Most of our operating budget comes from funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB promotes the growth and development of public media in communities throughout America. CPB, PBS, and NPR are independent of each other and of the local public television and radio stations across the country.


KCUW Radio is owned and operated by the CTUIR. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is a union of three tribes:  Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. The CTUIR has over 3,100 tribal members.  Nearly half of those tribal members live on or near the Umatilla Reservation. The Umatilla Reservation is also home to

Native Public Media

Native Public Media is a public broadcasting organization that provides media services to Native Americans. Services provided include programming and funding for native-owned radio stations, as well as broadband and cable television services. Founded in 2004, the organization is based in Flagstaff, Arizona.