Santa Barbara Foundation is selling KDB 93.7 FM to KCRW, a leading National Public Radio affiliate. KCRW will then swap KDB for KUSC’s 88.7 signal. KUSC will continue the great tradition of classical music on 93.7, while KCRW will be able to offer its hybrid format of music genres, news and cultural programming to the Santa Barbara community. Through a local strategic partnership with Santa
In a recent Current commentary, “Redefining Public Media for the Future,” Public Radio Capital’s Erik Langner and Dennis Hamilton discuss the financial challenges facing public media and the benefits of stations working together to strengthen services and increase engagement. Highlighting PRC’s client work with Austin’s KUTX and the Kentucky Public Radio Network, this article explores the growing importance of collaboration for public media’s changing business
A recent article in Current, “Kentucky Public Radio Stations Evaluate Advantages of Working Together,” August 12, 2013, details how six of Kentucky’s seven public radio stations are working with Public Radio Capital to explore the advantages of collaboration over competition in strengthening local programming and services. Read Current article.
Public Radio Capital (PRC) today announced that Susan Harmon will retire from her position as managing director at the end of 2011. Harmon co-founded the organization with Marc Hand in 2001. Harmon will continue to serve on the PRC board as well as on the Public Media Company (PMC) board. PMC was founded in 2011 by PRC. The PRC board has named Ken Ikeda to
In May 2011 Erin Moran, CFO/COO of Public Radio Capital and the Public Radio Fund manager, received the CFO of the Year award for Small Companies from the Denver Business Journal. “I have been fortunate to work with Erin for more than nine years on a variety of financing projects and her leadership, insights and creativity have been invaluable to Public Radio Capital,” said Fred
Public Radio Capital (PRC) is pleased to announce the launch of Public Media Company (PMC) and its first project in Pittsburgh. PMC is a new nonprofit organization that will build networks of national resources to strengthen independent local media. On January 14, 2011, Duquesne University announced its decision to sell WDUQ, 90.5 FM, to Essential Public Media, a joint venture of PMC and local station,