Our community has lost an important resource and friend. The KHSU we are getting now is not the KHSU we as a community grew, supported and loved for more than 50 years (Mailbox, Aug. 22).
We as a community volunteered countless hours developing and maintaining quality community based radio. KHSU was a uniquely wonderful hybrid radio station. It was a wonderful mix of locally produced public affairs and music programs with syndicated national and world news and information programing. It was a radio station that provided so much for us as a community, joining us together and keeping us informed. It was a community radio station built in partnership by HSU and the community. Staff, volunteers and student interns all worked together building a much needed bridge between the university and the community. It was truly part of our community, it was where many of us turned when we needed information or we had information to share. It was where we found out about many local events, fundraisers, needs and gifts. It was a bridge to connect with the place we call home and the people who are our neighbors and friends. It was a radio station we grew together.
Due to short-sighted decisions by a few folks who have since moved on we have lost a wonderful and loved asset to our community. We, as a community, can hope and encourage HSU to do the right thing by working with the community to revitalize and bring back a KHSU that is once again rooted in our shared community.
Rob Enge, Eureka