Boise State Public Radio


In recent years, local news across the country has often struggled. “News deserts” have begun springing up in places around the Mountain West as folks have fewer sources. Newspapers, TV and radio stations have shrunk or closed in many communities and folks have lost vital sources of information to help them make informed decisions in their lives. 

Boise State Public Radio announces The Endowment For Local News, dedicated to the media organization’s role as a leader in local, state and regional news. A gift from the estate of Charles and Lorraine Childers led to this creation of the station’s first endowment, which it intends to grow with future legacy gifts.