The Forum is funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire through an allocation of student segregated fees by the Finance Commission of the Student Senate. According to Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5), students shall have the primary responsibility of recommending the allocation of student segregated fees. A portion of every student’s tuition is contributed to over 20 organized activities, including The Forum, via allocation through the Finance Commission.
In keeping with its mission, Wisconsin Public Radio provides a valuable in-kind contribution to all programs of The Forum and sometimes hosts or cosponsors specific events. WPR is a civic and cultural resource that enlightens and enriches the quality of life for the people within its listening area. WPR’s mission is to realize the Wisconsin Idea by producing, acquiring and delivering high-quality audio programming that serves the public’s need to discuss ideas and opinions, and that provides cultural enrichment, intellectual stimulation, and intelligent, enlightening entertainment.
WHYS Radio (96.3 FM) provides valuable local advertising support to The Forum. WHYS is an independent, progressive, community radio station broadcasting music, culture, news and information programming for the Eau Claire area. WHYS provides space for the representation of progressive voices, issues, and perspectives largely ignored, misrepresented, marginalized and denigrated by mainstream media, while seeking to foster values of human emancipation, substantive democracy, social and economic justice, global peace, ecological sustainability, and respect as well as appreciation for human and natural diversity. WHYS promotes local and regional music, cultural events, and issues affecting residents to help reclaim a sense of community.