FCC and CPB Public Inspection Files

Public inspection files are a requirement of the Federal Communications Commission. All existing TV and radio stations in the US, and all applicants for new broadcast stations, are required to keep certain documents relating to the station’s operation and ownership in a file, in a place where members of the public may have free access to it. These files may be maintained on a computer database accessible to the public, or as paper files, which are usually kept at the main studio of the station in question, or elsewhere in the community of license, such as the local public library.

You can find further information at the FCC’s website in a document titled The Public and Broadcasting; if you like, you can skip directly to the public files section.

CPB Public Inspection Files

MPR|APM receives funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for various projects. As a participant in the CPB grant program, MPR|APM is required to make certain information available to the public.

Member list policy

FY 2019 (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019)

Local Content Report from Station Annual Surveys

FY 2018 (July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018)

Annual Financial Reports

EEO Public Files Reports

EEO reports are required by the FCC for all stations with five or more full-time employees. Reports for Minnesota Public Radio network stations KSJN, KNOW and KCMP are listed here: