About IPR

Our History
Iowa Public Radio was created in 2004 by the Iowa Board of Regents to manage the radio groups of Iowa State University, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa.  This statewide public radio network (a total of 24 stations) now serves 240,000 listeners with three programming streams:  News, News/Studio One and Classical.  IPR’s combined radio groups serve rural and urban Iowa, touching all of Iowa’s 99 counties. 

Our history is long and proud:  Iowa State University and University of Iowa each have public radio stations that are nearly a century old, with FCC licenses that were among the first 100 radio licenses ever granted, and our statewide network is one that other states look to as a model.  This century of service to and for Iowans is the foundation for our future.

Our Mission
Iowa Public Radio enriches the civic and cultural life in Iowa through high quality news and cultural programming.

Our Goals
IPR's 2017 - 2022 strategic plan focuses on five major themes:

  • Delivering programming excellence - statewide and beyond
  • Innovating in a changing media environment
  • Building a financially stable and well-respected statewide institution
  • Growing audience and building community
  • Maintaining excellence in technology and audio delivery

For IPR's full strategic plan, click here.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Transparency
Below you will find documents and information related to Iowa Public Radio's governance and finances.

Governance:
Iowa Public Radio's member stations are licensed to Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa, which are governed by the Iowa Board of Regents.

View the Iowa Board of Regents and upcoming meetings.
View Iowa Public Radio's Board of Directors and upcoming meetings.
View Iowa Public Radio's senior management.

Audited Financial Statements:
View 2016 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2015 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2014 Audited Financial Statements  for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2013 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2012 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2011 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2010 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2009 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2008 Audited Financial Statements for Iowa Public Radio, WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.

Annual Financial Reports - Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB):
View 2016 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2015 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE
View 2014 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2013 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE
View 2012 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2011 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2010 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2009 CPB Annual Financial Reports for WOIWSUI/KSUI, and KUNI/KHKE.

Form 990:
View 2015 Form 990 for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2014 Form 990 for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2013 Form 990 for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2012 Form 990 for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2011 Form 990 for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2010 Form 990 for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2009 Form 990 for Iowa Public Radio.

Annual Report:

View 2016 Annual Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2015 Annual Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2013 Annual Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2012 Annual Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2011 Annual Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2010 Annual Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2009 Annual Report for Iowa Public Radio.

Annual Report on Local Content and Services:
View 2016 Local Content and Services Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2015 Local Content and Services Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2014 Local Content and Services Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2013 Local Content and Services Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.

Annual Report to State of Iowa Board of Regents:

View 2016 annual report for Iowa Public Radio, Inc.
View 2015 annual report for Iowa Public Radio, Inc.
View 2014 annual report for Iowa Public Radio, Inc.

EEO Report:
View 2016 EEO Public File Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2015 EEO Public File Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2014 EEO Public File Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2013 EEO Public File Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2012 EEO Public File Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.
View 2011 EEO Public File Reports for WOI, WSUI/KSUI and KUNI/KHKE.

Diversity
Iowa Public Radio strives to provide a diverse radio product that represents the culture, traditions, and influence of the citizens of Iowa, educating, enhancing, and inspiring our daily living. To this end, we iterate the following values:

On integrity:
IPR maintains the highest standards of journalism, providing trustworthy, balanced content that enriches public dialogue.

On quality:
IPR strives for excellence in programming and is committed to continuous improvement in its operations.

On relevance:
IPR's distinctive voice reflects our region's cultural diversity while expanding understanding of the global community.

On trust:
IPR builds relationships that foster understanding, respect, loyalty and goodwill with listeners, contributors and communities.

On appreciation:
IPR values diversity of experience, supports creativity and strives to be a professional, dynamic and enjoyable place to work.

Iowa Public Radio supports and embraces a diverse full, part-time, and student staff, comprised of individuals of varied age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, state and national origin, rural and urban origin, veteran status, political views, education, and socioeconomic conditions.

Additionally, Iowa Public Radio supports the diversity efforts of Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa, which own the radio licenses operated by Iowa Public Radio.

Progress in diversity efforts made by Iowa Public Radio can be found in the annual EEO Public File Reports above or the annual Diversity Reports.

Diversity Report:
View 2016 Diversity Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2015 Diversity Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2014 Diversity Report for Iowa Public Radio.
View 2013 Diversity Report for Iowa Public Radio.

Ethics
Iowa Public Radio supports the Public Media Code of Integrity, a national code that has been adopted by more than 250 public radio and television stations, and describes our commitment to trust and integrity.  Iowa Public Radio also adheres to codes of ethics designed by Public Radio News Directors, Inc., (PRNDI) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

Additional Information:
View Iowa Public Radio's Open Meetings Policy.
View Iowa Public Radio's Public Records Policy.
View Iowa Public Radio's Donor Information Policy.