Station Announcements

City Pages named KFAI Best Radio Station for the seventh consecutive year in its 2007 Best of the Twin Cities issue.

Minnesota lawmakers are currently wrestling with how to balance the state’s budget. KFAI understands the enormity of this budget problem, and recognizes that sacrifices will have to be made. However, one proposal calls for the elimination of important operating grant programs for public radio stations. Public broadcasters like KFAI rely on these state grants to serve our communities.

The KFAI CD and Record Sale is Friday April 25th through Sunday, April 27th.

KFAI’s Spring 2009 Pledge Drive runs from Saturday, April 11th and runs until Friday, April 24th. Listener supports is a vital part of the programing on KFAI. Support KFAI by pledging now. Call (612) 375-9030 or pledge online:pledge.

We’re proud to present a full day of music at the KFAI Art-A-Whirl Outdoor Stage, Saturday, May 17 at the 331 Club in Northeast Minneapolis.

KFAI is proud to present Jeremy Scahill, regular contributor to the Nation and Democracy Now and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, at Cowles Auditorium, Fri

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

KFAI is currently seeking program proposals for three blocks of airtime: Sundays from 6 – 8 am, Wednesdays from 9 – 10 am and Thursdays from Noon – 2 pm.

The KFAI CD and Record Sale is Friday November 16th through Sunday, November 18th! Thousands of new and used records and CDs will be priced to move with all proceeds going to benefit KFAI.

KFAI is now accepting proposals for a program opening on Sundays from Noon-1pm. Programming in this times slot is dedicated to serving the international and immigrant communities in the Twin Cities.

A program proposal can be found HERE:files/KFAIProgramAbstract2010.doc

Proposal forms should be typed or printed clearly.

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