Save KUSF! All donations will go to support our legal defense fund!

KUSF had been an essential part of the cultural life of San Francisco from 1977 until January 18, 2011. On that day, without the prior knowledge of student and community volunteers, KUSF stopped broadcasting. Later it was revealed that 90.3 FM had been sold in a complex back-room deal involving the University of Southern California and Entercom Communications, the fifth-largest broadcasting company in the United States. In mere minutes, a venerable independent radio institution, valued for its one-of-a-kind new music programming as well as by the tapestry of San Francisco communities that it served – including Armenian, Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Turkish – was no more.


Friends of KUSF believes that on January 18, 2011, something exceptional was taken from our city. We are a fiscally sponsored non-profit organization dedicated to preserving free-form, commercial-free community radio in San Francisco. As former KUSF volunteers, we are engaged in an effort to restore the station to the airwaves. We believe that independent radio is a necessary element of a rich, diverse community, and we invite you to make a tax-deductible donation toward the legal cost of our effort.

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