New Government Report: Public Radio and the Role of Federal Funding
by Mark Goldstein
Paperback, 26 pages, 2011, $20.00
Info. on fed. funding used to support public radio. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) receives federal payments through the annual appropriate process. CPB distributes these federal payments in accordance with a statutory formula. Under this formula, the majority of each annual federal payment is distributed to public broadcasting TV and radio stations and program producers, such as National Public Radio (NPR), typically in the form of grants. This report addresses the following questions: (1) What are the missions of CPB, NPR, and local public radio stations? (2) What are the processes through which CPB receives federal payments and disburses them to grantees?; (3) What are NPR’s sources of revenue, both federal and non-federal?