The mission of Spokane Public Radio stations KPBX 91.1, KSFC 91.9, and KPBZ 90.3 is to provide high-quality, artistic, educational, and informational programming, which enhances and enlivens the cultural life and civic discourse of its listening communities.
The following fundamental values guide our mission:
We trust the ability of our listeners to discern between competing ideas
We endeavor to promote and maintain the highest level of journalistic excellence
We actively participate in the cultural life of our listening communities
The mission of SPR remains rooted in the Report of the Carnegie Commission on Educational Television, which led Congress to pass the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which sagely found that public TV and radio programming "can help us see America, whole, in all its diversity," serving as a "forum for controversy and debate," and "provide a voice for groups in the community that may otherwise be unheard." Spokane Public Radio remains guided by the spirit of the Carnegie Commission in fulfilling its mission. Read the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, as amended.
SPR is located at Monroe & Sharp
SPR has completed it’s Moving to a Sound Future capital project. Construction is complete, and all broadcast functions of the three stations are moved. The new building (a historic fire station), is on the National Historic Register, and now on the local Register. This project was accomplished in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Washington (legislators), foundations, contractors, architects, vendors, businesses, the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, and a wide range of individual donors and listeners. The newly remodeled building is less expensive to operate, up-to-date and stable, and greatly multiplies our production capacity for local, regional and even national productions.