launches new complete fire coverage page

September 1, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA) – Southern Californians can now access updated fire coverage by going to

Southern California Pubic Radio takes their award winning reporting from the airwaves, on 89.3 FM KPCC, to the internet by creating a webpage that serves the communities of Southern California with in-depth coverage of the Southland fires. Within one webpage, serves as a fire resource and information page that pulls together a variety of different news sources. In addition, it will feature the latest posting of the KPCC Fire Updates Blog, recent user photo postings from, updated fires stories from voices in the communities and an updated fire map.

“The New Media team at SCPR felt it was important to serve our community with a consolidated page that gathered important stories covering the fire from a wide variety of news outlets” said SCPR New Media Manager, Alex Schaffert. “We are fortunate to have an audience that is engaged in online dialogue and enriches our already in-depth coverage. We wanted to give them a single place where they can find the latest fire updates.”

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. Reaching more than a 500,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR reaches a global audience with a free iPhone App as well as providing a forum to access news, join blogs, download podcasts, and hear a live web stream at

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