Spring 2010


KHSU Celebrates 50 Years

A student disc jockey at KHSC in the 1950s.

WHEN THEY STARTED THE radio classroom at Humboldt State College in 1941, Don Karshner (Drama and Speech chair) and John Van Duzer (assistant Drama professor) couldn’t have imagined it would go on to become the most-listened-to radio station in Humboldt County and a voice for a whole community.

KHSU-FM 90.5 is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year long with special concerts, shows, events and programming.

The station had its origins in the radio classes at Humboldt State College in the 1940s and ’50s and was officially licensed in October 1960. Since then students, faculty, community volunteers and staff have grown KHSU into the unique station it is today. With “Diverse Public Radio” as its motto, the station carries news and programs from NPR alongside locally programmed music and public affairs shows.

As part of its anniversary celebration, the station is producing events and on-air specials bringing together former volunteers, students and staff. If you were involved in KHSC, the radio classes or KHSU, they need your stories to create
an audio history. Send your story to: .