Volunteers Needed for Upcoming KKFI Pledge Drive

We are looking for volunteers to be Phone Operators during the WINTER 2015 Pledge Drive. The pledge drives are our largest fundraising operations, and are the way we make up most of our budget.

I thank you in advance for your help with this, and for those returning volunteers I thank you for your help with the past pledge drives.

Please remember that you can sign up for as many shifts as you feel like you can handle.

Send an email to Bill Sundahl at [email protected] to volunteer.


You must be able to:

  • Speak clearly on the phone.
  • Have good phone etiquette.
  • Write legibly while taking pledges.
  • Be courteous and thankful in a sometimes stressful situation.
  • Hear well enough to respond adequately to donors.
  • Maintain focus on the mission of taking pledges and informing the donors of their options.
  • Follow instructions that are given in training prior to your shift.(we will also have written instructions to keep with you)
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your FIRST shift of the pledge drive.
  • Please NO PETS other than service animals.


Friday, January 30, 2015 through Saturday, February 8, 2015


6am to 7pm (Fridays 6am to 9pm)


Saturdays — 8am to 6pm

Sundays —- 9am to 6pm

Please reply with your preference and we will start there.

Bill Sundahl
Special Events and Volunteer Manager
KKFI 90.1 FM Community Radio

Jen Zaman: Volunteer of the Month

Jen Zaman

KKFI values all volunteers for their vital service to community radio, and the station occasionally recognizes people for exceptional efforts.

In March KKFI recognized Jen Zaman as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2013 for her work to create dozens of program episodes for the website, serve in our reception area helping visitors, and answer phones. Thank you, Jen, for your support of Kansas City community radio.

Here’s a little bit about Jen in her own words:

I am a former court advocate and aesthetician. Radio is my third “incarnation,” if you will. I had a radio show all through college while I attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and always considered radio to be a “pipe dream career”–something I enjoyed and was good at, but something I’d probably never get to do. My degree was in psychology, not journalism/media.

I was drawn to both KKFI and community radio because of its eclectic nature and that really, “anything goes”! Anything is possible on community radio; for me, that means getting airplay for music that people out here in Kansas City might never otherwise get exposed to. To me, community radio is a great way for us “laypeople” to have a chance at a career in radio and to learn practically while on the job. I’m having an absolutely ridiculous blast so far!