Giving to the Max for KFAI is Giving to Access and Empowerment
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 our program hosts 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 six staff and more than 500 volunteers – we are 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.
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. 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! KFAI also 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 more than 25 percent of the station's support. KFAI also receives support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the State of Minnesota, and a number of area foundations, corporations and independent businesses who underwrite programming. Every contribution matters, so when you visit the Great Minnesota Give Together on Thursday, November 14th, please consider making KFAI part of your Give to the Max Day
. Thank you!
Dr. Willie Dean
KFAI Fresh Air Radio
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