KUSF Awards, Photo by J. Waits

“Best Local Radio 2011” – SF Weekly’s Best of San Francisco

“US Top 20” – US Airways Attaché Magazine

“Best Cultural Diversity” – American Women in Radio & Television

“Certificate of Commendation”- US Senate

“Commendation” – from United States House of Representatives Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Best Bay Area DJ , 1996 SF Weekly Readers Poll

Best Bay Area DJ, 2002 SF Weekly Editors’ Choice

“College Station of the Year” – Gavin Newsom

“Best Creative Production” – National Association of College Broadcasters

“Best Community Service Programming” – National Association of College Broadcasters

“Best Radio Station in San Francisco” – Bay Guardian

“Best (Award)” – San Francisco Focus

“College Station of the Year” – College Media Journal

“Certificate of Honor” – SF Board of Supervisors

“Public Service Awards” – CARE, United Way, Heart Fund, Advertising Council

“FM stations around the country that you might want to check out: San Francisco, KUSF” – Esquire Magazine

“This little college station has been influencing the so-called mainstream radio sound in this town for years” – Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

Attache magazine names KUSF one of the 20 best U.S. radio stations, July 2000

“Fighting Back Day in San Francisco,” June 7, 1998, by Willie Lewis Brown, Jr., Mayor of San Francisco, in honor of KUSF’s long running community service series for seniors and the disabled

“KUSF 90.3 FM Stereo Day In San Francisco,” April 25, 1998, by Willie Lewis Brown, Jr., Mayor of San Francisco

National Association of College Broadcasters’ 1993-94 “College Station of the Year”

California State Senate Resolution commending KUSF

“KUSF Day in San Francisco” proclaimed by Mayor Dianne Feinstein of San Francisco

Gold Records from groups including R.E.M., the Bangles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cowboy Junkies, Midnight Oil, the B-52’s, and Love and Rockets

Peninsula Press Club Award for Best Public Service Program Series “Heart of the Matter” (competition included stations such as KCBS and KGO)

First College of Arts & Sciences College Service Award to General Manager Steve Runyon and staff of KUSF for “Outstanding Achievement and Continued Excellence”

The Father William J. Dunne Award of USF to General Manager Steve Runyon For Distinguished Service


  • California Council for the Humanities in Public Policy
  • San Francisco Heart Association
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Weiler Foundation
  • Bill Graham Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Baudry Foundation
  • National Science Foundation

Donation of KSFO equipment and furnishings from Fairmont Hotel, filling four of Mayflower Van Lines largest moving vans and providing the University with over $100,000.00 value in office furniture and equipment in addition to material kept by KUSF

A benefit concert from Love and Rockets that was featured on MTV’s 120 Minutes

Signed artwork by Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and Charles Schulz (Peanuts)

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