Feb 08, 2019
An equipment donation from KHSU has helped an Imperial Valley public radio station expand its broadcast of Radio Bilingüe.
Last year KHSU purchased radio station KBAE in order to launch a local broadcast of Radio Bilingüe. Donating extra equipment from the purchase was part of KHSU’s commitment to the foundations who helped purchase KBAE (Humboldt Area Foundation, the California Endowment, the Smullin Foundation, the St. Joseph’s Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation, plus resources from Humboldt State University).
“Radio Bilingüe is constantly adding stations and affiliates like our own, so their need for equipment is a constant,” says KHSU General Manager Peter Fretwell. “We are delighted that HSU can partner with them.”
One of Radio Bilingüe’s stations, KUBO, recently moved to a new studio at Imperial Valley College in Southern California. KHSU donated an audio console that was installed last month, allowing the station to expand its public affairs programming into Mexico, which is about five miles from the station.
Based out of Fresno, Radio Bilingüe is the nation’s largest bilingual public radio network. The nonprofit, which carries music, local programming, and international news, was founded by CSU Trustee Hugo Morales.
Local listeners can hear Radio Bilingüe on KHSM 103.3 FM and 89.7 FM, or streaming online at KHSU.org.
Note: This story was originally published on Jan. 26, 2019.