24 Hours of Blackness: KFAI’s Annual Black History Month Observance

24 Hours of Blackness: KFAI’s Annual Black History Month Observance

KFAI has a tradition of celebrating Black History Month each February with a full 24-hour day of programming by KFAI hosts who identify as Black and members of the Twin Cities Black and African Diasporic community. With your help, we also hope to expand the event to include additional community programming scheduled throughout the entire month. This event is to provide a platform for displaying the multitudes of real Black experiences and histories. Program proposals are reserved for Black people/members of the African Diaspora. If you encompass one of the identities listed and are interested in participating, you can choose to get involved in a number of ways.

1. Create a program that adds to the celebration of Black people, our history, and culture. 2. Co-host with a current KFAI program host (pending program host participation) and contribute content for a program. 3. Join the planning/production of the 24 Hours of Blackness and broader BHM Programming as a member of the Black community and work closely with staff to determine programming for Black History Month.

Interested folks can apply by completing this form. Please note that on-air shows are specifically reserved for Black voices. Shows can be presented live or recorded in advance. Let us know what assistance you need to bring your idea to fruition. No previous radio experience is necessary – equipment, training, and mentorship will be provided as needed. If you are in need of accommodations for accessibility, please reach out to Interim Program Director, Miguel Vargas: miguel@kfai.org

There are many opportunities for non-Black folks to support Black History Month programming. Follow KFAI on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.