KCPT - Public Television 19, Inc.
125 E. 31st Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 756-3580
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 Thomas Dowling
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stinson Leonard Street LLP
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1971
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. Though now a community licensee, KCPT continues to provide education services to students and teachers in K-12 schools with online classroom media services in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. 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, which places great emphasis on local musicians; And, KCPT opened the Hale Center for Journalism placing more emphasis on regional stories. Go to flatlandkc.org/about to learn more about the Hale Center.
Impact Statement
During the past year KCPT has accomplished many successful efforts including:
  1. Through a digital first project called 'Take Note' KCPT has taken an in-depth look at education in the Kansas City metropolitan area looking at where we are, how we got here, and where we need to go.
  2. More programming across multi-media platforms with on-air and digital series like 'Water Rates and Rivers;' 'Public Works? - The Cost of our Aging Infrastructure;' and 'Ferment Nation - Wine is a Mystery.' All three of these programs won a Regional Emmy.
  3. Since acquiring The Bridge in 2013 we have grown the membership to 2,100 members from ground zero.
Goals for 2017 and Beyond:
  1. KCPT continues to create more community partnerships raising funds around local content. We will grow our digital content through programs like Artconomy, Public Works?, Take note, and Burnt Legend.
  2. Strengthen KCPT's community education efforts through community engagement, outreach events, and the new 24/7 dedicated kids channel.
  3. Improve KCPT and The Bridge marketing and branding strategies through targeted media and community engagement.
Needs Statement
  1. Establish long-term financial sustainability for the Center for Journalism (now branded as our digital magazine, flatlandkc.org). KCPT received a transformational gift to start the Center but is tasked with funding this endeavor once this gift has been spent down in 2018.
  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 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
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 K-12 Media Services 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.
  • K-12 Media Services: KCPT provides two digital video services - Learn360 & PBS LearningMedia. They are delivered over the Internet and together comprise over 100,000 multi-media assets ready at a moment’s notice. More than 30 school districts, 50,000 K-12 students, and 3,000 teachers are served. 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 broadcast of over 240 hours weekly of curriculum based programs, outreach initiatives (reaching nearly 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 For K-12 Media Services - 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
For K-12 Media Services - 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.
Other KCPT digital resources include:
  • 6,000 audio files including Presidential speeches and excerpts of classic literature
  • 25,000 photos, clip art images and illustrations.
  • 5,000 print resources
  • Databank of 15,000 quiz questions
  • 1,000 quizzes
  • Teachers and students create podcasts and publish them on our website.
Program Success Monitored By For K-12 Media Services - 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
  • K-12 Media Services: (1) Meeting our goal of member schools enrolled; (2) Continuation of our partnership with the Black & Veatch mentoring program - teaching kids structural, electrical, and water engineering and getting them excited about future career opportunities.
  • Raising Readers: We have seen an increase of 50% 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.
  • Adult Education: Increasing the numbers of adults using our resources.
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 (a panel highlighting people, events & issues). Our documentary Our Divided City and associated Crime Caucus - an examination of violent crimes east of Troost and whether enough is being done to make neighborhoods safe. Other programs like 'Take Note' and 'Public Works?' are important community awareness programs covering the state of our education and aging infrastructure.
We produce and air local arts coverage like Celebration at the Station with the KC Symphony. Other programs with a local flavor are Meet the Past at the Kansas City Library (a look back at the history of Kansas City).
KCPT's new digital series Artconomy highlights the economic impact of the arts in Kansas City and evaluates how we contribute to the arts as participants and taxpayers.
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. 
  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 Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise; What it Means to be a Patriot: The Vietnam War with John Musgrave; and James Beard: America's First Foodie. Important educational community outreach events like Sesame Street in Communities: A workshop for teachers, parents, and caregivers focusing on early learning; and Family Engagement: A workshop focused on helping kids develop, achieve, and enjoy learning. KCPT also engages our community's children with events like the 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) 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 Successful acquisition of The Bridge and rolling out its first fundraising event and first on-air funding drive.
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 If we are meeting our long-term success goals: Positive feedback from those we are serving, peer stations, and positive feedback nationally when applicable. Meeting our financial objectives and being able to support the Hale Center will be a significant indicator.
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.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Mr. Victor Hogstrom Aug 2005 - July 2008
Mr. William T. Reed Oct 1992 - Aug 2005
Senior Staff
Title Chief Financial Officer-NETA
Experience/Biography Karen Button - CFO / V.P. Finance & Human Resources, KCPT 2007 to present V.P. Human Resources, KCPT 2005-2007 Director of Finance and Human Resources, KCPT 2001-2005 Senior Accountant, KCPT 1998- 2001 Business Manager, CommWorld 1984 -1998 Self-Employed Restaurant Owner, Hogo's 1981 - 1984 B.S. Human Resource Management from Park University Dual Minors in Finance and Accounting from Park University Serve on: ASWA, American Society of Women Accountants; President Women With One Voice
Title Chief Content Officer
Title VP Broadcasting & Technology
Title Vice President of Television Production
Title Radio Station Manager
Title Senior VP Development
Title Senior VP Digital and Multi-Media Content
Paid Full-Time Staff 55
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Volunteers 500
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 54
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 28
Male 33
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
  • Science Pioneers
  • Linda Hall Library
  • KC MO School District
  • 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
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Thomas Dowling
Company Affiliation Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Term Oct 2016 to Sept 2018
Email thomas.dowling@stinson.com
Board Members
Charles Ambrose Ed.D.University of Central Missouri
Julie Amor Dobies
Kirsten Byrd Husch Blackwell
David Chavez Ingenuity
Jamie Cummings Tradebot
Raymond Daniels Ed.D.Cross & Joftus, LLC
Jackie DeSouza-Van Blaricum Research Medical Center
Thomas Dowling Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Mark Eagleton Citizens Bank and Trust
Jim Giles City of Kansas City Missouri
Mike Gross Shook Hardy Bacon
Chris Harper University of Kansas Hospital
Kiran Huggins iModules
Scott Hughes KPMG
Nancy Lee Kemper Community Volunteer
John Learned American Indian Center of the Great Plains
Linda Lenza Bank of America
Juergen Massey DST Systems
Doug Michelman Sprint
Mark Opara Seigfreid Bingham
Stuart Shaw Black & Veatch
Mark Thompson Country Club Bank
Erin Turley H&R Block
Christopher Underwood Burns and McDonnell
Ethan Whitehill Sandbox Advertising
Kimberly Wilkerson Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
Daryl Williams Think Shift
Willetta Willis-Mcghee Community Volunteer
Erik Wullschleger LiveKC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 19
Female 10
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 Bainbridge Community Volunteer
Erin Bopp
Diane Charity Community Volunteer
Trey DeBose Community Volunteer
Susana Elizarraraz Community Volunteer
Darren Faulkner KC Freedom Schools
Janae Gatson-Bowers Community Volunteer
Verlonder Gayden Community Volunteer
Kay Oros Davis
Wesley Reed Community Volunteer
Bill Roush Community Volunteer
Bill Sykes Community Volunteer
Wanda Vaughn Community 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, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $8,755,000
Projected Expenses $9,130,000
Endowment Value $2,294,290
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2014: Financial data reported using audited financial statements.
  • 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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$3,243,049$2,228,568$1,747,871
Individual Contributions----$3,599,937
Investment Income, Net of Losses$92,642$78,679$61,281
Membership Dues$3,525,598$3,469,111$0
Special Events$0$0$47,642
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$503,405
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$8,899,255$7,408,346$6,550,200
Administration Expense$1,534,370$1,822,925$1,572,532
Fundraising Expense$1,572,944$2,088,914$2,382,772
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.901.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%65%62%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue29%52%22%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$11,544,308$12,209,723$13,390,619
Current Assets$1,965,050$1,429,416$619,140
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$1,915,941
Current Liabilities$3,123,372$3,916,946$1,841,627
Total Net Assets$8,420,936$8,292,777$9,333,051
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.630.360.34
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%14%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $1,000,000 --Corporation for Public Broadcasting $1,123,258
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $1,000,000 --Hale Family Fund $3,006,420
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $853,200 --Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation $275,000
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.

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 Thomas Dowling
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Year of Incorporation 1971