Mission

Capital Public Radio's mission is to provide a trusted source of information, music and entertainment for curious and thoughtful people in efficient, sustainable ways that meet their needs while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve.

Vision

Capital Public Radio's vision is to be a valued, vital and vibrant service that is indispensable to listeners' lives, inspires people to look at the world in different ways and capitalizes on emerging opportunities to serve our listeners/communities.

 

 
 

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 1980's, 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.

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Jeff Browne operates KXPR in the early 1980's.

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The KXPR tower is hoisted into place

 
 

Contact Us

For general questions or comments about the station, please provide your email address, full name, and your question. We will do our best to respond to you as soon as we can.

Please note, do NOT submit any sensitive information (such as credit card information) via E-mail.

Capital Public Radio, Inc.
7055 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826-2625
Directions

(916) 278-8900
(877) 480-5900
Fax: (916) 278-8989

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Programming

Support

News

Program Director
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Jazz
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News
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Listener Services
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NPR's Morning Edition
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NPR's All Things Considered
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NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday
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NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday
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The Puzzlemaster from Weekend Edition Sunday
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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
pj@scern.state.so.us

Fresh Air
freshair@whyy.org

PRI Audience Services
(612) 338-5000

APM Audience Services
(800) 228-7123
Membership
(916) 278-8945
(877) 480-5900
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Underwriting
(916) 278-8913
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Volunteer
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Major Gifts
(916) 278-8979
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PSA Guidelines
Newsroom & Tips:
(916) 278-8966
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2014
  • Katie Orr and Ben Adler recognized for outstanding State Capitol Reporting, by The Washington Post
 
 

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2012

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Board Of Directors

Members of the public are invited to attend and offer comments at any open meeting of the Capital Public Radio Board of Directors. Board of Directors meetings are held every other month on the 4th Thursday at 4:30pm at CPR, unless otherwise noted.
 

Officers

Chair

Donna Burke
Retired

Vice Chair

Terry Wills
Attorney/Partner
Cook Brown LLP

Past Chair

Kevin O'Brien
Attorney/Partner
Downey Brand

Treasurer

John L. Lewis
Vice President
UBS Financial Services, Sacramento

Secretary

Barbara O'Connor, Ph.D
Retired

Directors

Josue "Josh" Alvarez Mapp
KSSU General Manager
Sacramento State University
 
Janine Bera, MD
Kaiser Permanenté
Elk Grove
 
Ruth Blank
Retired/Writer
Sacramento
 
Nick Burnett
Associate Dean
College of Arts & Letters
Sacramento State University
 
Delaine Eastin
Superintendent of Public Instruction (Ret.)
Davis
 
Steven Frisch
President & CEO
Sierra Business Council
 
Rick Eytcheson
President & General Manager
Capital Public Radio
 
Larry Gilbert
VP & Chief Information Officer
Sacramento State University
 
Dennis Greenbaum
Architect
Sacramento
 
Ernie M. Hills, Ph.D
Chair
Department of Music
Sacramento State University
Bill Jeffery
Professor
McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
 
Vincent Johnson
Chief Operating Officer
UC Davis Health System, Sacramento
Sofia Lacin
Artist
Sacramento
 
Todd Murray
Attorney
Sacramento

Greg Sazima, M.D.
Psychiatrist
Roseville
 
Abbi Stone
Assoc. Vice President
Business & Administration
Sacramento State University
 
Carol Van Bruggen
Principal Partner
Foord, Van Bruggen, Ebersole & Pajak
 
Tony Van Goor, M.D.
Medical Director
HealthNet Pharmaceutical Services
 
Steve Weiss
Marketing Firm President
Davis

Brian Witt
Software Engineer
International Game Technology
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Careers

Benefits

For its benefited positions, CPR offers a generous benefit package which includes the following:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Chiropractic & Acupuncture Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation
  • Retirement plan with employer matching
  • Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care reimbursement

EEO

CPR guarantees every applicant for employment and every employee the right of equal treatment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual preference, handicap, disability status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

 

Job Opportunities 

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Coverage

PDF Coverage Map
CPR_Coverage Map _082013

 

Press

2013

2012

Financials

Capital Public Radio Community Report
Community -Report 2012

Previous Audited Financial Statements

 
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Capital Public Radio, Inc.
7055 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826-2625
(916) 278-8900
(877) 480-5900
Fax: (916) 278-8989
info@capradio.org
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Directions

Note that although our address is on Folsom Boulevard, the entrance is actually around the corner on State University Drive.

Capital Public Radio, Inc.
7055 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826-2625


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Directions headed East on 50:

1.Take Power Inn/Howe Ave. Exit.

2.Veer Right at California State University Sacramento Exit.

3.Merge Right onto Hornet Drive.

4.Turn Left on College Town Drive.

5.Turn Left on State University Drive.

6.The station driveway is the second driveway on the right.

 

Directions headed West on 50:

1.Take Power Inn/Howe Ave. Exit.

2.Go straight at signal (College Town Drive).

3.Turn Left on State University Drive.

4.The station driveway is the second driveway on the right.

Capital Public Radio, Inc. 7055 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95826-2625 The building is an off-white, single-story, crescent-shaped building.

Please park in the "15 minute" zone, directly across from the entrance to Capital Public Radio. The receptionist will give you a parking pass and direct you to the approved parking spots.





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