KFAI is a non-profit, independent, volunteer-driven community radio station. Because KFAI is non-commercial, a large part of our operating funds come from listener-members.
Listener-members have helped close our funding gap in the last few weeks of 2011, and we are very grateful. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation in the last hours of 2011, you can do so on-line through the end of Saturday night. Click the link below to make a secure donation.
Your support keeps the transmitter sending out the voices and music you expect to hear on community radio. Your support keeps the equipment operating so we can open the microphones to new sounds and new ideas. Your support makes KFAI happen. Thank you.
Joel Zimmerman, 2011 President of KFAI's Board of Directors, shares his five reasons KFAI is important to him:
5. Volunteerism -- KFAI literally could not exist without its stable of devoted volunteers. And that aspect of volunteerism makes hanging out KFAI a pretty great experience: everyone who's there is choosing to be there instead of doing, well, anything else.
4. Local -- KFAI is not just community radio, it is a community in and of itself, sourced by local folk and their passions. As a result, everything KFAI does has local at its heart.
3. Culture -- this could've just as easily been the word "Weird." We're proud of our unique take on media, radio, and the world. What you find at KFAI, you won't be able to find anywhere else on the dial.
2. Music -- Wanna hear jazz? We've got that. Wanna hear hip hop? Just stick around a bit longer. Wanna hear folk? Punk? Metal? African? Persian? Anything in between? Check, check, check, check, check, and definitely check.
1. Diversity -- At no other media outlet in the Twin Cities can you find dedicated programming in 12 different languages (no counting the dialects!). Check out any public event hosted by KFAI, or just hang out at the station, and that diversity will be noticed right away.
If we don't see you at the KFAI New Year's Eve Celebration on the West Bank, we wish you a safe transition to 2012!