KDB Classical to Become a Public Radio Station

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 … Continue reading

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PRC Assists Santa Barbara Foundation in Search for New KDB Operator

When the Santa Barbara Foundation decided to find a new operator for their classical station KDB 93.7 FM, they turned to Public Radio Capital (PRC) for guidance. PRC is currently assisting the Foundation in selecting an operator who will preserve … Continue reading

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A Future in Collaboration for Public Media

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 … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Public Radio System Turns to PRC for Guidance on Collaboration and Consolidation

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 … Continue reading

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Triple A Music Station for Kansas City Public Television

PRC brokered the transfer of the KTBG-FM station license from the University of Central Missouri to community-based licensee Kansas City Public Television (KCPT). For more than 18 months, PRC worked with both parties in efforts to preserve the station as … Continue reading

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Trends in Noncommercial Radio Sales: 2012

Public Radio Capital is announcing the release of its analysis of the noncommercial radio sales trends. PRC has prepared this analysis since 2005 for internal distribution and to share with appraisal clients; it will now be available to the greater … Continue reading

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New Stations Increase Public Radio’s Audience Share

A review of radio transactions in the top 30 markets indicate that existing operators in eight markets  expanded services by acquiring new stations. PRC provided brokerage and consulting services for six* of these eight station acquisitions. In Seattle, KING FM … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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