Station Announcements

Five KFAI producers have received Page One Awards from the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Jessica Folker, Dan Greenwood, Marisa Helms and Daniel Zamzow won awards for work they produced for KFAI’s Legacy Project—the station’s arts and culture initiative managed by Nancy Sartor. KFAI’s Libby Donohue was also recognized with a Page One Award for a story she produced for News Director Dale Connelly.

KFAI’s Legacy Project includes short features that are broadcast on the Morning Blend (Monday through Friday from 6 to 8am), and audio documentaries and live performances that air during MinneCulture (Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8pm). Now in its third cycle, the Legacy Project is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Links to all of KFAI’s Legacy stories can be found at ampers.org.

Photo L to R: Daniel Zamow, Libby Donohue, Dan Greenwood, Marisa Helms, Dale Connelly, Nancy Sartor. Not pictured: Jessica Folker.

KFAI 2012-13 Award Winners

Libby Donohue
Category: Hard News Report [Radio]
Walker Church Destroyed, Community Looks to Future

Jessica Folker
Category: Mini-documentary/In-depth series [Radio]
Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling

Dan Greenwood
Category: Feature-length documentary [Radio]
West Hills State School: A Troubled Past for the Owatonna Orphanage

Marisa Helms
Category: Feature-length documentary [Radio]
Third Home from Burma: Minnesota’s Karen Community

Daniel Zamzow
Category: Feature [Radio]
Twin Cities Hmong Hip-Hop on the Rise

The KFAI CD and Record Sale is Friday November 16th through Sunday, November 18th! Thousands of new and used records and CDs will be priced to move with all proceeds going to benefit KFAI.

KFAI is now accepting proposals for a program opening on Sundays from Noon-1pm. Programming in this times slot is dedicated to serving the international and immigrant communities in the Twin Cities.

A program proposal can be found HERE:files/KFAIProgramAbstract2010.doc

Proposal forms should be typed or printed clearly.

KFAI’s Board of Directors is charged with envisioning the future of KFAI and working with the ED and staff to realize that vision.  The board also approves budgets, develops governance policies and ensures compliance with those policies.  Through its working committees, the board is also tasked with working with staff, volunteers, and outside experts to execute the 2012 strategic plan.  KFAI’s board is recruiting candidates for election to 1 or 2 year terms starting in January 2014.

Do not be alarmed if KFAI’s broadcast signal seems a bit weaker than normal today.
 
Components of our transmitting equipment have been sent out for a long-due reconditioning. This means KFAI has been broadcasting under reduced power from early Friday evening through late Monday evening. “Reduced power” means a smaller, more sharply defined coverage area. Translation: What you hear will sound just as strong, but the station's signal will likely die out sooner than you expect it to.
 

KFAI is accepting your treasure-trove of new or gently used audio (LP’s CD’s..no cassettes) and DVD’s for resale at the KFAI Spring Record Sale, April 23-25th, held during the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Expo. You can bring your donation to KFAI during business hours, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, M-F and receive a receipt for your donation.

Join KFAI at the Black Dog Cafe in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul on Thursday, November 15th for a special wine tasting benefit event.

KFAI’s signal at 106.7FM is experiencing very low wattage due to damaged parts in the translator. Thanks to a recent contribution from an anonymous donor and support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, KFAI will be replacing the ailing translator as soon as possible. A return to full power at 106.7FM is expected by late September.

KFAI is offering a three-month training opportunity to community members and existing KFAI volunteers interested in developing new, innovative, and engaging programming for the radio station.

Join us Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 for our 2nd Annual Weekend of Music featuring 2 big nights of roots and rock entertainment at the Eagles Club in Minneapolis! 

Friday, April 15th – 
Dan Newton & Cafe Accordion Orchestra / Swamp Poppas / Nazmo King / Mark Joseph (of The Big Wu) and The American Soul / Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold / Mother Banjo / Papa John Kolstad / Phil Heywood / Bad Companions

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