"Is my donation tax-deductible?"
Yes, Classical KUSC is a 501(c)3, Federal Tax ID# 95-1642-394. Your contribution is fully deductible, less the value of any selected thank you gift benefits. You will receive a receipt in the mail about three weeks after each donation is paid. For more information, please consult your tax attorney.
"When will I receive my CD thank you gift?"
Your CD thank you gift will be sent to you 6-8 weeks after at least ½ of your pledge has been paid. Classical KUSC must place an order for our thank you gifts with record companies after each drive, when we have an accurate inventory of how many CDs we’ll need to order. We must pay the full amount for the CDs: they are not donated to Classical KUSC, thus, it is important to cover the costs associated with purchasing the CDs and packing supplies, as well as pay for postage in shipping the CDs out to our members. Requiring at least ½ of the pledge be paid before we send thank you gifts ensures that KUSC’s costs are covered up front. It generally takes 6-8 weeks for our order with the record companies to process and ship to us, which is why we allow a conservative cushion of wait time when you pledge and select a CD thank you gift.
"Why does Classical KUSC have pledge drives?"
Classical KUSC relies on listener support to fund our operations, not commercial revenues. Reaching our listeners over the radio is the most effective and efficient way to contact our audience and fundraise.
"What percent of KUSC’s operating income comes from USC?"
Classical KUSC does not receive any funding from USC. We raise our own operating funds through membership support, major giving, legacy gifts, foundation support, and underwriting.
"Can I purchase a CD directly through Classical KUSC?"
No. FCC regulations do not allow KUSC to sell recordings. A good source for purchasing recordings is through www.arkivmusic.com. You can click the "Buy Now" button next to the pieces the playlits on our website and it will take you to Arkivmusic.com. Classical KUSC receives a check from Arkivmusic.com equaling 10% of all purchases made when linking through our playlist. So, you can purchase music AND support Classical KUSC in the same transaction!
"When does my membership expire?"
You can find your expiration date on your Classic Card or above your name and address on the monthly Member’s Newsletter. All memberships at Classical KUSC last for 12 months. For example, if you donate in October, your membership will expire the following October. Some members make multiple gifts within that 12-month period, known as additional contributions, for which KUSC also has goals each fiscal year. Additional gifts above and beyond your annual membership support enable Classical KUSC to do more than just cover our costs, they allow programming to grow.
"What volunteer opportunities exist at Classical KUSC?"
Classical KUSC needs volunteers to staff our membership drives three times per year, in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Shifts last about 3-4 hours long. Classical KUSC is located in downtown Los Angeles and parking is validated. Email your name, address, and telephone number to email@example.com to receive information about volunteering at an upcoming membership drive.
"How can I submit a matching gift from my company?"
Please see your human resources manager and pick up a matching gift form. Fill the form out as completely and send the form to Classical KUSC Radio, Membership Services, P.O. Box 77913, Los Angeles, CA 90007 and we’ll take it from there! Companies will double, or sometimes triple your donation. Classical KUSC’s Federal Tax ID number is 95-1642-394.
"As a member, how do I participate in ticket giveaways?"
Members are eligible to win tickets from Classical KUSC up to four times per year. Tickets are given away through the monthly Member’s Newsletter or through the Classical Score, KUSC’s e-newsletter. Please refer to these publications for current ticket giveaway opportunities. Tickets are limited and are made available to current members only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are eligible to win a pair of tickets every 90 days.