KPCC parent company Southern California Public Radio announced that it has expanded its reach to Ventura and neighboring towns at 89.5 KJAI. The station will rebroadcast KPCC's programming in those areas.
The expansion to the Ventura area follows SCPR's launch in Santa Barbara in May.
Following is the full text of SCPR's announcement.
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is now on the air in Ventura and surrounding communities at 89.5 KJAI. SCPR’s latest expansion follows the launch of the 89.9 FM service in Santa Barbara in May, 2014. SCPR now has a broadcast presence in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
Through its KPCC flagship station, SCPR has won more awards for quality journalism in the last decade-and-a-half than all of the other radio stations in Los Angeles combined. KPCC is also the most listened-to NPR news station in Los Angeles, with an audience that is more than twice that of any other NPR news station in Southern California.
SCPR acquired KJAI by purchasing the station from Logos Broadcasting Corporation. The station assets include the FCC license, call sign, and tower leasehold interest.
"Ventura County is dynamic and diverse, and we are excited to serve these communities," said Bill Davis, president of SCPR. "We look forward to providing the highest quality journalism and the deepest, most authentic, community engagement possible--both on the radio at 89.5 FM and on-line at kpcc.org."