SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO NOW SERVING THE SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY WITH LAUNCH OF 89.9 FM

 

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO NOW SERVING THE SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY WITH LAUNCH OF 89.9 FM

PASADENA – May 20, 2014 – Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is now on the air in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities at 89.9 FM. 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 the 89.9 FM frequency in Santa Barbara through the purchase of a translator from the Logos Broadcasting Corporation.

"We are honored and excited to provide our award-winning news and public service journalism to the people of Santa Barbara" said Bill Davis, president of SCPR. "Our diverse staff reflects our commitment to provide regional news coverage that reflects and informs the diverse communities in the region."

With the launch of the 89.9 FM service in Santa Barbara, SCPR now has a broadcast presence in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

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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, and 89.9 FM in Santa Barbara. 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.scpr.org.

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