KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.
KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 MHz in Minneapolis and 106.7 MHz in St Paul. KFAI is governed by a volunteer community board of directors, managed by a small paid full time and part time staff, and operated by a volunteer staff of over 300. KFAI's budget for 2017 is approximately $850,000.
KFAI is listener-supported, with over 2,700 members contributing nearly twenty-five percent of its income. Additional support has come from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Minnesota, the McKnight Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Otto Bremer Foundation, area corporations and program underwriters.
KFAI has been broadcasting since 1978 with major signal expansions in 1982, 1994 and in 2008 to its current level of 900 watts.