KHSU is proud to be part of "170-Million Americans for Public Broadcasting." A group of stations, listeners and viewers who speak for public funding for public broadcasting.
We hope you'll sign up as an advocate .
- More than half of all Americans use public media every month. 170 million Americans connect through 368 public television stations, 934 public radio stations, hundreds of online services, and in-person events and activities. Many of the rural communities served by KHSU would have no other source of cultural or news programs without KHSU. Because of their small size, it would not be commercially viable to serve many of these communities without public broadcasting.
- Public broadcasting is one of the most effective public/private partnerships in America. Annual federal funding amounts to only $1.35 per American and is leveraged by local stations to raise six times that amount from other sources. KHSU receives 20% of it's budget from federal funds and multiplies that five times in funding from other sources.
- Public broadcasting supports lifelong learning for all Americans. Investments in children's educational, cultural, public affairs and news programming, digital classroom resources, teacher training, and distance learning have made public broadcasting a leader in lifelong learning.
- Public broadcasting strengthens our democracy. The free flow of ideas and debate helps us participate in the political process as informed citizens. Public broadcasters KEET, KMUD and KHSU are the only local sources for political debate coverage and many elections would have no other public information if not for our public broadcasters.