St. Louis Public Radio Expands its Network

Public Radio Capital did extensive business modeling for St. Louis Public Radio and brokered its recent acquisition of Quincy University’s public radio station WQUB 90.3 FM in Quincy, Ill. This expansion preserves the station’s signature programming and renews support for civic events and local cultural programs, while also bringing additional programming, such as “Talk of the Nation” and “Marketplace,” to the people of Quincy. St.

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MARFA Public Radio Expands in West Texas

Marfa Public Radio Staff, photo by Chase Lindley The Public Radio Fund loaned $175,000 to Marfa Public Radio (MPR) in West Texas as acquisition financing for the purchase of 91.3 FM and related broadcasting equipment. This expansion brings MPR services into the metropolitan region of Midland-Odessa, increasing the station’s coverage area from 10,000 people to 250,000 people. Renowned nationally for its life saving crisis response

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Public Radio Fund Selected as a Leading Fund Manager

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 Denver Business Journal, commented, “We are pleased that the Public

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CFO of the Year Awarded to PRC’s CFO/COO

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

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

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 added the WORLD Channel to their multiple viewing platforms, which

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Northern Kentucky University Triple A station, 4th largest in the nation

Public Radio Capital brokered Northern Kentucky University’s acquisition of 105.9 WPFB AM/FM and 104.1 WPAY FM as part of a network of stations that will broadcast the 89.7 WNKU public radio signal to more than 3.3 million people. This acquisition will expand the station’s signal into 16 Kentucky counties not currently served by the station. The two new stations will expand WNKU’s coverage by an

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PRC launches a new nonprofit, Public Media Company

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,

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New Service in Houston

Public Radio Capital represented KUHF Houston Public Radio, through its licensee, the University of Houston, to acquire the radio station frequency, 91.7 FM, in Houston. The purchase will double KUHF’s public service broadcasting for the region with distinct formats on two channels rather than one. KUHF’s public radio service is currently a dual news/classical music service. Through the addition of 91.7 FM, Houston Public Radio

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LA>Forward Launches

LA>FWD is the signature product of Los Angeles Public Media and Radio Bilingüe with major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Launched on September 16, 2010, LA>FWD promises young multi-ethnic Angelinos public media that is authentic and focuses on their lives, their community and their diverse metropolis. PRC has been a lead consultant to the project since its inception, providing a variety of expertise

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