KCPT - Public Television 19, Inc.
125 E. 31st Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 756-3580
Fax 816- 931-2500
Mission Statement
Kansas City Public Television educates and enriches our community with quality programming and services that entertain, challenge minds and contribute to a life of learning.
We accomplish this by:
  1. Serving as a platform to address community issues.
  2. Producing and delivering quality local programming.
  3. Delivering national and international programming.
  4. Establishing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances to better serve our community.
  5. Increasing awareness and value of KCPT to ensure long-term financial support.
  6. Providing innovative educational programming and services.  
  7. Improving our delivery methods with current and rapidly changing technologies.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kliff Kuehl
Board Chair Mark Eagleton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Citizens Bank & Trust
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1971
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Call us at 816-756-3580 to make a donation. You can also donate online at www.kcpt.org/support. Other ways to donate: vehicle donations and stock transfers. For volunteer opportunities, contact Ananda Sallman at asallman@kcpt.org. To donate to The Bridge, go to https://bridge909.org/donate/
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Kansas City Public Television educates and enriches our community with quality programming and services that entertain, challenge minds and contribute to a life of learning.
We accomplish this by:
  1. Serving as a platform to address community issues.
  2. Producing and delivering quality local programming.
  3. Delivering national and international programming.
  4. Establishing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances to better serve our community.
  5. Increasing awareness and value of KCPT to ensure long-term financial support.
  6. Providing innovative educational programming and services.  
  7. Improving our delivery methods with current and rapidly changing technologies.
Background Statement
On March 29, 1961, Channel 19 signed on the air as KCSD, an instructional television station owned and operated by the Kansas City Missouri School District. Ten years later, when the district chose to relinquish its broadcast license, a group of civic leaders including Homer Wadsworth and Charles Curran used gifts from George Powell, Sr. and John Francis to provide for the establishment of a non-profit agency to create a public television station for Kansas City and the surrounding areas of Kansas and Missouri. Ownership of the broadcast license was granted in January 1972, creating a community-licensed public television station operating under the call letters KCPT and began transmitting national programs offered by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Today KCPT is a telecommunications center serving over 2.2 million potential viewers with quality television programs available to anyone with a television set within a 34-county radius. KCPT continues to provide education services to students and teachers in K-12 schools with the online classroom media service, PBS Learning Media. KCPT also provides early childhood programming and outreach services to early childhood students, parents, and teachers.

2013 brought two major changes. KCPT purchased The Bridge (KTBG) 90.9FM, a public radio all music format station with an emphasis on featuring local musicians; and, KCPT established the Hale Center for Journalism (a center for local multimedia journalism and home to KCPT's digital magazine, flatlandkc.org) - a destination for local and regional storytelling.
Impact Statement
During the past year, KCPT has accomplished many successful efforts including:
  1. American Graduate Project - KCPT was chosen as one of only 19 PBS stations to receive a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the American Graduate project. American Graduate focuses on community-based solutions to workforce development in efforts to prepare students for life after high school.
  2. "Public Works?" Series - After years of stagnant wages & skyrocketing rents, many metro residents are unable to find affordable housing. KCPT & Flatland produced a series featuring in-depth videos, online stories, & broadcast town halls. Our “Public Works?” series looked at evictions & gentrification, the fight over apartments & rent, and how these issues are impacting health, education & the long-term viability of neighborhoods. We partnered with the Kansas City Library to host town hall events, which brought together the community and policymakers to engage in important conversations.
  3. Veteran Engagement - KCPT engaged with our veteran community around Ken Burns & Lynn Novick's documentary, “The Vietnam War,” and our own multimedia series, “LZ Kansas City,” which told stories of local veterans who returned to Kansas City after the war.
Goals for 2018 & Beyond:
  1. KCPT, through Flatland, is working on a robust editorial calendar for the upcoming year around a broad range of issues, including Education, community issues & faith.
  2. As one of our core objectives, we will continue to focus on early childhood education, classroom education, student stories, and continuing education.

  3. We will continue to focus on local public affairs with our programs, “Kansas City Week in Review” & “Ruckus.” As part of this platform, we will continue to host town halls when it is relevant & when community engagement is considered critical to our coverage.
  4. We will continue to tell the stories of area veterans.
  5. Through our "curiousKC" initiative, we will address topics by answering questions from the community.
Needs Statement
  1. Establish long-term financial sustainability for the Hale Center for Journalism, home to our digital magazine flatlandkc.org. KCPT received a transformational gift to establish the Center and support it through 2018 but now must generate new and ongoing revenue.
  2. KCPT continues to need capital for building improvements such as HVAC systems and technology and production equipment in need of updates.
  3. KCPT is in need of a CRM donor database to replace and enhance our current out of date system.
  4. Establish long-term financial sustainability for The Bridge (KTBG) 90.9FM through corporate sponsorships and individual giving.
Service Categories
Media & Communications
Educational Services
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
KS - Leavenworth County
KS - Lawrence
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
KCPT has a highly talented and dedicated staff focused on our mission of service to the community in a variety of ways. Our board takes an active role in providing support, fundraising, resources and guidance to the station leadership.
We are very proud of the growth of our Center for Journalism, which has become what we refer to as our digital magazine flatlandkc.org. It allows us to tell more regional stories and be a change agent for Kansas City. We are equally proud and excited about The Bridge radio station, which will help engage a younger audience to be involved in our community through promotion of local cultural events.
KCPT Board committees are active and work to fulfill their individual missions, providing support to the staff. KCPT continues to seek ways to innovate and deliver exceptional value in an ever more competitive broadcast landscape. Our long-term strategic plan has been updated to help guide stakeholders to deliver on our mission to serve the community. 
We face ongoing funding challenges for public television at both the state and federal levels, which drives us continually to seek new ways to add value and increase revenues to ensure our continued financial strength.
Our highly successful PBS Learning Media program designed to support education in the classroom continues to make a positive impact on students learning in our community.
Our partnerships and alliances with other area organizations demonstrate yet another way to help deliver on our mission, as well as support our funding needs. The next few years will be a critical time for KCPT to be positioned to bring even better programming and educational opportunities to our viewing community.
Our staff, board and many community volunteers remain committed to making KCPT a valuable resource for our community.
  • PBS Learning Media: Provides free high-quality curriculum-based content for the classroom with over 150,000 innovative digital resources mapped to state and national standards.  It is delivered over the internet and ready at a moment's notice.  More than 23,500 teachers in 60 school districts, serving 333,800 K-12 students use this service. KCPT trains some 300 teachers per year in strategies for integrating media into the classroom. 
  • Early Education: KCPT's PBS KIDS is a children's service focused on preparing children to succeed in school. This service includes the broadcast of nearly 400 hours weekly of curriculum based programs, including a 24/7 dedicated channel, outreach initiatives reaching more than 1,000 underserved children annually, and professional development for early childhood education providers and caregivers.
  • Adult Education: KCPT provides online resources for adults to gain a GED or Hi SET diploma.
Program Budget $450,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Adults
Short-Term Success Continue teacher training to expand reach into individual schools; Continue efforts to retain schools and school districts currently enrolled in the program.
Long-Term Success
More completely integrating the opportunities that technology affords to classroom teachers and their students. Expand teacher training to reach as many individual schools as possible, especially in underserved communities.
Program Success Monitored By Ongoing feedback from administrators and school contacts; Teacher feedback at training sessions and seminars; Surveys indicate that teachers appreciate the resources and tools that allow them to expand learning beyond books and more traditional methods to better capture the minds and attention of their students in a new and exciting way.
Examples of Program Success
  • (1) Meeting our goal of member schools enrolled; (2) Continuation of our partnership with the Black & Veatch STEM mentoring program - teaching kids structural, electrical, and water engineering and getting them excited about future career opportunities.
  • We have seen a 50% increase of word recognition from pre & post documented assessments from Martha Speaks literacy program; We also started a Super Why! reading camp for pre-school kids and we've seen a documented increase of 40% in alphabet letter recognition.
  • Increasing the numbers of adults using our resources. Each of these programs is focused on the underserved community.
KCPT features quality national PBS favorites like the PBS Arts Festival, Masterpiece Theatre, and Great Performances, as well as the NewsHour and Antiques Roadshow.
Local public affairs programs include Kansas City Week in Review and RUCKUS - weekly discussions of news and events. Our documentary, 'A Level Foundation,' took a look at how housing issues impact health, education and long-term viability of neighborhoods. 'LZ Kansas City' told stories of local Vietnam veterans' experiences after the war. Arts coverage included the annual broadcast of 'Celebration at the Station;' and 'Galleries & Museums,' which explored the differences in the organizations that house artwork in Kansas City.
"68: The Kansas City Race Riots, Then and Now" is a product of a partnership between KCPT, 41 Action News & the KC Public Library. This program & town hall featured historians, political & law enforcement leaders, along with eyewitnesses to the events that played out in Kansas City 50 years ago.
Program Budget $1,500,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Broadcasting
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short-Term Success
  1. The community's dependence on public affairs programming with regards to local and national elections - through both local (Week in Review, Ruckus, NewsHour) and national programming.
  2. The ability to bring arts into the homes of people who otherwise cannot attend in person - Examples: Celebration at the Station and Great Performances at the Met.
Long-Term Success
  1. Better informed and engaged citizens. 
  2. Viewers will be more appreciative of our local culture, history, and arts and more likely to attend and participate in events. 
  3. Better informed citizens for upcoming local and national elections.
Program Success Monitored By Viewer feedback through letters, emails and phone calls. DVD sales of programs. The number of people participating in outreach events related to some of the television programs. Nielsen ratings for the programs tracking the number of households watching our programming by individual program.
Examples of Program Success Requests for repeat broadcast of specials and local productions. Requests for additional or similar types of programs in the future. Attendance at special "sneak preview" and "premier" screenings of local productions. Regional Emmy awards for local productions are also a measurement of our successes.
Description KCPT holds many outreach events in Kansas City, including community cinema screenings like, 'I Am Not Your Negro,' 'Dolores' and 'Tell Them We Are Rising.'  Important educational community outreach events like regular professional development for PreK-12 teachers and parents, including Anti-Bias Training. KCPT also engages our community's children with events like the annual KCPT Block Party with activities inspired by Sesame Street in Communities, and Be My Neighbor Day with activities focusing on being a caring neighbor to people and wildlife.
Program Budget $20,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success That people and organizations see us as a change agent and continually ask us to bring community issues to light.
Long-Term Success KCPT's outreach programs include subjects and issues from bullying to civil rights to education practices to fun and learning for children. These programs bring awareness and action that benefit our community on a large scale. Success is first measured by exposing these issues to our community and then involving the community in discussions that move the needle.
Program Success Monitored By Attendance at events, community partnerships, funding for television and web programming.
Examples of Program Success We have excellent attendance at our outreach events and are regularly contacted by organizations throughout the community for partnering opportunities. KCPT represents a community stage where issues can be brought to light to educate and inform - a platform not available to most nonprofits, giving us a unique opportunity to reach the community. Attendance and interest continues to grow as we have become better at gauging community needs. Two examples of this are: KCPT's documentary Our Divided City with the follow-up Crime Caucus moderated by Nick Haines; and our early childhood education community outreach efforts.
Description The Bridge is a AAA (Adult Album Alternative - all music) public radio station: The format has a broader and more diverse playlist than most other music formats and tends to appeal to young adults. Musical selection includes a variety of music genres such as jazz, folk, world music, blues, and alternative rock. It promotes music discovery and helps give exposure to upcoming artists. It also focuses on new and emerging artists from the local community. The Bridge is a public radio non-profit organization and does not compete with KCUR, Kansas City's local news and talk public radio station.
Program Budget $400,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served Adults
Short-Term Success The Bridge reached the 2,500 member milestone.
Long-Term Success Create exposure of local bands and musicians; involve young adults in the Kansas City arts scene; use music events and the enrichment of Kansas City's music scene to attract young people to come to Kansas City to work and live.
Program Success Monitored By Meeting revenue and expense goals; increasing membership; positive feedback from community; and national and local musicians.
Examples of Program Success In-studio interviews with performers giving them exposure to a larger audience; Music X, a program funded by a grant from the CPB allowing a sharing platform where member AAA stations can record and share performances, also allowing musicians a broader exposure.

KCPT has built a center for local and regional journalism that distributes news through a variety of platforms including public television, public radio, the Internet & social media reporting. In addition, we have created flatlandkc.org - KCPT's digital magazine, a destination for local and regional storytelling. Flatland shares digital-first series and stories that give you the best of people and places, eats and drinks, news and issues, arts & culture, and more. We make and share coverage about our region.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Short-Term Success
  1. Bringing together a cohesive journalism team.
  2. Telling local stories that engage the community.
  3. Highlighting events, restaurants, and cultural interests.
Long-Term Success Positive community feedback from the stories we produce; other stations picking up and sharing a story regionally or nationally; PBS NewsHour (or other national public affairs program) featuring a story we have produced; a growing revenue line.
Program Success Monitored By Community feedback, PBS system feedback, revenue, and expense goals.
Examples of Program Success
Launched I'm Your Neighbor Series
Sometimes what makes us unique is also what makes us similar. Flatland, KCPT's digital magazine, is on a mission to better understand our fellow Kansas Citians through our new YouTube series, "I Am Your Neighbor." With thoughtful questions, we aim to make neighbors out of strangers, regardless of zip code. 
Take Note
KCPT received its second year of funding to continue its "Take Note" series, focused on the landscape and future of education in Kansas City. Over the course of 2018 and through spring of 2019, KCPT and its digital magazine, Flatland, are looking at education through the lens of "The School of the Future." Through multimedia productions, including Facebook Live, short video features, and social driven content and conversation, we're engaging students, parents, educators, and policymakers. 
With the addition of a community reporter, we've furthered our commitment to our "curiousKC" initiative, which is fueled by community-submitted questions. This line of reporting allows us to flip the current journalism model and, instead, engage the audience after a story is published by inviting the person asking the question to shape our storytelling. 
CEO Comments

In addition to our high quality, non-commercial programming, KCPT provides educational services for a life of learning. Several of our programs have received national recognition. It is a surprise for many to learn of the myriad of programs and projects that take place outside of our television broadcast. These programs serve the entire population, birth to elderly, with outreach, education and enrichment. KCPT uses its unique broadcast platform to keep the community informed of topics and issues critical to the well being and success of the community. With the Hale Center for Journalism/flatlandkc.org, and our locally produced cultural affairs programs, we celebrate the accomplishments and vibrancy of our dynamic and diverse community. We ask tough questions, making every effort to offer a balanced view and inform the public of the important issues facing the community. This is an exciting time in our industry! We strive to use “best practices” with all new technology, never losing sight of our mission to educate and enrich the lives of those we serve.

With the purchase of The Bridge, we have created an innovative asset to help connect with a younger audience through the AAA music format (Adult Album Alternative). Eventually, we will have 100,000 intelligent and active young people tuning in. We will connect them to non-profits, arts & culture, and organizations in Kansas City. We’ve seen this come together in other AAA markets -- young people showing up and participating at a high level.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Kliff Kuehl
Term Start Apr 2009

From December 2004 through March 2009, Kuehl served as the president and CEO of KNPB-TV, public television for northern Nevada. In that time, he helped the KNPB team wrap up a $6.25 million capital campaign, assisted in tripling the number of major donors, and helped to secure a $1 million in-kind donation.

Kuehl joined KCPT in April 2009. His vision for the station is to transform public media as a better and more sustainable service. In an era of declining local coverage by newspapers and commercial television, he wants KCPT to bridge the gap by growing its local content services. The Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT opened November 2013 and is a multimedia center for journalism that distributes local content through a variety of “channels,” including public television, public radio, the internet and social media. Its goal is to cover the issues and stories of the Kansas City region in a comprehensive, in-depth and innovative way. The Hale Center was an effort between Kuehl and the PBS Foundation to secure $3M for local news content creation, and $1M for the PBS Foundation.

In December 2013 the University of Central Missouri transferred ownership of KTBG 90.9 FM (The Bridge) to KCPT. Kuehl’s vision for radio is to connect listeners to the local arts scene and inspire them to become more invovlved in the community, and to serve as a platform for local musicians.

Kuehl stays engaged on the national level with his membership on several boards – PBS National Board, Greater Public, APTS, Major Market Group, and NETA.

Former CEOs
Mr. Victor HogstromAug 2005 - July 2008
Mr. William T. ReedOct 1992 - Aug 2005
Senior Staff
Title Chief Content Officer
Title VP Broadcasting & Technology
Title Vice President Education & Engagement
Title Senior VP Development
Title Chief Operating Officer
Title Director of Finance
Title Sr. Director Radio Operations
Paid Full-Time Staff 55
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Paid Contractors 23
Volunteers 500
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 50
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 30
Male 29
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Johnson County Library
  • Black & Veatch
  • University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg) 
  • Science City
  • Linda Hall Library
  • KCKS and KCMO School Districts
  • KCMO Health Dept.
  • MARC
  • Wellness Network
  • First Robotics
  • DST
  • Honeywell
  • Menorah Legacy Foundation
  • KC Public Library
  • Health Care Foundation of Greater KC
Be Good Smile Pretty - Best DocumentaryEmmy - National2004
2 Emmy's for Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil WarEmmy - Regional2007
Eat Small Public Awareness CampaignEmmy - Regional2007
Kansas City's Most Wanted - Best TV Special Report/Feature - TV Markets 750,000 to 2 MillionCrime Stoppers International Awards, Gold Coast, Australia2009
Foreclosed, Evicted, HomelessEmmy - Regional2010
Foreclosed, Evicted, Homeless - Special Programs categoryMissouri Broadcaster's Association2010
Operation Breakthrough Feature - Philly AwardNon-Profit Connect2010
Imagine KCMissouri Broadcaster's Association2011
Drink SmartMissouri Broadcaster's Association2011
The History of World War IEmmy - Regional2011
The Local Show - Mental Health CoverageEmmy - Regional2011
Raise the Roof - Building the Kauffman Center for the Performing ArtsMissouri Broadcaster's Association2012
Enrollment Day: A KCPT Health Care Event - Best Informational/Instructional - Program SpecialEmmy - Regional2014
Ferment Nation: Wine is Weird - Lifestyle Program - Feature/SegmentEmmy - Regional2014
Meet the Past: Tom Bass - Interview/Discussion - ProgramEmmy - Regional2014
Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III, Zora Neale Hurston episodeEmmy - Regional2015
Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash 2014Emmy - Regional2015
Zebrafish (Health and Science category)Emmy - Regional2016
RE: DREAM (Single Spot / Campaign Category)Emmy - Regional2016
Public Works? The Cost of our Aging Infrastructure (Informational/Program Special)Emmy - Regional2017
Ferment Nation - Wine is Mystery (Feature Segment)Emmy - Regional2017
Water Rates and Rivers (Public/Community Affairs)Emmy - Regional2017
Show Me Arts - WillmottEmmy - Regional2018
In SituEmmy - Regional2018
SandlotEmmy - Regional2018
LZ Kansas CityEmmy - Regional2018
Award of Merit for Kansas City Stories of the Vietnam WarAmerican Association for State & Local History2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mark Eagleton
Company Affiliation Citizens Bank & Trust
Term Oct 2018 to Sept 2020
Email meagleton@cbtmail.com
Board Members
Kirsten ByrdHusch Blackwell
Thomas DowlingStinson Leonard Street LLP
Mark EagletonCitizens Bank and Trust
Tammy EdwardsFederal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Jim GilesCity of Kansas City Missouri
Mike GrossShook Hardy Bacon
Chris HarperUniversity of Kansas Hospital
Kiran HugginsiModules
Scott HughesKPMG
Nancy Lee KemperCommunity Volunteer
John LearnedAmerican Indian Center of the Great Plains
Linda LenzaBank of America
Juergen MasseyDST Systems
Doug MichelmanSprint
Mark OparaSeigfreid Bingham
Stuart ShawBlack & Veatch
Mark ThompsonCountry Club Bank
Erin TurleyH&R Block
Christopher UnderwoodBurns and McDonnell
Kimberly WilkersonHaas & Wilkerson Insurance
Daryl WilliamsThink Shift
Willetta Willis-McgheeCommunity Volunteer
Erik WullschlegerLiveKC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 55%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 98%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 70%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board Members
Jack BainbridgeCommunity Volunteer
Diane CharityCommunity Volunteer
Trey DeBoseCommunity Volunteer
Susana ElizarrarazCommunity Volunteer
Darren FaulknerKC Freedom Schools
Janae Gatson-BowersCommunity Volunteer
Kay Oros Davis
Wesley ReedCommunity Volunteer
Terry Rinehart
Bill RoushCommunity Volunteer
Bill SykesCommunity Volunteer
Robb Traylor
Wanda VaughnCommunity Volunteer
DeQuai Wilson
CEO Comments KCPT faces challenges in federal and state funding.  We have had to become creative in replacing those revenue lines and have worked hard to communicate to our legislators the great need for continued support.  Our opportunities are great - more local coverage, more ways to reach our viewers, and key community partnerships that help move the needle in Kansas City.  We have become a change agent for the community.
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $8,874,000
Projected Expenses $9,184,400
Endowment Value $3,395,999
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Individual revenues include membership revenue, other individual contributions, bequests, and individual gifts to KCPT's capital campaign. 
  • Federal funding includes grants from Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which is a quasi-governmental agency. 
  • State funding may include revenue from both Missouri and Kansas governments. 
  • Earned Income includes fees for services, government contract income, rental income, and underwriting support.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,849,283$1,748,037$3,243,049
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$115,781$96,174$92,642
Membership Dues$3,971,489$3,549,100$3,525,598
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind----$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$7,847,379$7,958,473$8,899,255
Administration Expense$1,608,180$1,654,112$1,534,370
Fundraising Expense$2,148,619$1,731,868$1,572,944
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.920.901.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses68%70%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$9,864,853$10,570,854$11,544,308
Current Assets$4,977,047$2,010,077$1,965,050
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$3,200,515$3,101,054$3,123,372
Total Net Assets$6,664,338$7,469,800$8,420,936
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.560.650.63
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount $1,600,285Anonymous $1,452,517Anonymous $1,000,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $1,000,000Anonymous $1,000,000Anonymous $1,000,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $204,590Anonymous $204,102Anonymous $853,200
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose Facility infrastructure improvements and extension of services.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

As most non-profits, KCPT has experienced some significant financially challenging times operationally over the last few years. However, with prudent fiscal controls and with new and improved fundraising initiatives and opportunities, the station has emerged with a much improved financial footing. We are focusing on building partnerships with all aspects of the community and providing content that is local and meaningful for the Kansas City metro area. We have also added a new business entity, The Bridge (music public radio station). We believe The Bridge will become a steady and growing source of revenue helping to grow community engagement and connecting us with a younger audience. With the start of the Hale Center for Journalism and flatlandkc.org, we also create an additional revenue line. We have seen some funders migrate from from program underwriting to the journalism center which now creates a need to become more creative in the way we seek program underwriting but, overall, the journalism center is helping to increase revenue.

Other Documents
Organization Name KCPT - Public Television 19, Inc.
Address 125 E. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Primary Phone (816) 756-3580
Contact Email jferguson@kcpt.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kliff Kuehl
Board Chair Mark Eagleton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Citizens Bank & Trust
Year of Incorporation 1971