Why Should I Support KOSU?

Mar 6, 2019

We need you.

That's as simple and straightforward as we can be: we need you.

Without you, KOSU does not exist. Listeners decide to make a contribution to support KOSU because they know it can’t work any other way. To keep this service strong and independent, it must be powered by the very public it serves.

Thousands of listeners just like you are contributing: friends, neighbors, co-workers. In fact, listener contributions are the single largest source of revenue for KOSU. That’s why your contribution means so much right now.

Please renew your support of KOSU or make your first contribution now. Give online by clicking here or call us at 855-808-5678.

In this era of 'fake news' and commercial news packaged as entertainment, not-for-profit public service journalism matters more than ever. Listener support keeps KOSU independent. Thanks for doing your part.

Reporters for KOSU and NPR break new ground and news every day to bring you the information you need to be an informed citizen in these challenging times. We keep our listeners engaged with the issues that matter in our communities, country, and world. KOSU gives eyes and ears to the people, places, and things you might not experience every day.

If you find yourself starting conversations with, 'I heard on KOSU…' or 'I heard on NPR...,' I hope you’ll consider supporting us.

Listener support serves the foundation for all the everything you hear on KOSU. From reporting on the economic issues our state and our nation face to looking at Oklahoma’s ever growing cultural scene, we’re able to do what we do because listeners step up and become members.

Please donate to KOSU now. Click here to give online or call us at 855-808-5678.

As our way of saying thank you, we're happy to offer several new gifts to those who donate to KOSU: 

Every donation between now and the end of the spring membership drive (Wednesday, March 13th at 6pm) will be entered to win a bike from Celestial Cycles of Oklahoma City.

The Jamis Boss Coaster is a casual bike—designed to be low maintenance, built for comfort, but with the durability to be ridden every day for years.

Pledges of $60 ($5/month) will be eligible for the 2019 Keep It Local card.

The Keep It Local OK card help you discover the best spots in town by rewarding you with discounts and incentives at locally-owned businesses located in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Norman, Guthrie, Moore, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Midwest City, Yukon, Stillwater, and across the state of Oklahoma.

Pledges of $120 ($10/month) will be eligible for two KOSU Reusable Straws.

The eco-friendly stainless steel straw is engraved with KOSU's logo and helps cut down on your single-use plastic consumption. A cleaning brush is included!

Pledges of $180 ($15/month) will be eligible for the I Heart NPR / KOSU Canvas Tote Bag.

The convenient eco-friendly bag is great for work, the gym, the grocery store or travel. It's a great way to show your support of NPR and KOSU!

Pledges of $240 ($20/month) get both the two new Reusable Straws AND the new Tote Bag.

Why choose just one? Get both of these cool thank you gifts!

Pledges of $1 per day ($365/year) get a digital subscription to The New York Times.

Your year-long digital subscription gets you unlimited access to nytimes.com and NYTimes app. Your subscription can be accessed on any smartphone, tablet or web browser. This is also transferable and can be given as a gift!

Pledges of $500 get a Day of Programming.

Members giving at this level select a day of their choice to have a special message read on the air. Members who choose this level will receive a follow-up contact from KOSU to choose a date and message.

Pledges of $1,200 ($100/month) enter the Champion Circle

The Champion Circle level is a premium KOSU level. Members enjoy a Keep It Local card, the two reusable straws, the tote bag, the New York Times digital subscription, a day of programming, and invitations to exclusive events, as well as other benefits.

Now it's up to you! Support the news and information you rely on and hear daily on KOSU. Click here to donate online or call us at 855-808-5678.