Community Support At Work: Dollars And Cents Behind A 24-7 Media Organization

People are often surprised when they learn what it costs to keep Colorado Public Radio going strong. Last year’s annual operating expenses totaled just over $15 million.

As a non-profit organization, Colorado Public Radio spends each and every one of those dollars purposefully so Coloradans have a reliable and trusted resource for news, information and music. In providing this community service, we’re regularly asked how CPR spends its budget and why it costs so much to keep the network running smoothly.

Here’s a look at how the budget breaks down:

For Every Dollar Spent at CPR