We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

About

 

Phone -iconCONTACT US

 

Car -iconDIRECTIONS

 

 

People -iconBOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Stock -iconAWARDS

 

Mic -iconCAREERS

 

Map -iconCOVERAGE

 

Pen -iconPRESS

 

Support _Icons -04AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS



MISSION AND VISION


History of Capital Public Radio

 

Beginning in 1970 as student-operated KERS at Sacramento State, the organization has seen many changes over the years. In 1979, KERS became KXPR, broadcasting classical music, jazz, news and public affairs programming to central valley residents at 23,000 watts. In the 1980s, KXPR built a new tower, increased their signal power to 40,000 watts, and was the #8 station out of 255 nationwide broadcasting 24 hours a day. In 1991, KXJZ signed on at 50,000 watts, broadcasting jazz, news, public affairs and locally-produced specialty programs. Also in the 1990's, the organization added KXSR in Groveland and KKTO in Tahoe City, and joined all of its stations under Capital Public Radio, Inc.

After 2000, Capital Public Radio added KUOP in Stockton, KXJS in Sutter, and KQNC in Quincy. In March of 2004, Capital Public Radio moved in to its new state-of-the-art broadcast studios and offices on the campus of Sacramento State. Over 470,000 listeners tune into classical, jazz, news and public affairs programming each week on one of Capital Public Radio's seven stations serving California's Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada.

about-jeff

Jeff Browne operates KXPR in the early 1980s.

about-tower

The KXPR tower is hoisted into place.