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KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.
KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 MHz in Minneapolis and 106.7 MHz in St Paul. KFAI is governed by a 16-member volunteer community board of directors, managed by a half-dozen paid full time and part time staff, and operated by a volunteer staff of over 400. KFAI's annual budget for 2008 is approximately $1,397,000.
KFAI is listener-supported, with over 3,400 members contributing nearly half of its income. Additional support has come from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Minnesota, the McKnight Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Otto Bremer Foundation, area corporations and program underwriters.
KFAI has been broadcasting since 1978 with major signal expansions in 1982, 1994, and 2008.
KFAI broadcasts over 90 programs weekly in a dozen languages.
In addition to its terrestial signal, all KFAI programming streams live over the Internet. All locally produced programs are archived for on-demand listening for two weeks at www.kfai.org.