Station Announcements

On Monday, May 21, 2012, KFAI’s website adopted a new look for better accessibility and organization. Since the launch, we have heard feedback from our listeners and volunteers about technical difficulties regarding our new website streaming and archive players which replaced the Real Player and mp3 player. KFAI has worked with our Tech Team to improve the quality of playback with these players and bringing back an MP3 streaming option that is compatible with most web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari.

Currently listeners can either stream KFAI’s archives in our website player by clicking the “Listen Now” icon or through their default media player by clicking “MP3 Streaming.” The “KFAI Live Stream” is now able to play for long periods of time without stalling (a frequent problem when the website was launched); in the event that the Live Stream player does stall, you can always refresh it by clicking the KFAI Live Stream link on the front page. An MP3 Live Streaming option is coming soon.

Please report and email to webteam@kfai.org if you are experiencing difficulty. We are always seeking more ways to improve our media tools for the satisfaction of our listeners who continue to support Radio Without Boundaries.

KFAI invites you for an evening of great Cajun and Zydeco music, food, costumes, dancing and loads of fun at our annual MARDI GRAS PARTY at the Eagles Club in Minneapolis.

The party takes place at the Eagles Club on Fat Tuesday, February 24. Music starts at 7:00.

Music will be by The Faux Playboys, Brass Messengers, Mr. Rolls, and The Rockin’ Pinecones.

The KFAI mp3 audio server sustained technical difficulties over the weekend of December 3-4, 2011. Audio for programs aired during these dates may be temporarily unavailable. We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

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

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