SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO NOW SERVING VENTURA COUNTY WITH LAUNCH OF 89.5 KJAI

 

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO NOW SERVING VENTURA COUNTY WITH LAUNCH OF 89.5 KJAI

SCPR’s latest expansion follows recent of launch of 89.9 FM in Santa Barbara

PASADENA - July 14, 2014 -- Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is now on the air in Ventura and surrounding communities at 89.5 KJAI. SCPR’s latest expansion follows the launch of the 89.9 FM service in Santa Barbara in May, 2014. SCPR now has a broadcast presence in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Through its KPCC flagship station, SCPR has won more awards for quality journalism in the last decade-and-a-half than all of the other radio stations in Los Angeles combined. KPCC is also the most listened-to NPR news station in Los Angeles, with an audience that is more than twice that of any other NPR news station in Southern California.

SCPR acquired KJAI by purchasing the station from Logos Broadcasting Corporation. The station assets include the FCC license, call sign, and tower leasehold interest.

"Ventura County is dynamic and diverse, and we are excited to serve these communities," said Bill Davis, president of SCPR. "We look forward to providing the highest quality journalism and the deepest, most authentic, community engagement possible--both on the radio at 89.5 FM and on-line at kpcc.org."

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About Southern California Public Radio

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, 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley, 89.9 FM in Santa Barbara, and 89.5 KJAI-FM in Ventura. Reaching more than 700,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened-to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California. SCPR 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's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered more than 300 journalistic honors since 1999. SCPR features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and PRI (Public Radio International). Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.kpcc.org.

Contact: Edgar Aguirre
Phone: 626.583-5277
Email: eaguire@scpr.org