Membership

Public Radio makes a difference in peoples' lives: it informs, educates, and inspires those who listen. It is only with listener support that Boise State Public Radio puts news and culture within everyone's reach. Thank you for making all of this possible.
 
More than 9,800 members throughout southwest Idaho provide financial support to keep Boise State Public Radio on the air. These funds pay for the more than 75 different national and local programs you hear each week (including news, music, information, and entertainment).
 
Through its network of 20 transmitters and online streaming, covering the Treasure Valley, Magic Valley, Wood River Valley, and the Payette Lakes region, Boise State Public Radio is YOUR public radio provider.
 
 
How Much to Give:
That is entirely up to you, choose what works best for you. The most common giving level is between $10-$50 per month, and members of the Broadcast Society make annual contributions of $1,000 or more! Keep in mind that, as an Idaho resident, your gift is eligible for a special Idaho-only Tax Credit, as well as the usual Tax Deductions. A $120 annual gift can cost as little as $20 after taxes and a $240 gift can cost just $41- isn’t public radio worth that?
 

 
Table assumes a 25 percent tax bracket and filing a joint return. The Idaho Tax Credit is available even if you don't itemize deductions (max $500 single/$1,000 filing jointly). You must itemize to take deductions. Situations vary; you should consult your tax adviser.
 
How to Give:
  • Make an online gift. Become a member
  • Make a phone call to Vida Smith at (208) 426-3668.
  • Mail your gift to:
    Boise State Public Radio
    1910 University Dr.
    Boise, ID 83725-1916

How to Make Matching Gifts:

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to Boise State Public Radio is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. Simply obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out, and mail it to Boise State Public Radio. To find out if your company will match your gift click here.

Donations Can Be Mailed To:
Boise State Public Radio
Membership/Matching Gifts
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1916

Boise State University/Boise State Public Radio Tax ID #:
82-0290701

If your employer requires the use of a 501(c)3 please use the Boise State University Foundation Tax ID #:
82-6010706

You can make an annual gift or choose a Monthly Membership to make it easier to budget. If you have any questions please contact Vida Smith at (208) 426-3668 or send her an email vidasmith@boisestate.edu.