We asked the question last week and one of our AWESOME TKC READERS noticed the answer recently. 

The basics . . .

"KCUR is joining NPR, PBS and other public media outlets who are stepping away from Twitter. And we're taking the opportunity to explain where our funding comes from: 100% of KCUR's local content is 100% funded by community support."

The protestation and angst against the social media antics of Elon Musk is only mildly amusing BUT that detail into their funding is certainly worth a read. 

Check-it . . .

KCUR has approximately 14,000 individual members who contribute $3 million in donations every year. Another $1.6 million comes from our corporate partners, and $2 million in program support comes from institutional funders.

Does the federal government pay for KCUR programming? Yes, but not in any way that allows politicians to control our content. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private nonprofit corporation created by the federal government to distribute federal money for public media . . . Each year, KCUR receives some of this money through a service grant from the CPB. This year, that amounted to $418,000 — 4.9% of KCUR’s total operating budget of $8.5 million for the 2022 fiscal year.

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KCUR is joining NPR in stepping away from Twitter. Here's why.

Every once in a while, public media gets attacked, usually by a politician. A decade ago, the extremely undeserving target was . Most recently, those attacks have come from Twitter and its owner, Elon Musk. We don't feel the need to recap the controversy, which NPR covered fairly and accurately .