic TrustCulture & Arts$858,500
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$649,767
...and 80 more grants received totalling $6,325,174

Personnel at Southern California Public Radio

Herb ScannellPresident and Chief Executive Officer
David KansasExecutive Vice President and President , Apm / Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer , Apmg$0
Elsa LunaChief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer / Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer , SCPR$256,988
Morris GoodwinSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer , Apmg$0
Christine PhelpsSenior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer , Apmg / Senior Vice President - Human Resources , Apmg$0
...and 28 more key personnel

Financials for Southern California Public Radio

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$41,639,578
Program services$223,962
Investment income and dividends$51,606
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$21,403
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$625
Net income from fundraising events$-84,307
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$41,852,867

Form 990s for Southern California Public Radio

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-13990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-07-18990View PDF
2016-062017-08-03990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $357,738 from The Greenberg Foundation
July 12, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 29 new grant, including a grant for $550,000 from John and Mary Tu Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 23, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
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Arts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
474 South Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(626) 583-5100
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A34: Radio
NAICS code, primary
51511: Radio Broadcasting
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Subordinate organization
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