October 3-12 – Community Radio “By the People, For the People”Matt Quinn
A Message from KKFI’s President
By the people, for the people…
That’s how Abraham Lincoln described government, and I think it rings true when we talk about community radio and KKFI in particular. About 100 volunteer DJs and program hosts give freely of their time and talents each and every week — 24/7/365 — to bring you quality radio, with you, an audience of one always top of mind.
And while it may not have been four score and seven years ago, KKFI has been airing its listener-centered programs for 26 years, all the while listening to you for guidance as to what we put on the airways. Our volunteer DJs and program hosts explore music and issues that get short shrift in commercial media.
KKFI’s unpaid on-air DJs and hosts take great pride in bringing you the best we have to offer. We take even greater care to keep expenses low, attentive to how your donation is spent to bring you the best programs for the least dollars. (We know that radio is not free. In fact, it costs about $1,000 a day to operate the station.)
Yes, KKFI truly is radio by the people, for the people.
“KKFI is the Kansas City area’s independent, noncommercial community radio station.” That’s the opening line of KKFI’s mission station that continues: “We seek to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals and groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.”
If that doesn’t define radio for the people, I don’t know what does.
I come to you now asking you to show your support for KKFI and its mission — to give a voice to the views, opinions and musical genres typically ignored by the mainstream media — by making a generous tax-deductible pledge of support for programming you’ll hear only on KKFI.
Your gift today will help KKFI get that much closer to the goal of finishing the drive successfully and generating the resources required to maintain your trust in KKFI’s public-affairs and music programming. Once we reach the goal of $70,000, it will be back to regular programming.
If you agree with me that we need to hear radio by the people, for the people, please take a moment to show your support. Donate on-line at kkfi.org today. Make a one-time or monthly DONATION to KKFI, and thank you!
Board of Directors
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