Listener Support Enables KGOU's Growth

Apr 7, 2013

Credit Tim Berry /

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

For KGOU’s 30th anniversary year, I want to share a bit about KGOU’s financial picture this fiscal year and do a quick comparison to the past.

Going back to 1983’s budget is not quite fair, but the entire income that year was about $184,000. Five years ago, fiscal year 2008, KGOU’s income was about $1,400,000.  And for the current fiscal year 2013, the income will be just under two million dollars

Five years, ago, all support from the University of Oklahoma was 42% of our income, today is it 32%. Five year ago, the annual grant from the Corporation for public broadcasting was 9%, today it is 7%.

Private support includes membership, underwriting, capital donations, foundation grants and contracts. Five years ago private support was 42% of our income; today it is 60%.

The spring membership drive is coming soon. Your support of KGOU is ever more critical to KGOU’s future service.

Thanks! From the Manager’s Desk, I’m Karen Holp.