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The Independent 88.5 FM

The Independent 88.5 FM is a member-supported, public radio station broadcasting live from the campuses of California State University, Northridge and Saddleback College. 88.5 FM relies heavily on financial support from individual donors, underwriting sponsors, and membership. That means we rely on you, the public, to keep the unique format and community service for CSUN, Saddleback College and Southern California on the air.

57 Minutes of Music Every Single Hour

Delivering new, local and legendary music in a one-of-a-kind format. More about the 88.5 Station Fund.

Breaking Barriers in Music

The country’s first nationally public radio show, hosted in English. More about Latin Alternative Radio Fund.

Discovering the

88.5 FM actively supports and nurtures emerging artists and rising stars. More about the Emerging Artist Showcase Fund.

Trade Your Tires for Tunes

Make room in your garage and turn old cars into new radio with your gift. Donate your car to support 88.5.

Reaching a Higher Standard in Jazz

Delivering contemporary jazz to Southern California and the world. More about the Jazz Radio Fund.