KPCC (89.3 MHz FM) is a public radio station based in Pasadena, California. It is a member of National Public Radio, and is one of two full NPR members serving Southern California; Santa Monica-based KCRW is the other.
The station broadcasts at 600 watts, which on paper is relatively modest for a full NPR member on the FM band. However, it operates from the Mount Wilson transmitter, and thus boasts one of the widest coverage areas of any public radio station in Southern California, providing at least secondary coverage to all of Los Angeles and Orange counties. The station is listened to by approximately 600,000 listeners each week.
KPCC is operated by Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), a subsidiary of American Public Media Group. The station's broadcast license is registered to Pasadena City College. KPCC has three satellite stations and two translator frequencies: stations 89.1 FM KUOR in Redlands, 90.3 FM KVLA-FM in the Coachella Valley ( Indio, California & Palm Springs) and 89.5 FM KJAI in Ojai, CA (previously KLFF (FM)), and translators 89.9 FM K210AD in Santa Barbara, California and 93.3 FM K227BX in Palm Springs. KUOR is licensed to the University of Redlands, while KVLA and KJAI are licensed to SCPR. The station originally broadcast from the campus of Pasadena City College in Pasadena. In February 2010, the station moved to a new facility in a converted office building on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena named the Mohn Broadcast Center and Crawford Family Forum.
In addition to syndicated shows from National Public Radio, American Public Media, the British Broadcasting Corporation and Public Radio International networks, KPCC also produces several original programs, including Take Two, AirTalk, The Frame and Off-Ramp. The station also produces several regular shorter features, including The Loh Life and The Loh Down on Science.
KPCC broadcasts in the HD format.