KKFI is a people-powered community radio—all of our radio hosts are volunteers. The station operates with a small paid staff and thus relies on the talents and energies of many volunteers for almost all of our on-air and off-air activities. As a community radio station, KKFI is committed to volunteer participation and works to train community members in the skills of broadcasting and empower you to be the media.

There are a variety of ways you can contribute to the station on-the-air, behind the scenes, or in KKFI governance, but volunteering at KKFI is not a casual activity. Thousands of people tune into KKFI every week and expect our service to be accurate, reliable, and professional. Volunteering at KKFI requires a serious commitment on your part to maintaining the value of our service to the community.

KKFI 90.1 FM has a consistent need for help from volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at the station to help with OFF-AIR duties, please fill out the web form below, which will notify our volunteer coordinator.

If you already volunteer and would like to log your volunteer hours, here is the form you can download.  Here is the guideline for submitting hours.

Are you interested in becoming a programmer? We require programmers to regularly volunteer to KKFI in ways addition to show production.  This might include, for example, participating in the governance of KKFI Board or committees, answering phones during fund drives, or assisting the music librarian. It helps to let us get to know you.

KKFI provides training on board operation and other facets of what it takes to become a KKFI-certified programmer. Training can usually be arranged, even on weekends, to fit with your schedule.

KKFI is now accepting applications for new shows. To submit an application to produce or host an ON-AIR radio program, visit this NEW SHOW APPLICATION page.  

NOTE: KKFI may perform a simple background checks on potential volunteers. You may be asked to provide your Social Security Number, date of birth and driver’s license information at volunteer orientation.

Volunteering at KKFI 90.1 FM

If you're interested in helping out KKFI, just fill out this form, and we will be happy to get back to you!
  • Volunteer Contact Information

    Provide information on how we can contact your about your offer to volunteer at KKFI.
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  • Experience, Interests, and Skills

    As a people-powered, community radio station, there are a variety of ways you can contribute to KKFI and learn the art of radio. One important warning, though: community radio, like many small-budget non-profit organizations, labors under the burden of doing a lot with very little. A lot of things that big companies can do without blinking an eye, like providing an endless stream of copier paper and office supplies, are beyond the resources of community radio. That means your commitment as a volunteer is extremely important: maintain a fixed schedule of volunteer hours, complete the work assigned to you, do it on-time, find a substitute in your absence, etc. Above all, be reliable and professional in your volunteer work at KKFI.

    Think of community radio as a potluck. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, work with others to plan the menu and help prepare the meal together—there won’t be a Chef or clean-up crew to do everything for you. Like all community endeavors, Community Radio takes patience, engagement, determination and an investment of your energy. When you see a need to be filled, offer your help to fill it. When you see staff struggling to get everything done, find a way to become part of the solution. That’s what true community is all about.

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  • How Can KKFI Benefit You?

    You get opportunities to meet new people, try new things, learn about radio, and be a part of something that enriches your community. You get to strengthen connections within your community, which leads to greater personal health and happiness. You get to tell your family, friends, and coworkers, "I'm a part of KKFI Community Radio!"
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  • Tell us what other skills you have to help KKFI 90.1 FM build its capacity to fundraise and promote on-air programs, events and activities.
  • Are there other skills you have that would benefit us? How did you hear about us? Did we miss anything you want to tell us?
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  • KKFI MISSION STATEMENT KKFI is the Kansas City area’s independent, noncommercial community radio station. 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. KKFI POLICIES KKFI prohibits physical violence; threats to volunteers, staff, and guests, either off or on premises; misuse or tampering with equipment; and personal use of KKFI equipment. KKFI facilities are alcohol-free and drug-free. Staff and volunteers shall treat each other with dignity and respect. KKFI does not discriminate against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, national origin, age, religion, or disability. Any person whose act or failure to act endangers the broadcast license of KKFI or its democratic system of governance or who otherwise contrives, causes, or attempts to cause harm of a serious or potentially fatal nature to the corporation may be determined to be working against the best interests of KKFI, and to have betrayed the Mission and Philosophy of KKFI and Mid-Coast Radio Project, Inc. and may be banned from KKFI.
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Alternatively, you can print and fill out our volunteer application and mail it to:

90.1 FM KKFI
PO Box 32250
Kansas City, MO 64171

To open the volunteer application, you must have Adobe Acrobat. You can download it here for free.