A Message from KKFI’s President
The term free-range means to roam and explore with relative freedom; unfettered; not confined.
I don’t think there’s a better way to describe what our dedicated deejays and hosts do. They explore music and issues that get short shrift in commercial media. And they’ve been doing it that way for more than 25 years.
And while KKFI’s unpaid on-air deejays and hosts take great pride in bringing you the best they have to offer, they also take even greater care to keep expenses to a minimum, attentive to how your donation is spent to bring you the best programs for the least dollars. They know that free-range radio is not free. In fact, it costs about $1,000 a day to operate the station.
“KKFI is the Kansas City area’s independent, noncommercial community radio station.” That’s the opening line of KKFI’s mission statement 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 free-range radio, I don’t know what does. Well, I take that back. In fact, it’s you who define free-range radio with your generous support of this station. It’s you who put the range in free-range, insisting on variety and diversity over our airwaves and online.
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.
Our upcoming fund drive will begin in a few days. It’s an opportunity to speak directly to listeners about KKFI and our mission to be your trusted source. Like you, we want to get back to uninterrupted programming as quickly as possible.
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 $80,000, it will be back to regular programming.
If you agree with me that we need to hear free-range radio, 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!
President, KKFI 90.1 FM Board of Directors