Station Announcements

Tune into KFAI all day on Tuesday February 23rd to hear a full day’s programming devoted to celebrating Black History Month. You will hear music and discussion from 6am to 6pm produced by KFAI and members of the community.

Jim Carroll was 19 and homesick. He was crammed into one of 900 C 47s along with 15 buddies of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles”. They were loaded down with 100 pound packs, containing their rifle, ammunition and a 3-day supply of k rations. German guns fired from the French beaches below. The tracers flashed around them.

It was June 6, 1944, D Day, and Jim was in the first wave. Jim parachuted into a small meadow with a stream running through it. He made it through that first deadly day and went on to several major battles of World War II, including Bastogne in Belgium, Operation Market Garden in Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. He was decorated many times and just recently received France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor Medal. (Médaille de la Légion d’Honneur)

Jim, now 91, will speak tonight, December 2, 20014 about his experiences on Bonjour Minnesota, 8:00-10:00 PM. He will speak in the first part of the program, hosted by Caryl Minnetti and Dana Bogema. Don’t miss this interesting interview which is historically important.

Step right this way for a festive night celebrating the Chautauqua Circuit (1874 –1935), a wildly popular national network of traveling lecturers, performing artists, and entertainers.

Tiempo Libre, the three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group, will be featured on KFAI's  Corazon Latino, Tuesday, January 7 – Noon – 2pm.

Jorge Gomez, musical director of Tiempo Libre, will talk with Corazon Latino host Eve MacLeash, bringing listeners up-to-date on the group's upcoming performance at The Dakota on Sunday, January 12th, in celebration of Cuba's musical heritage. 

This Thursday (January 19th) at 10am, tune in as Dakota Dave Hull ends his program's 20 year run at KFAI.  This promises to be a landmark moment in community radio as one of KFAI's most recognizable voices hangs up his headphones.  

As Dave said when he announced this decision in December: 

On Friday, November 14th, KFAI will host a reception honoring Dr. Willie Dean.   The event is scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the KFAI green room.

As part of the staff restructuring passed on October 3rd by KFAI’s Board of Directors, the position of Executive Director was eliminated.  Under the new configuration, the staff will be led by a General Manager – a post for which Dr. Dean did not apply. 

Beginning on July 29, every Sunday from 1 to 2:30 in the afternoon, KFAI will broadcast its new program, Encuentro:node/3344.

KFAI Radio presents Facing Challenges and Creating Solutions, a daylong event today Saturday, September 19, 2009, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sabathani Community Center, Banquet Room, 310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, 55407.

The sounds of FUFA, FUFA, FUFA could be heard throughout KFAI over the past few months from volunteers and staff, as the Freshen Up Fresh Air (FUFA) Committee worked to “freshen up” the station. Committee volunteers did everything from planning color schemes, selecting floor tiles, painting walls and doors, acquiring hand dryers (at wholesale), installing donated mirrors, moving furniture, to relocating a water fountain to make the kitchen more accessible. To show our appreciation, KFAI held an open house on August 28th where we recognized the FUFA Committee and other volunteers who worked on this important project.

Members of the FUFA Committee included: Debbie Gonsioroski, Susan Gray, Pat Hengemuhle, Nancy Sartor, Nancy Skalkos and Patti Walsh. Other volunteers who helped paint and plaster included Robert Easley, Chris Smith and Jumondeh Tweh. A special thanks to volunteer Chris Elpers, owner of Chris Elpers Carpentry, who laid the restroom floor tiles, trimmed doors, built kitchen cabinets and installed a new kitchen countertop. Also, a special thanks to volunteer Steve Isadore who moved and connected the water fountain, installed restroom faucets and a kitchen light, removed an old TV and hung numerous pictures.

We are also indebted to Elsa’s House of Sleep for providing furniture in trade, which was arranged by volunteer Lennie Chism. I was moved by the volunteers’ efforts and pleased to donate chairs for the Green Room and photography for the entryway. – Dr. Willie Dean, Executive Director

Thanks to our volunteers for their hard work to “freshen up” Fresh Air!

KFAI celebrates the start of spring pledge drive with a live broadcast of the Gangbé Brass Band live from the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, April 14th from 8-11pm.

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