Humboldt State University
KHSU 90.5 | KHSR 91.9 Crescent City-Brookings | KHSF 90.1 Ferndale-Fortuna | KHSG 89.9 Garberville | 99.7 Willow Creek
Station FAQ

KHSU is a community service of Humboldt State University and features an eclectic
mix of music, news and information, cultural, and entertainment programming.

Following is a list of questions and answers about the station.


Question mark TUNING IN

  • Where can I tune in to KHSU?
  • How can I improve my reception?

Question mark PROGRAMMING

  • How do I find out what's on?
  • Can I print a copy of the program schedule?
  • How can I get a tape, CD or transcript of a program?
  • Where do the programs on KHSU come from?
  • What is NPR and what NPR programs does KHSU broadcast?
  • How can I get a transcript of an NPR program?
  • What is PRI and what PRI programs does KHSU broadcast?
  • What is APM and what APM programs does KHSU broadcast?
  • What is the BBC?

Question mark INSIDE KHSU

  • Where are you located?
  • Where can I find your Mission Statement?
  • How can I find an underwriter I heard on the air?
  • When does the Community Calendar air?
  • How do I get my PSA (Public Service Announcement) on the air?
  • Do you air pre-recorded Public Service Announcements?
  • How can I find out about volunteering there?
  • Do you have any jobs available?
  • What is KHSU's Community Advisory Group?
  • Where can I find financial information and how contributions are used?
  • Who holds the license to KHSU?
  • What is "Diverse Public Radio"?

Question mark CONTACTING KHSU

  • How can I contact a specific program?
  • How can I submit an item for the community calendar?
  • How can I get information about an interview on The KHSU Homepage?
  • How do I submit a music CD for airplay on KHSU?
  • How do I find out about getting a band interviewed?
  • Who do I contact to use your studio for an ISDN hookup?
  • How do I call Thursday Night Talk?

Question mark WEBSITE

  • Who designed your new website?
  • Where did the landscape photos at the top of the page come from?
  • How can I send you feedback on your website or report a dead link?



TUNING IN

  • Where can I tune in to KHSU?
    • Our main coverage area is centered around Humboldt Bay and beyond, where you can tune in to KHSU at 90.5 FM, and Del Norte and Curry Counties, where you can tune in to KHSR at 91.9 FM. We also have three translators: 88.7 FM in Ferndale-Fortuna, 89.7 FM in Garberville, and 99.7 FM in Willow Creek.
    • You can listen online to our live web stream from anywhere in the world.
      Help If you need information on using web audio, go to the Listener's Guide .
    • KHSU can be heard at various times on Suddenlink Humboldt Bay cable channel 10 and/or 12, though we have no say in when the audio on this channel features our signal.

  • How can I improve my reception?
    A good outdoor antenna will provide the best reception, and an antenna designed for FM only will usually be better than a combination FM-TV antenna. The most simple indoor antenna is what's called the "folded dipole," which is often packed with new radios. It's made from flat television antenna lead-in material (often called "twin lead" or "ribbon lead"). This is the flat plastic-covered wire - usually brown or white - that's typically used to connect a TV or FM antenna or a receiver.

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PROGRAMMING

  • How do I find out what's on?
    • Check the Program Schedule, where you can click on a show title to see program information.
    • The Program List page lets you view shows arranged either A to Z or by genre.
    • On most pages, you'll find a list of upcoming shows with the currently airing show marked.
    • If you’d like us to mail you a copy of the program grid, please request one via our Listener Comments form or call our business office at 707-826-4807 and leave your name address.

  • Can I print a copy of the program schedule?
    Yes, a PDF of the program schedule is available here or from links on various program pages.

  • How can I get a tape, CD or transcript of a program?
    • You can order CDs of KHSU-produced public affairs programs by calling 707-826-4807.
    • For NPR programs, call Listener Services at 202-513-3232.

  • Where do the programs on KHSU come from?
    Many are produced by KHSU in our Arcata or Crescent City studios. We also feature programs from a number of national production and/or distribution networks, including NPR – National Public Radio, PRI – Public Radio International, APM – American Public Media, and Pacifica Radio. Some programs we air are independently produced by public radio stations or other nonprofit organizations.

  • What is NPR and what NPR programs does KHSU broadcast?
    • NPR (National Public Radio) is a nonprofit company that produces and distributes public radio programming. Some NPR programs are produced at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C., while others are produced at public radio stations around the country, then distributed by NPR. NPR News also maintains bureaus and correspondents around the world.
    • NPR programs on KHSU: All Things Considered, Car Talk, Fresh Air, Latino USA, Morning Edition, The Thistle and Shamrock, Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me, Weekend Edition – Saturday, and Weekend Edition – Sunday.

  • How can I get a transcript of an NPR Program?
    NPR offers transcripts for individual stories delivered online as a print-ready page. See this page on the NPR web site for more information on ordering transcripts, or you can call Listener Services at 202-513-3232.

  • What is PRI and what PRI programs does KHSU broadcast?
    • PRI (Public Radio International) is a not-for-profit distribution network for public radio programming, which distributes programs produced by public radio stations around the country. Through partnerships with BBC World Service and station-based and independent producers, the Minneapolis-based network provides content to nearly 750 affiliates nationwide.
    • PRI programs on KHSU: Afropop Worldwide, BBC World Service, Mountain Stage, National Native News, This American Life, and The World.

  • What is APM and what APM programs does KHSU broadcast?
    • Together with their sister organization - Minnesota Public Radio - American Public Media is a station-based producer of programming, distributing to stations nationwide.
    • APM programs on KHSU: A Prairie Home Companion

  • What is the BBC?
    The British Broadcasting Corporation. KHSU airs BBC World Service , the BBC's worldwide news service, broadcast from London in 43 languages, and distributed in the U.S. by PRI.

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INSIDE KHSU

  • Where are you located?
    Arcata is on the far northern California coast, approximately 275 miles north of San Francisco and KHSU is located on the campus of Humboldt State University. We also maintain a studio and production facility in Crescent City, CA for KHSR-FM, our full-power repeater station that serves the Crescent City, CA - Brookings, OR area. Directions to our business office are on the Contact page.

  • Where can I find your Mission Statement?
    It's on the Welcome page.

  • How can I find an underwriter I heard on the air?
    Check our Underwriter page for a list and phone numbers of our business sponsors.

  • When does the Community Calendar air?
    Weekdays during Morning Edition at about 8:35am & during The KHSU Homepage at about 1:10pm.
    Saturdays during Weekend Edition at about 8:40am.

  • How do I get my PSA (Public Service Announcement) on the air?
    • Use the Calendar Submisson Form
    • Fax to 707-826-6082
    • Mail to: KHSU, Community Calendar, HSU, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521
    Because the Community Calendar is pre-recorded, please submit items at least 10 days / 2 weeks in advance.

  • Do you broadcast pre-recorded Public Service Announcements?
    No, we don't...we air our Community Calendar to promote your non-profit events.

  • How can I find out about volunteering at KHSU?
    Contact KHSU's office at 707-826-4807 or email admin@khsu.org

  • Do you have any jobs available?
    You can check our Employment page for any current job openings.

  • What is KHSU's Community Advisory Group?
    KHSU’s Community Advisory Group is a self-governed cohort of listeners representing the interests of the communities KHSU serves. They provide management and staff with feedback, ideas and assist in establishing station priorities. CAG meetings occur monthly and are open to the public.

    They generally meet the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in Student Business and Services Building, Room 405 on the HSU campus. Call our business office at 707-826-4807 for more information. You can print a HSU campus map (PDF) from this page.

  • Where can I find financial information and how contributions are used?
    Check the Finances page...detailed information is in our annual Financial Statement, linked from that page.
    (PDF file)

  • Who holds the license to KHSU?
    Humboldt State University.

  • What is "Diverse Public Radio"?
    "Diverse Public Radio" and "KHSU" are service marks of the Board of Trustees of the California State University.

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CONTACTING KHSU

  • How can I contact a specific program?
    Click on a program title on the Program Grid to see a program description and find a website and/or email link where available.

  • How do I submit an item for the Community Calendar?
    • Use the online submisson form
    • Fax to 707-826-6082
    • Send by mail to: KHSU, Community Calendar, HSU, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521
    The Community Calendar is pre-recorded, so please submit items about two weeks ahead.

  • How can I book an interview on The KHSU Homepage?
    Email Program Director, Katie Whiteside or leave a brief message for her at our main business line: 707-827-4807.

  • How do I submit a music for airplay on KHSU?
    • Mail CDs / LPs / Mp3s to KHSU Music Director .
    • Music Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10 am to 3 pm: 707-826-6086.
    • Mail: KHSU-FM, Attn: Music Director, Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521

  • How can I find out about getting a band interview or playing live on KHSU?
    Contact Program Director, Katie Whiteside : 707-826-6074.

  • Who do I contact to find out about using your studio for an ISDN hookup?
    Program and Operations Director, Katie Whiteside : 707-826-6074.

  • How do I call Thursday Night Talk?
    You can reach the studio at 707-826-4805 or 1-800-640-5911

WEBSITE

  • Who designed your website?
    Our friends at Morse Media: 707-440-9234.

  • Who took the landscape photos at the top of the page?
    Photographer Sam Camp at Camp Photo

  • How can I send you feedback on your website or report a dead link?
    Please use the Listener Comment form.

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