Fund Borrower WDDE Celebrates First Year On-Air

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

When Delaware First Media, an online news service, decided to launch their first radio station they turned to the Public Radio Fund for start-up assistance in funding equipment and staffing needs. With a $105,000 acquisition loan from the Fund, Delaware First Media launched WDDE, broadcasting NPR and local news service to a coverage area of […]

Announcing the Release of Public Radio Capital 2012 Annual Report

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Following is an excerpt of the newly released Public Radio Capital 2012 Annual Report: Since 2001, Public Radio Capital has provided consulting services to more than 275 public media organizations. The result: more than 66 million people have access to public radio and TV stations that are more robust, sustainable, and attuned to community interests. […]

Public Radio Fund Selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2012

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012

Public Radio Fund has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2012, an open-source, publicly published database of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.  The ImpactAssets 50 2012 is a resource for advisors and investors seeking to respond to the growing demand for investment opportunities that deliver both financial and social or environmental […]

Public Radio Fund Selected as a Leading Fund Manager

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011

The Public Radio Fund was selected as a leading fund manager by newly launched ImpactAssets 50, a global database of leading private debt and equity fund managers that deliver social and environmental value in addition to financial returns. Public Radio Fund’s manager Erin Moran, recipient of a 2011 CFO of the Year award from the […]

KOCE-TV becomes PBS SoCal – Southern California’s primary PBS station

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

PBS SoCal (formerly KOCE-TV) is PBS’s flagship station in Los Angeles, Calif. A $500,000 revolving line of credit loan from the Public Radio Fund provides working capital to assist PBS SoCal as it expands its services. Currently, PBS SoCal is building a new studio in its building to expand programming capabilities. In February 2011, they […]

Fund Makes 3 New Loans

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010

The Public Radio Fund, the only loan fund in the country dedicated to financing public media’s future, has made new loans totaling more than $1 million since July. Loan recipients include WFCR Foundation in Amherst, MA, KOCE Television in Los Angeles, CA, and Etown in Boulder, CO. Two other loans for as much as $1.1 […]