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KBCS Sustainability Campaign Has Come to a Close

July 22, 2021 - 12:26 am

Just over a year ago Bellevue College announced that it would no longer provide emergency supplemental funding to cover chronic annual shortfalls in KBCS’s operating budget. Faced with the possibility of staff cuts and running a deficit, KBCS launched a year-long fundraising campaign (The KBCS Sustainability Campaign) to close the gap in our annual funding and become financially self-supporting. Now, a year later, the KBCS Sustainability Campaign has ended.

Thanks to the generosity of our many long-time supporters and new donors, we’re pleased to announce that KBCS ended its fiscal year and the Sustainability Campaign on June 30th with a balanced budget.

This past year was full of many unknowns. Between a sudden and substantial loss in funding and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the obstacles facing KBCS were not small. Yet, our amazing listeners heard our need and showed just how strong support is for community radio here in the Seattle Metro.

Listener support in our new fiscal year, which started on July 1st, will be just as critical as last year, as KBCS must continue to sustain its higher annual fundraising goal. If you listen, but you haven’t yet supported, please become a donor today. Help KBCS grow and sustain the music and news you count on. If you’re already a monthly sustainer or plan to support KBCS in the coming year, thank you in advance.

KBCS has been part of the Puget Sound community for nearly 50 years, and we look forward to serving you for years to come. We’re so grateful to all of our supporters for your commitment to independent media, social justice focused news, and the best music out there.

On behalf of our staff and community volunteers, thank you for being the most important part of KBCS.


Ben Brandow
KBCS Membership Director