KFAI, Fresh Air Radio, is community based. Powered by 515 volunteers and five paid staff, KFAI presents music, news and public affairs.
KFAI – FRESH AIR RADIO, 90.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS & 106.7 FM ST. PAUL www.kfai.org
Since first hitting the airwaves on May 1, 1978, KFAI remains a true, independent voice for the Twin Cities community. “One world, two frequencies,” is a motto we love to use. Our programming crosses many musical boundaries and broadcasts in thirteen languages. We exist to serve the underserved and promote the ideals of democracy and social justice.
KFAI operates with only five paid staff and more than 500 volunteers – we’re truly “people powered!” We have the oldest, longest-running LGBT program in the U.S., and award-winning news and public affairs programming. “Democracy Now!” is also one of our daily morning programs http://www.democracynow.org.
KFAI features a community access program, which airs every Sunday, called “The Wave Project.” The station provides the engineers and airtime, while community residents provide the content. Applications and more information on The Wave Project can be found at http://kfai.org/waveproject. KFAI also features several web-exclusive programs that are released every Thursday.
All shows stream live on the web, and then are archived for two weeks so listeners can download programs and not miss a single minute of our broadcast schedule! See http://kfai.org/schedule. KFAI welcomes community feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our broadcasting and our listeners’ experience.
KFAI does not play commercials. We are listener-supported by over 3,000 members whose contributions represent 25% of the station’s support. See http://kfai.org/about/support-kfai. KFAI also receives support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Minnesota, and a number of area foundations, corporations and program underwriters. http://kfai.org/underwriting.
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.