KHSU's FY15/16 operating budget is approximately $1,132,000.
Humboldt State University (HSU) provides approximately 20% of KHSU’s cash revenue, with another 16% coming from public funds, such as grants through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). HSU also provides facilities and other significant administrative in-kind support for station operations.
The CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation funded by the American people. CPB distributes grants to qualified public broadcasters with funds appropriated and authorized by Congress.
Contributions from listeners, businesses and local organizations account for the remaining 64% of the station's annual operating budget.
Annual National Programming Costs - Fiscal Year 15-16
|National Public Radio (NPR) - $152,642||Public Radio International (PRI) - $21,400|
| Membership and Distribution||$21,920||Afropop Worldwide||$1,588|
|All Things Considered||$18,151||The World||$6,260|
|Morning Edition||$64,963||PRI Affiliation Fee||$13,552|
|Fresh Air||$15,938||American Public Media (APM) - $20,672|
|Thistle and Shamrock||$1,297||Affiliation Service Fee||$2,850|
|Wait Wait Don't Tell Me||$12,771||A Prairie Home Companion||$12,518|
|Digital Services||$4,899||BBC World Service||$5,304|
|Other Program Acquisition Fees - $11,818||Other Programming Related Costs - $8,596|
|Democracy Now!(Pacifica Radio)||$5,050||Playlists (Spinitron)||$576|
|National Native News||$700||Streaming (Streamguys)||$1,620|
| Public Radio Exchange||$700||CDs & Production Materials||$400|
|This American Life||$1,763|