General News

In September the Board of Directors of Fresh Air Community Radio announced that KFAI was headed towards a 100 thousand dollar deficit for the year. 

Since then, the station has had a successful pledge drive, and plans have been set for a staff restructuring. 

Mary Bensman is chair of the KFAI board.  She talked with Kirk Mattson about KFAI's challenges and possible changes.   

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Join KFAI’s social media squad!

KFAI is looking for volunteers to post on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll pair you up with one or more programmers to help spread the word about KFAI’s rich and eclectic music, news, arts and public affairs shows.

Communicate with hosts about their shows, then tweet and post to social media sites each week. What is the theme of this week’s show? Are there any special guests or features? Any community activities planned?

Collect the details and let listeners know via social media. Expand KFAI programming and attract new listeners, members, and volunteers to the KFAI community. It’s simple and requires only as much time as you want to spend.

For more information, contact Sam Montgomery at Thank you!

KFAI has launched its 2015 Minnesota State Fair experience with a succession of superb broadcasts.  

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KFAI volunteers and staff are proud to welcome the organization's new General Manager, Leah Honsky.  

Leah comes to us from Missoula Montana, where she helped launch a successful commercial radio station called "The Trail."  She has Minnesota radio in her blood – Leah's uncle Jack Swanson owned and operated KCAJ-FM in Roseau, MN, and she attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis – the alma mater of many of KFAI's illustrious volunteers.  

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Listener-members are invited to attend KFAI’s Membership Annual Meeting, Thursday, December 5th, from 6-8:00pm, at the Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave., S., Minneapolis.

Come hear reports from KFAI’s Board of Directors on our accomplishments during the past year, and enjoy food, fun and fellowship with other members, volunteers and staff.

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The call-in part of KFAI's Fall Membership Drive ended with a rousing  listener response to our late Friday evening shows Jet Set Planet and  Crap From The Past.  


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When he was just five years old, Massoud Amin saw how electricity transformed the lives of poor villagers in Iran, and that’s when he decided he wanted to become an engineer.

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On Saturday morning, April 18th, KFAI will be off the air from 2 to 6 am for transmitter maintainence.  When we return to the air on Saturday morning, our HD radio signal will be restored and rejuvenated for your listening enjoyment! 

But there's no need to tune out; listen online during maintainence as we stream three of our Web-only programs: Below the Waste, Heart of the City Radio, and Foreign Currency.  


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KFAI has a rich selection of programs that are only heard online – our web shows represent the developing sound of the station as new producers and DJ’s find their voices. In the hours leading up to the beginning of our Spring Membership Drive for 2015 (at 6am Saturday, March 14), we’ll showcase two of our web-only programs.

At 2 am, listen for Below The Waste as hosts Mason and Ben pursue their declared mission: “For over two years we’ve sought to embrace the terrible and sublime with equal affection.”

And at 4 am, DJ Takara and DJ Lady Em will bring you Versed Radio, with quality music drawn from a broad background.

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Blaine resident Kimberly Brown is using her musical talents to celebrate the holiday season and support the American Heart Association at the same time. Home for the Holidays with Kimberly Brown is an annual holiday concert featuring Brown and her holiday band. This year's concert will feature traditional and original songs, and the debut her first Christmas CD.

Kimberly Brown spoke with KFAI's Rico Morales on The Morning Blend.

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