Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc.

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • www.cinradio.org

Mission Statement

Cincinnati Public Radio will produce, acquire and distribute programming that meets the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression to create a vibrant community with a more informed and enriched public.

In order to carry out this mission on WGUC, we shall: 1.    Introduce fine classical music to the largest possible audience while bringing a new generation of listeners into the WGUC family. 2.    Produce programming to satisfy every listener's level of classical music appreciation. 3.    Provide listeners with current information on community arts activities and broadcasts of local classical music performances. 4.    Generate the funding needed to execute this mission not only on a year-to-year basis, but also well into the future. 

In order to carry out this mission on WVXU and WMUB, we shall: 1.    Produce news, information and entertainment programming for an audience that is engaged, curious and socially conscious. 2.    Provide listeners with high quality news, information about important local issues, current information on community activities, and broadcasts of important local public affairs significance. 3.    Generate the funding needed to execute this mission not only on a year-to-year basis, but also well into the future.

Main Programs

  1. Program Overview
Service Areas

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Ohio

Cincinnati Public Radio operates WGUC, WVXU and WMUB, public radio stations whose signals can be heard by more than 300,000 listeners in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Oxford, OH; Northern KY: and Lawrenceburg and Richmond IN.

ruling year

1995

President, CEO and General Manager

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Mr. Richard Eiswerth

Keywords

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Public radio, broadcasting, classical music, NPR news, and news and information

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EIN

31-1410636

 Number

8273749324

Also Known As

aka WGUC or aka WVXU

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Radio (A34)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Music (A68)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. is the broadcast license holder for 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU, serving the Greater Cincinnati community with the finest in classical music, news, information, and entertainment programming.
90.9 WGUC broadcasts classical music 24 hours a day. WGUC was the first public radio station in Ohio to broadcast a digital HD RadioTM signal and became one of the first stations in the nation to receive FCC authorization to experiment with FM multicasting. The station now offers two digital channels: classical music on WGUC HD 1 and fulltime jazz programming on WGUC HD 2.  

In addition, WGUC broadcasts many local musical events including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concerts, The Cincinnati May Festival and Cincinnati Opera seasons.  The station also currently produces and distributes The 90 Second Naturalist and Classics for Kids® nationally. 

91.7 WVXU became a part of Cincinnati Public Radio on August 22, 2005. The station broadcasts news and information programming from its team of award-winning journalists, as well as national and international sources including National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the BBC. The schedule also includes jazz, swing and blues programs.

WVXU also broadcasts a digital HD RadioTM signal, providing its high quality news and information programming on WVXU HD1 and programming from PRX Remix on WVXU HD 2. 

On March 1, 2009, Cincinnati Public Radio entered into a Local Management Agreement with Miami University to operate 88.5 WMUB, preserving public radio service for the Miami Valley.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Program Overview

More than 110,000 listeners each week tune to 90.9 fm for classical music. In addition, WGUC broadcasts many local musical events including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concerts, The Cincinnati May Festival, and Cincinnati Opera seasons. WGUC also introduces a new generation to classical music through its broadcast and educational program "Classics for Kids." Daily, the station serves as a friendly reference guide to Greater Cincinnati's vibrant and extensive cultural life.
More than 150,000 people tune to 91.7 WVXU to listen to its line-up of news and information programs from local, national and international sources including National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the BBC. The schedule also includes jazz, swing and blues programs.

Category

Media & Communications

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Budget

$3,535,964.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Cincinnati Public Radio will be the Greater Cincinnati area's finest independent journalistic and entertainment organization, which uniquely informs the regional discussion, and conveys a full range of news, ideas, and culture.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

Ohio

Cincinnati Public Radio operates WGUC, WVXU and WMUB, public radio stations whose signals can be heard by more than 300,000 listeners in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Oxford, OH; Northern KY: and Lawrenceburg and Richmond IN.

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Cincinnati Public Radio Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc.

Leadership

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President, CEO and General Manager

Mr. Richard Eiswerth

BIO

Richard Eiswerth, President and General Manager, draws upon his vast knowledge of the public radio industry, keen interest in public affairs, and deep appreciation for the fine arts as he leads WGUC and WVXU in the new digital age. Prior to joining Cincinnati Public Radio in 1998, he served as Station Manager at WMNF-FM in Tampa and held position with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. As Cincinnati Public Radio enters its new era with two broadcast services, he has WGUC and WVXU well-positioned to thrive in a digital future full of unprecedented challenge and opportunity.

STATEMENT FROM THE President, CEO and General Manager

"Everything that CPR does will be guided by its underlying values:

Commitment to Serve the Community:
We work with fairness, honesty and openness.

The Greater Whole:
We believe that working in collaboration with others strengthens our ability to fulfill our mission.

Exceeding Expectations:
We aspire to the highest standards of performance in our work and professional relationships.

Stewardship:
As stewards of a noncommercial public trust, we manage the resources entrusted to us with integrity and accountability.

Diversity:
Diversity is integral to our mission and we value it in all of our activities."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Murray Sinclaire

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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