NSPR Eyes Regional Public Radio Partnership to Enhance Reporting, Coverage

NSPR and CapRadio have Hired Public Media Company to Advise on a Partnership.

In support of its commitment to expand local journalism and tell more of Northern California’s stories, North State Public Radio (NSPR) is studying a potential partnership with Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) in Sacramento.

Together, NSPR and CapRadio are evaluating opportunities with the goal of strengthening mission-based public radio services provided to listeners. Both public radio stations are affiliated with California State Universities: CapRadio is licensed to Sacramento State, and NSPR to Chico State.

The stations have hired Colorado-based Public Media Company, a nonprofit consulting firm whose mission is fostering sustainable and innovative public media growth, to advise on a partnership. The opportunity under evaluation and consideration is a Public Service Operating Agreement (PSOA), which would formalize the cost sharing for programming, engineering, management, and other shared services. CapRadio already operates a PSOA with Sacramento State to manage other public radio stations.