PASADENA – November 29, 2016 - Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) station 89.3 KPCC-FM has added a signal booster to improve its coverage of the west side of Los Angeles. Listeners west of the 405 Freeway, including those in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Sawtelle, and Brentwood, should now experience a stronger signal with less static interference from other stations on the same or adjacent radio frequencies.

The project began nearly two years ago in an effort to enhance the 89.3 KPCC-FM listening experience for their west side audience, who live and work in that area. The signal improvement will also benefit commuters who cross the Sepulveda Pass and travel along Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Malibu.

The state-of-the-art engineering required to boost the signal was a joint effort of the 89.3 KPCC staff and talent from National Public Radio Labs. Doug Johnson, SCPR vice president operations, noted, "Our engineering staff insists on premium sound quality and continuously strives to make improvements. We expect to apply the advances we gained on the Westside to improve our signal for listeners in other parts of the Los Angeles area."

According to Bill Davis, SCPR president and chief executive officer, "This important project was funded by a gift from members of our Board of Trustees. As the most listened-to public radio news service in Southern California, we have a responsibility to provide the best possible service to our listeners. Our board and membership help make this all possible."

For more information on 89.3 KPCC’s, broadcast schedules, membership, and donation support, go to www.KPCC.org. Listeners can also access programming with the KPCC iPad, iPhone, Android apps as well as via MP3/iTunes and Windows Media.


About Southern California Public Radio

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire, 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley, 89.9 FM in Santa Barbara, and 89.5 KJAI Ojai in Ventura County. Reaching more than 700,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened-to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California. SCPR serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most National Public Radio (NPR) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered more than 450 journalistic honors since 1999, more than all of the other radio stations in Los Angeles combined. SCPR features signature public radio programs from APM, the BBC and PRI. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.kpcc.org.