KFAI Mission Statement

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 noncommercial, community-powered radio

A source of community pride, KFAI has been bringing unique music, news, and culture to the Twin Cities for 45 years. In this age of impersonal, corporate, algorithm-programmed streams, KFAI offers you real people, real voices, real community—real radio. 

KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 MHz in Minneapolis. Governed by a volunteer community Board of Directors, KFAI is managed by a small paid full-time and part-time staff and operated by a volunteer base of over 200.

KFAI is listener-supported, with over 3,000 members contributing nearly 50 percent of its income. Additional support comes 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’s budget for 2022 is approximately $770,000.

KFAI has been broadcasting since 1978, with major signal expansions in 1982, 1994, and 2008. We’re broadcasting at 900 watts (directional) from the top of the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

KFAI’s loyal and dedicated listenership is a cut above the rest in a community rich with nonprofit radio options. Join us in keeping the community radio fresh, vibrant, diverse, and strong.

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