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Where WFIU’s Funding Comes From

There are many misunderstanding about where funding for public radio in general and WFIU in particular comes from. Here is how our revenue sources break down.

There are many misunderstanding about where funding for public radio in general and WFIU in particular comes from. Here is how our revenue sources break down:

  • Individual Gifts: Revenue generated by individuals contributing to WFIU. This revenue line includes monies generated from fund drive pledges as well ass additional contributions made throughout the fiscal year.
  • Corporate/Underwriting: Income generated by businesses that underwrite programs in our daily schedule.
  • Miscellaneous: Revenue generated by various operational activities. Includes items such as sale of tapes and charges billed for network interviews, out-reach activities, and interest earned.
  • Federal Support: Represents revenue from Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which includes matching funds for local support.
  • IU Support: Indiana University’s cash commitment to WFIU. These monies cover staff salaries and various day-to-day operating expenses.
  • State Support: Monies acquired through grants and other initiatives. Most of the State funding covers news initiatives. When you hear the Governor give his State of the State on the radio that is funded by IPBS. News reports by Marianne Holland are also covers by the state appropriations.

*Every dollar of State Support is leveraged to a value of 2.5 dollars.