(Times-Standard file)

Humboldt State University has now fully consolidated public radio station KHSU after the university’s advancement foundation voted Friday to transfer over the final license affiliated with the gutted community staple.

With all of the licenses now under state control, the university can formally begin considering its next options, which include selling the station to a bidder. In August, the university agreed to allow Capital Public Radio to provide its programming.

It’s a temporary hold-over for a community radio station that once boasted a robust staff and roster of volunteers, before the university announced earlier this year it would cut nearly all positions to save funding.

“They’re still in discussions about the future of KHSU programming,” university spokesperson Grant Scott-Goforth said of the station’s future.

The final license, Radio Bilingüe, offered bilingual programming on a frequency separate from KHSU official. The staff of the network have since migrated to a studio at the Arcata Playhouse, the university’s bilingual student newspaper El Leñador reported earlier this month.

KHSU’s archives remain available online and in physical form, Scott-Goforth told the Times-Standard. He added that all inventory remains in place at the station’s old office at Feuerwerker House.

Shomik Mukherjee can be reached at 707-441-0504.

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