A Note from the GM
hear us refer to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) during our fund
drives and I’d like to talk about why the CPB is important
to KCSC & what role it plays in our operations.
all, the CPB is a private, not-for-profit corporation that exists to promote
the growth of public radio & television throughout the United States. Its aim is to support the production of some
of the most entertaining, informative, educational & culturally-relevant
programming available for Americans.
six public radio stations receive funding from the CPB. KCSC is
required to bring in outside funding each year—a minimum of $200,000—from all
sources other than federal and meet the minimum standards of either a Listening
Index or a Community Financial Support Index.
Each of these indices is based on the population of our coverage area
where the CPB measures KCSC’s service to the local community using the criteria
of numbers of listeners or dollars of support.
KCSC received $91,535 from the CPB (or 12.6% of our operating budget). This
grant is divided into two parts: one third of the grant must be used for
national programming; the other two thirds are available for general station
CPB funding is used to pay for affiliations with American Public Media,
Public Radio International, Window to the World Communications (WFMT), WXXI
(“With Heart & Voice”), Broadcast Data Consultants, Herlick Data Systems
and National Public Radio (“From the Top”), as well as maintenance of our
two tower complexes. The CPB also pays
the royalties KCSC owes to musicians and music producers.
If you have
any questions about KCSC’s funding or day-to-day operations, you may contact