Financial and Legal Documentation


KHSU's annual operating budget is approximately $1,130,000.

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 Cost Estimates 

 Annual Cost for National Programming: $215,000

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
Car Talk   $12,703        
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
American Routes   $1,000   Internet/Website   $6,000
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        
 RadioLab (WNYC)    $2,605