Funding Update

Mar 7, 2018

This is the Manager’s Minute.

KGOU is licensed to the University of Oklahoma (we are a department of OU Outreach), so when the state of Oklahoma cuts funding to higher education we get less money, too.

KGOU has seen a drop in state funding of more than 22 percent over the last ten years, so your donations are vital to our operations.

Forty percent of our annual revenue – more than $560,000 - comes from membership.

About a third of our funding comes from business support for program underwriting – that’s roughly $450,000 per year.

In January, we submitted our latest request for funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. KGOU gets about $160,000 each year from CPB.

Our CPB financial report and most recent audited financial statements are available on the KGOU website under the Key Information tab. You can also donate online – show your support by giving, at

Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.