In 1996, founders Cliff and Amy Berkowitz decided they’d had it with the over-corporatization of radio and the big city. Like so many of us, they wanted a life that was more about living and less about the rat race. So, they picked up stakes and moved to Humboldt.
Cliff had this crazy idea that in a place like Humboldt--a place where we don’t always (or often) hue to the rules--he and Amy could really build something special. They got some friends together from the community and built a radio station that for over 20 years has reflected the eclectic tastes and unique styles of our home in the big trees--in a way that isn’t always about making money but is consistently devoted to serving the people here. A station that plays whatever it feels like as long as it’s good.
So what is KHUM? A way of playing music that is free and unfettered. A beacon of education and information for and about our community. Freeform radio for a place that loves its freedoms.
Put simply, KHUM is the “Voice of Humboldt County.”
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