KPCW's mission is to serve Summit and Wasatch counties with local news, information, entertainment and emergency alerts through its broadcast signal and digital media platforms. The station is also committed to provide its communication abilities to help other non-profit organizations in our community succeed.
On air since 1980, KPCW is the only not-for-profit source of daily local news for residents and visitors across Summit and Wasatch counties. As our region has grown so has KPCW, now broadcasting from the Spencer F. Eccles Broadcast Center in Park City via three frequencies 91.7 FM, 88.1 FM, and 91.9 FM along with 24/7 digital streaming on our website and mobile app. We are proud to provide all of our content online without a paywall, meaning that KPCW is equally accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Beyond being an NPR affiliate, KPCW strives to be an anchor in our community that listens deeply, surfaces untold stories, presents fact-based information that builds awareness, empathy, and engagement among the diverse communities we serve. KPCW’s primary focus is to connect and inform our listeners, showcase local arts and cultural organizations and events, support area nonprofits and businesses, promote tourism across the region, and provide emergency first response information and resources.
KPCW dedicates 4.5 hours a day to award-winning, in-depth local news and interviews with city and county leaders, public health officials, local school boards, and nonprofits serving the community, in addition to up-to-the minute information on local emergencies, weather, and road conditions.
Our local programs include the Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher and The Local View with Randy Barton. Our daily Public Affairs Hour features Mountain Money (finance), This Green Earth (environment), The Mountain Life (health), Cool Science Radio (science and technology), and Rich Tones Curated Jazz (Friday and Saturday nights), along with 64 hours of intentionally eclectic "mountain town sound" music and entertainment programming each week.
In addition to locally-produced shows, KPCW broadcasts programs from National Public Radio, APM and PRI, such as Morning Edition, The Splendid Table, Weekend Edition, Alt. Latino, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Marketplace. World News Service from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is broadcast overnight through 5 a.m. You can find our full weekly programming schedule here.
In an effort expand and reach new audiences, in July 2022 KPCW launched a new free newsletter, The Local, delivering the top news stories of the past 24 hours to subscribers' email inboxes every morning. And in October 2022, KPCW debuted a new segment to better serve our Spanish-speaking audience called Minuto Hispano, a series of PSAs and event updates airing in Spanish and posted bilingually online.
As a public radio station, KPCW's primary sources of funding come from individual donors and underwriters along with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Summit County Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) tax grant program, and other charitable grants.
KPCW is a not-for-profit 501 (c)3 corporation with a volunteer board of trustees, currently chaired by Robert Holmes. Federal ID #94-2528451.