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Texas Public Radio

Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio

aka TPR, KSTX, KPAC, KTXI, KVHL, KTPR, KTPD, KCTI   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.tpr.org
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Texas Public Radio

EIN: 74-2559514


Mission

Texas Public Radio's mission is to engage, inspire and inform, to empower our community to make life better.

Ruling year info

1990

President & CEO

Ms. Joyce Slocum

Main address

321 W. Commerce Street

San Antonio, TX 78205 USA

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EIN

74-2559514

Subject area info

Music

Adult education

Journalism

Media democracy

Radio

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Population served info

Adults

Non-adult children

NTEE code info

Radio (A34)

Music (A68)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TPR strives to be a real, reliable source of news and information by presenting balanced, researched and timely reporting that keeps listeners and viewers informed of what is going on in our community, our state, our nation and the world. TPR also provides soothing classical music as an oasis from the heavy hearts and crowded minds that occasionally occur within the community of the informed. We sponsor community events of various genres including cultural, educational, entertainment, and informational to further delight and stimulate the intellectually curious in our service area. Those are described in the Bronze section under Programs and Maps.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

KSTX 89.1

This station broadcasts public radio's premier news, information and entertainment to the San Antonio area. Its weekday schedule is composed largely of programs produced and/or distributed by NPR, APM and the BBC. News and information of particular interest to those in the city of San Antonio and the surrounding areas is provided 4 days a week on "The Source," a live one hour, call-in talk show produced by TPR. Matters of state and regional interest are covered by "Texas Matters," a TPR-produced weekly half-hour program and "Fronteras," that explores the changing culture and demographics of the region with emphasis on Latino and Native American Life and border issues affecting politics, social order, economics and the environmental landscape. KSTX played a lead role in establishing the NPR/Texas Hub (formerly the Texas Station Collaborative) through which public radio stations in Texas share technology and resources to produce insightful news coverage featuring Texans telling the stories of Texas locally, regionally and on the national stage. "Texas Standard," the daily news show of Texas, is co-produced with KUT in Austin, KERA in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston Public Media. The American Homefront project features reporting on military life and veteran's issues. Our stories are broadcast on our partner stations -- North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC), Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), WUSF - Tampa, KPBS - San Diego, Texas Public Radio, and North Country Public Radio in upstate New York. Its stories are broadcast on our partner stations -- North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC), Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), WUSF - Tampa, KPBS - San Diego, and North Country Public Radio in upstate New York. StoryCorps South Texas presents the oral histories of our community. Recorded at the StoryCorps mobile booth, each story is archived at the Library of Congress, and select interviews are broadcast on KSTX and other TPR news stations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

KPAC specializes in broadcasting classical music and fine arts information to the San Antonio metro and south Texas areas. TPR utilizes the services of Classical 24, a nationally syndicated service, to fulfill the majority of KPAC's programming. Locally originated programs include
"Classical Connections," a new daily 2 hour live and local broadcast from the KPAC studios, that connects listeners with the best of classical music from around the globe and local listening opportunities. "Classics a la Carte" is an interactive request program on Friday nights."Performance Saturday" is a show dedicated to local concert recordings. Local reporters and producers also contribute news and information about regional artists and events both on air and at tpr.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

TPR partners with scores of non-profit organizations in its communities to present a variety of events open to the public, including cinema, music, and other cultural events; informational events such as "Silver Solutions," a free public event spotlighting programs and services that support seniors and their caregivers; community services activities, such as park clean-up days; community forums such as "Think Science" and "Worth Repeating" designed to educate and enlighten the public. "Inspired by KPAC" is a talent competition that encourages and celebrates the talented young musicians and artists in our listening area, culminating in the opportunity for the winners to share their work at a public event. The event offers an opportunity for junior high and high school students ages 13-19 to share how KPAC 88.3 FM inspires them to create.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Non-adult children

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Listeners KSTX

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

KSTX 89.1

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number is the prior 13-month average from September of that year and the previous 13 months of measurement, averaged.

Total Development Revenue

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This includes revenue from members, business members, and grants in each fiscal year, 10/1-9/30. For 2021, revenue is significantly higher due to several one-time COVID relief grants.

Total Underwriting Dollars Received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers respresent the total underwriting dollars received in each fiscal year, from 10/1-9/30.

Members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number shows the highest total number of members in a fiscal year, 10/1 - 9/30. The number of members for 2017 is an educated estimate.

Listeners KPAC

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

KPAC 88.3

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number is the prior 13-month average from September of that year and the previous 13 months of measurement, averaged.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

To be the most trusted and reliable source of news in Texas.

To deliver programming and content that is relevant and engaging to diverse audiences.

To enter into and sustain smart collaborations that are force multipliers.

To serve as an indispensable community analyst.

To ensure robust funding for our future.

TPR facility serves as a platform for community engagement.

TPR has 4 Strategic Anchors that will inform every decision and differentiate TPR from the competition.

(1) Quality content: Does it meet our definition of quality?

(2) Good for Communities: Is it good for our communities?

(3) Strategic Investment: Does it represent a strategic investment of resources?

(4) True to our Brand: Is it true to the TPR brand?

We're committed to San Antonio and surrounding areas, where we operate seven non-commercial radio stations. KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas. KTXI 90.1 FM broadcasts to the West Central Hill Country. KTPR 89.9 FM broadcasts to the Permian Basin Area. KVHL 91.7 FM broadcasts to the Highland Lakes region. KTPD 89.3 FM broadcasts to Del Rio. KCTI 1450 AM broadcasts to Gonzales. Listeners may listen via the TPR app as well as access content online anytime from anywhere without cost or other barriers to entry.

We have been in San Antonio since 1988. TPR has grown from 30 employees to 52 in the last nine years at a time when many media organizations have been reducing both staff and coverage of local issues. We engage 3-4 paid interns each year. Our news department is ever expanding and we now have seven positions dedicated to local coverage in the priority beats of Arts & Culture, Bioscience & Medicine, Border & Immigration, Education, Local Government, Military & Veterans, and Technology & Entrepreneurship.

TPR moved to its new offices to the historic Alameda Theater complex on the San Pedro Creek in the Zona Cultural in January 2020. TPR's new home will facilitate expanded local news coverage by permitting the addition of more staff and enhancing available technologies. A 'storefront' studio, an amphitheater, performance space and a high-profile location connects TPR literally and directly to heart of the community.

We have developed content that is relevant and engaging to diverse audiences on-air and online such as The Source, Texas Matters, Fronteras, Petrie Dish (a coronavirus-focused podcast) World Music, and Classical Connections. This is also true of our community outreach events, including Worth Repeating, Think Science, Silver Solutions, When I Grow Up, Cinema Tuesdays and Sounds like KPAC. Smart collaborations are in place that are force multipliers such as the Texas Newsroom, a collaboration between Texas’ largest stations and NPR, in which public radio stations in Texas share technology and resources to produce stories featuring Texans telling the stories of Texas locally, regionally and on the national stage. Generation Listen is an affinity group that connects TPR to a young audience that shares our passion for creating a more informed and civically-engaged public, continues to curate events for its young, diverse audience. We serve daily as an indispensable community catalyst through our focused local reporting on issues important to our community. We also hosted live mayoral debates in 2017 and 2019. To ensure robust funding for our future, TPR continues to build a strategic web of new grant opportunities and to educate supporters on the efficiency and effectiveness of becoming sustaining members and making payments by EFT.

In March 2020, we relocated to the heart of San Antonio on the banks of the San Pedro Creek in the Irma & Emilio Nicolas Media Center. A prominent feature of the new facility will be the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Theater, a black box theater, central to TPR’s vision for eventually convening community conversations, and hosting political forums and cultural performances in a prominent and accessible location. However, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic led TPR to consider new and innovative ways of reaching audiences beyond the broadcast signal, and many of our signature events such as “Think Science” and “Worth Repeating” were successfully held online. TPR is now planning live events such as concerts and community programming that will allow audiences to enjoy and learn while safely maintaining physical distance from one another.

Three seasons of TPR’s “Live At Jazz, TX” program will be offered to stations nationwide as syndicated programming, and the TPR brand is increasingly recognizable as demonstrated by NPR’s acquisition of TPR-produced reports. We're building that statewide network by the addition of three new stations, one each in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and through our two year leadership role in forming the Texas Newsroom. These achievements are all part of our effort to become the most trusted and reliable source of news in Texas. The to date success can be measured by (1) a substantial number of awards recognizing excellence in journalism from 2018 to 2020,

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

Texas Public Radio
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.45

Average of 2.83 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.9

Average of 6.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20%

Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Texas Public Radio

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Texas Public Radio

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Texas Public Radio

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Texas Public Radio’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,128,751 $1,923,727 $5,140,458 $1,731,486 $502,891
As % of expenses 22.8% 37.0% 93.9% 27.7% 7.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $993,115 $1,795,629 $4,930,383 $1,348,208 -$79,338
As % of expenses 19.5% 33.7% 86.8% 20.3% -1.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $10,063,253 $9,418,675 $6,418,433 $6,450,765 $6,350,039
Total revenue, % change over prior year 93.3% -6.4% -31.9% 0.5% -1.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.6% 2.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.4% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.2% 98.5% 97.1% 88.9% 98.6%
Other revenue 0.7% 0.9% 0.9% 0.5% 1.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,952,175 $5,205,421 $5,472,068 $6,257,119 $6,516,197
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.5% 5.1% 5.1% 14.3% 4.1%
Personnel 61.5% 63.6% 65.6% 66.3% 60.0%
Professional fees 5.2% 3.3% 1.0% 2.0% 1.9%
Occupancy 6.3% 7.2% 3.8% 4.0% 4.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 26.9% 25.9% 29.6% 27.3% 33.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,087,811 $5,333,519 $5,682,143 $6,640,397 $7,098,426
One month of savings $412,681 $433,785 $456,006 $521,427 $543,016
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $4,019,000 $900,000
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $1,226,661 $8,135,261 $1,006,593
Total full costs (estimated) $5,500,492 $5,767,304 $7,364,810 $19,316,085 $9,548,035

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.5 16.0 12.6 5.9 3.9
Months of cash and investments 7.5 16.0 12.6 5.9 3.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.7 11.5 21.8 6.1 3.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $3,074,778 $6,944,301 $5,765,881 $3,093,071 $2,098,602
Investments $0 $0 $0 $4,824 $0
Receivables $3,815,072 $4,142,554 $4,219,670 $1,191,758 $493,300
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,291,764 $2,310,475 $2,866,153 $11,001,414 $12,008,008
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 63.0% 68.1% 38.8% 13.6% 17.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.1% 37.7% 34.9% 14.0% 7.4%
Unrestricted net assets $3,210,665 $5,006,294 $9,936,677 $11,284,885 $11,205,547
Temporarily restricted net assets $4,573,084 $6,847,611 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $307,511 $305,811 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $4,880,595 $7,153,422 $2,979,418 $1,524,846 $830,403
Total net assets $8,091,260 $12,159,716 $12,916,095 $12,809,731 $12,035,950

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Ms. Joyce Slocum

Joyce Slocum is President and CEO of Texas Public Radio. In that role she has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Texas Public Radio's staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. TPR has had record-setting pledge drives and listener numbers for KSTX and KPAC are at an all-time high. Previously, Slocum served NPR as General Counsel, Chief Ethics Officer and Secretary, Interim President and CEO and CAO. Prior to joining NPR, Slocum was EVP/GC for HIT Entertainment, an attorney with 7-Eleven and in the private practice of law. Slocum currently serves on the Board of Directors of NPR and artpace, the Executive Committee of Eastern Region Public Media, the Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, the Advisory Boards of the H-E-B School of Business & Administration of University of the Incarnate Word and San Antonio Code Jam, and is a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio and Class XI of the San Antonio Masters Leadership Program.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Texas Public Radio

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 05/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Lori Castillo

NS Brands, LTD

Term: 2020 - 2024

Alan Petlin

Owner, Alan Petlin Gourmet Floors

Tim Watt

Retired SVP & General Couhnsel, Zachary Corporation

Derick Fletcher

Business Analytics & Administration - Capital Group

Debra Guerrero

VP, Governmental Affairs, The NRP Group LLC

Francisco Gonima

Owner & Principal, Francisco Gónima Executive Coaching

Sukh Kaur

CEO/Founder, EDreimagined

Alan Kramer

Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager The Bank of San Antonio

Vanessa Van de Putte

President/CEO, Dixie Flag & Banner Company

Aissatou Sidime-Blanton

Educatoin Consultant, Business Financial Group

Mitch Sowards

Executive Technologist, Aldridge

Holly Tupper Beinhorn

Creative Director, Cultus Artem

Laura Cavaretta

Cavaretta, Katona & Leighner, PLLC

Jelynne LeBlanc Jamison

Executive Director, THe Center for Health Care Services

Alice Diamant

General Manager, Medina Valley Fitness

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/10/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/10/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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