Happy New Year! Thanks for Your Support in 2014Matt Quinn
KKFI 90.1 FM staff, volunteers, and board of directors wish all our radio listeners and supporters a very Happy New Year! Without your support we could not have brought you the quality and variety of music, public affairs and cultural programming you expect from KKFI.
2014 was a good year for KKFI 90.1 because of your support. Here are a few highlights from throughout 2014.
- On January 1 new Station Manager and long-time “Signal to Noise” show host Barry Lee starts his job at KKFI.
- On February 28, 2014 KKFI celebrated 26 years on the air.
- February – KKFI successfully reached its $10,000 Kickstarter campaign to purchase remote broadcast equipment to be used beam live music shows and public affairs events to radio listeners.
- February – KKFI broadcast live performances — both for radio broadcast and YouTube video stream — from the Folk Alliance International conference held in Kansas City. The Homelessness Marathon, an annual national radio broadcast sharing the voices and stories of homeless people aired live on KKFI for six hours.
- February – KKFI is saddened to lose long-time DJ Larry Cruse, host of Larry’s Freakout on Saturday mornings.
- March – Two new shows are introduced to radio listeners: “River Trade Radio” with hosts Mikal Shapiro and Kasey Rausch and “The Boogie Bridge” with host Jason Vivone.
- June – KKFI was recognized June 4 by internationally-distributed Paste Magazine on a list of the Top 10 most unique public and community radio stations.
- July – Long-time KKFI employee Bill Clause retires as Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator; Bill Sundahl takes over the reins.
- October – KKFI brings award-winning “American Routes” show to the schedule; KKFI hosts the Crossroads Music Fest
- October – Today we bid farewell to the retiring Saphira Rain, and with it, Psychic Talk, an important part of our Sunday morning line-up since the station’s inception in 1988, making it the longest-running show of its type in the region.
- December – KKFI airs Democracy Now’s coverage from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Lima, Peru.