Southern California Public Radio

Southern California Public Radio

Category: Women's Health
Phone Number:  (626) 583-5100 Website Address:

Organization Background
Founded in 1999, Southern California Public Radio is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California’s diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service through radio and other interactive media. SCPR has 850,000 listeners weekly. The station broadcasts in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Santa Barbara Counties.

SCPR’s high-quality multimedia journalism includes its Health Care News Desk – radio broadcast, digital reports, social media, live events - health coverage about key topics such as healthcare delivery and disparities, women’s reproductive health, environmental and mental health, to educate patients, caregivers, families, healthcare professionals, community leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders in Southern California.

In 2019, SCPR has expanded its digital journalism by relaunching the online news site LAist – acquired through a joint effort with public radio stations in New York and Washington DC. Combined with the two websites average 2 million pageviews and 950,000 unique visitors per month, doubling SCPR’s digital footprint. Additionally, SCPR launched LADYist, a regular column devoted to women’s and reproductive health issues.


Year Amount Purpose
2022 $10,000 Support towards their multiplatform (radio, digital, in-person events) news coverage of health and quality of life issues in Southern California. Over the next year, SCPR will continue to deliver excellent journalism that informs and educates patients, caregivers, families, health care professionals, community leaders, policymakers, and others concerned about the quality of life across Southern California. 
2021 $20,000 Towards its high-quality multi-platform journalism, Healthcare News Desk – radio broadcast, digital reports, social media, live events - journalism in health and quality of life issues.
2020 $17,500 General operating support to provide relief during COVID-19.
2019 $20,000 Health Care News Desk
2018 $15,000 Health Care News Desk
2017 $15,000 Health Care News Desk
2016 $10,000 General operating grant