Southern California Public Radio

Southern California Public Radio

Category Women's Health
Phone Number:  (626) 583-5100 Website Address:   https://www.scpr.org/

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 kpcc.org 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.

Grants

Year Amount Purpose
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