General News

KFAI's CD & Record Sale takes place this Saturday, January 23rd at the Eagles Club in Minneapolis.  This is the perfect opportunity to add to your music collection and support community radio.

KFAI fondly remembers J. Otis Powell‽, poet, scholar, visionary and dear friend to many.

Celebrate J. Otis Powell‽‘s life at a KFAI community gathering on Saturday, September 30th from 2-4pm at SPNN. Bring your stories, bring your poetry, bring your memories and spend time with a community of people who loved him.

J. Otis will be honored posthumously at the 2017 Annual Sally Awards, held on Monday, October 16th. Admission to the event is free, but reservations are required. Consider honoring J. Otis Powell for his Commitment to community by attending. Click here to reserve your spot!

He was one of the founders of the Write On! Radio program and a frequent and consistently uplifting presence at KFAI both on and off the air. Since his untimely death on August 28th, J. Otis’s many friends have celebrated his contributions to our shared culture throughout the KFAI program schedule.

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As KFAI heads into the start of its fall pledge drive on Wednesday, September 17, the station faces a fresh financial crisis. Without a major increase in revenue, KFAI will come up more than 100-thousand dollars short of its budgeted goal by the end of the year. 

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KFAI is seeking two interns to work and learn in our News Department.  The internships run 12 weeks, from September 22nd   through December 12th, 2014. 

Click here to apply online.

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On Sunday, October 11th, three of KFAI’s finest will be honored at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon as Jacquie Maddix, Harold Tremblay and Joel Johnson are inducted into the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame.

The celebration takes place at 1pm on Sunday, October 11, at Wilebski’s (1638 Rice Street, St. Paul) 

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The KFAI Board of Directors announces its search for a new Executive Director. Please follow the link to see a full position profile and details. The deadline for submitting resumes is Monday, May 13th, 2013. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to lead KFAI into the future and make a real difference in our community. Please feel free to distribute this position announcement throughout your networks. We will keep the community informed as to our progress with the search. We hope to have a new Executive Director on board in June.

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CW23 TV  just profiled KFAI on the program“Our Issues Twin Cities”, and producer Rana Kanal and her colleagues did a wonderful job telling our story! 

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KFAI is proud to partner with the James J. Hill Library in downtown St. Paul for "The World Live! At The Hill" – a new montly music series featuring music from around the globe.

The first concert takes features Alma Andina, a local band that combines traditional music from the Andes Mountains with popular Latin American rhythms. 

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KFAI Youth Media Producer Cynthia Ramsey won the audience choice award for her story “My Experience in the Foster Care System” at the Twin Cities Youth Media Network Showcase.

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Five KFAI producers have received Page One Awards from the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Jessica Folker, Dan Greenwood, Marisa Helms and Daniel Zamzow won awards for work they produced for KFAI’s Legacy Project—the station’s arts and culture initiative managed by Nancy Sartor. KFAI’s Libby Donohue was also recognized with a Page One Award for a story she produced for News Director Dale Connelly.

KFAI’s Legacy Project includes short features that are broadcast on the Morning Blend (Monday through Friday from 6 to 8am), and audio documentaries and live performances that air during MinneCulture (Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8pm). Now in its third cycle, the Legacy Project is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Links to all of KFAI’s Legacy stories can be found at ampers.org.

Photo L to R: Daniel Zamow, Libby Donohue, Dan Greenwood, Marisa Helms, Dale Connelly, Nancy Sartor. Not pictured: Jessica Folker.

KFAI 2012-13 Award Winners

Libby Donohue
Category: Hard News Report [Radio]
Walker Church Destroyed, Community Looks to Future

Jessica Folker
Category: Mini-documentary/In-depth series [Radio]
Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling

Dan Greenwood
Category: Feature-length documentary [Radio]
West Hills State School: A Troubled Past for the Owatonna Orphanage

Marisa Helms
Category: Feature-length documentary [Radio]
Third Home from Burma: Minnesota’s Karen Community

Daniel Zamzow
Category: Feature [Radio]
Twin Cities Hmong Hip-Hop on the Rise

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