Station Announcements

On Monday, May 21st, KFAI’s website has a new look.Changes have been made to the program schedule menu, left side bar, how information is organized and more refurbished features.

Once you’ve given the revised site a whirl, let us know what you think. Your comments will be welcomed at webteam@kfai.org or 612.341.3144 ×23.

KFAI, Fresh Air Radio’s Annual Meeting is this Friday, December 12, 2008, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For directions to Open Book click here:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&q=open+book....

KFAI is currently seeking listener members to serve on the 2012 program committee and the deadline to apply is this Friday!

Program committee members must attend monthly meetings and should be devoted to helping KFAI meet its mission of developing program content and delivery mechanisms.

There are two open seats to fill — a two-year term and a one-year term.

KFAI’s engineering staff is still troubleshooting the cause for the ongoing failure of some of our shows to generate mp3 archives. The problem is sporadic; until an explanation can be nailed down we can expect to intermittently see programs without an mp3 archive. This problem is being actively worked on.

KFAI invites you for an evening of great Cajun and Zydeco music, food, costumes, dancing and loads of fun as Louisiana Rhythms:http://www.kfai.org/louisianarhythms presents our annual *MARDI GRAS PARTY.

The party takes place on Fat Tuesday, February 16th at the Eagles Club, 2507 E. 25th Street in Minneapolis.

Music will be provided by The Faux Playboys, Mr.

KFAI members made it possible in 2011 for people to learn that the music scene in the Twin Cities extends beyond the clubs and concert halls.

KFAI listeners heard about a unique group of collectors in the Twin Cities keeping 78 RPM records alive when they heard about the 78 RPM Scene in June.

This Thursday, Fernando Meza, Chair of the Percussion program at the University of Minnesota, comes to Encuentro to share with us in a journey around the world through an instrument that lives in many cultures: the marimba.  This instrument has a rich history and tradition in many countries, in and beyond Latin America, and, in some, it has even been declared as the national instrument.

 

Hard times are hitting non-profits just like everyone else. Now more than ever, independent media outlets like KFAI RADIO are essential for a Main Street being ripped off by Wall Street. Enjoy a homemade international buffet of delights from vegetarian curry to a chicken dish (TBA), plus snacks like guacamole with tortilla chips and hummus with pita bread. Homemade desserts, too.

SAT.

Paul Metsa has many guitars, wears many hats. He cut his musical teeth on Minneapolis’ West Bank in the early ’80s, and has taken his passion for music and activism on the road—a place he calls the “Blue Guitar Highway,” the title of his memoir published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2012.

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