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City of license KPCC: Pasadena, California
KUOR: Redlands, California
Broadcast area KPCC: Los Angeles-Orange County
KUOR: Riverside-San Bernardino, California
Branding 89.3 KPCC
Slogan FM with IQ
Frequency KPCC: 89.3 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
KUOR: 89.1 (MHz)
Format KPCC/KUOR/KPCV: Public Radio


KPCC-HD3: "The Current" (Alternative rock)
KUOR: 35 W
HAAT KPCC: 891 m
KUOR: 848 m
Class KPCC: B
Facility ID KPCC: 51701
KUOR: 69217
Callsign meaning KPCC:
K Pasadena City College
K University Of Redlands
Former callsigns KPCC: KPCS
Owner KPCC: Pasadena City College
KUOR: University of Redlands
(KPCC: Pasadena Area Community College District
KUOR: University of Redlands)
Webcast KPCC Live Stream

KPCC (89.3 MHz FM) is a public radio station originating from the campus of Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. It airs three original programs (AirTalk with Larry Mantle, Patt Morrison, and Off-Ramp with John Rabe) in addition to standard National Public Radio programming, as well as programs from American Public Media, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the BBC World Service. It is the public radio news and talk station in the Los Angeles market.



Despite the SCPR name, which implies a network of stations, KPCC operates as itself with two booster stations: 89.1 KUOR at the University of Redlands, and KPCV Coachella Valley. Studios operate from an unspecified location in Orange County, Downtown Los Angeles (at the Frank Stanton Studios), and on the PCC campus. Reporters are stationed in Orange County and in the Inland Empire in addition to being dispatched from the KPCC studios.

KPCC is operated by Southern California Public Radio, a group ultimately owned by American Public Media Group, the parent organization of Minnesota Public Radio, however the license remains in the hands of Pasadena City College. The contract permits either side to terminate the arrangement after giving sufficient notice, APM six months notice and PCC five years notice after 2015 (effectively making it a 20 year contract with an unlimited option to renew). PCC gets on air recognition and funding for a broadcast internship program while APM controls the station and all the pledges, grants, and corporate underwriting revenues. As of December 2005, PCC has received more recognition than before, and the station is identified as a "public service of Pasadena City College" at the top of each hour.

KPCC's news department has become the most honored in Southern California among large radio stations. It won nine Golden Mike awards for news coverage in 2005. Local news coverage is part of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In addition, the station is the home of commentator Sandra Tsing Loh, who has a 60 second science feature on weekdays, and weekly longer-form commentaries on life in general.

KPCC broadcasts digitally with the HD Radio system. As of March 2006, it is reportedly carrying the Spanish-language BBC Mundo and KCMP 89.3 "The Current", an alternative music station from Minnesota Public Radio, in addition to the main KPCC signal.

Not to be confused with KPPC FM, the former Pasadena underground station, nor KPPC AM, the religious station.


On Air Staff

Alex Cohen - host, All Things Considered
Steve Julian - host, Morning Edition
Larry Mantle - host, Airtalk
Patt Morrison - host, Pat Morrison
Hettie Lynne Hurtes - host, midday
John Rabe - host, Off Ramp

KPCV History

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