More than half of all Americans use public media every month.

170 million Americans connect through 368 public television stations, 934 public radio stations, hundreds of online services, and in-person events and activities.

Public broadcasting is one of the most effective public/private partnerships in America.

Annual federal funding amounts to only $1.35 per American and is leveraged by local stations to raise six times that amount from other sources.

Public broadcasting supports lifelong learning for all Americans.

Investments in children's educational, cultural, public affairs and news programming, digital classroom resources, teacher training, and distance learning have made public broadcasting a leader in lifelong learning.

Public broadcasting strengthens our democracy.

The free flow of ideas and debate helps us participate in the political process as informed citizens.

Cincinnati Public Radio: 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU

Cincinnati Public Radio receives approximately 7% of its operating budget from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We use the funding to pay for local and national programming and community outreach. Every dollar received is leveraged into 9 more dollars for WVXU and WGUC.


Listeners like you are the most dependable and predictable source of funding right now for WVXU and WGUC.  

You can request that your contribution be used to support the classical music programming on 90.9 WGUC or the news and information programming on 91.7 WVXU. Or, it can be used to support both.

Sustaining Membership


Your contributions are used to maintain ongoing operations.

Become an Advocate

Protect My Public Media is a grassroots campaign to support the federal investment in America's public media system. The federal contribution to public media amounts to $1.35 per American per year. This critical money enables nearly 1,300 local public television and radio stations to provide their communities with a host of essential services in news, public safety, music, culture and many more.
The goal of the campaign is to build a network of advocates who will protect federal funding for public media by taking a stand for the local stations and programs they love. 
To become an advocate, visit where you can: