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FFCF Elections

The Fresno Free College Foundation, which owns and operates KFCF, will be having annual elections for the Board of Directors.

2014 will have 4 seats open, and in order to vote or run for office you must be a member in good standing as of August 31, 2014.(that means your annual membership dues must be paid up.)

You can be a member by subscribing to KFCF or donating to the Foundation at $25 a year or more. You may enter or renew your membership at KFCF's Support/Pledge Page or mail a check by September 2, 2014 to: Fresno Free College Foundation/ KFCF PO Box 4364 Fresno, CA 93744. (The date for mail payments is adjusted to accommodate the 31st falling on a Sunday and Labor Day.) Information about running for a Seat as a director is at : FFCF's Election page

KFCF Events: Mark Your Calendar

Sunday December 7th, 2014 KFCF/Fresno Free College Foundation Annual Banquet with special guest Laurie Lewis.

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hand

The Annual Banquet of KFCF-FM and The Fresno Free College Foundation will be Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Our guest speaker offers her message in both words and song, as we welcome Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber, and Andrew Conklin. We will also be honoring our Free Speech Award winner, along with our KFCF "Programmer of The Year.” Plus a raffle, silent auction, and a buffet dinner.

  • 5:30-6:30 PM Meet and Greet/ No host Bar
  • 6:30-7:30 PM Dinner
  • 7:30-8:30 PM – Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
  • 8:30-9:30 PM Free Speech/Programmer of The Year awards.


  • Order tickets at or call toll free 1-800-838-3006 to order by phone. Call (559) 233-2221 for more info.

    -Individual tickets:
    Early Bird Price (through August 31, 2014): $45
    After August 31st: $55
    After November 28th: $70

    -The Duet Package includes two tickets, a KFCF Tote, and 10 raffle tickets.

    Early Bird Price (through August 31, 2014): $100
    After August 31st: $120
    After November 28th: $150


    -The Premiere Pair package includes two tickets, two KFCF T-shirts, a KFCF tote and 20 raffle tickets

    Early Bird Price (through August 31, 2014): $150
    After August 31st: $170
    After November 28th: $200

    •Your business or group can buy a table of 8 and receive a $5 discount per ticket.

    Early Bird Price (through August 31, 2014): $320
    After August 31st: $400
    Offer good through November 28th

    •Sponsor our banquet at the Silver level, which gets you a table and a half page ad in both the banquet program and the annual report.

    Early Bird Price (through August 31, 2014): $500
    After August 31st: $580
    Offer good through November 28th

    •Sponsor our banquet at the Gold level, which gets you a table and a full page ad in both the banquet program and the annual report.

    Early Bird Price (through August 31, 2014): $700
    After August 31st: $780
    Offer good through November 28th

    •Sponsor our banquet at the Platinum level which gets you a table and a full page ad in both the banquet program and the annual report plus a display of your banner at the event.

    Early Bird Price (through August 31, 2014): $1,000
    After August 31st: $1,080
    Offer good through November 28th

    You can also support KFCF and the Fresno Free College Foundation by donating something for our Silent Auction or our Raffle. Contact Sue@kfcf.org or call 559-349-3777.

    This year’s banquet features Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber, Andrew Conklin

    Since forming a musical partnership in 1986 when Tom first joined Laurie’s acclaimed band, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum have recorded 12 albums and performed around the globe. These Grammy-nominated artists (for their 1995 album The Oak and the Laurel) are widely regarded as among the leading lights of modern bluegrass and are highly-prized by their peers as sidemen and producers.

    International Bluegrass Music Association executive director Dan Hays calls Laurie “one of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time.” Acclaimed musician Sam Bush puts it more simply, calling her “a great singer, terrific fiddle player, fine songwriter, and one very good band leader.” Laurie also performed on both the Grammy-award winning, 1997 IBMA album of the year True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, and the Grammy-nominated Ralph Stanley & Friends’ release Clinch Mountain Country.

    New England native Tom Rozum "possesses an earnest tenor voice in the vein of contemporary bluegrass great Tim O'Brien, and peels off rhythmically crisp licks on mandolin and guitar." —Derk Richardson In 1998, he released his debut solo album Jubilee on Dog Boy Records. “Without reservation, one of 1998’s most rewarding acoustic releases.” —Amazon.com

    Early Bird discount expires August 31st. Tickets are $45 until that date , after which they are $55 until November 28th. Tickets after that date and at the door are $70.


    There are many ticket packages available. Go to kfcf.brownpapertickets.com now to order your tickets.



    1-800-838-3006 to order by phone



    Summer mini-drive

    Thanks to all who pledged during the KFCF/KPFA Summer Pledge Drive. Your support is greatly appreciated.

    Estates, Trusts and Wills Workshop

    Thanks to all who attended the workshop on Sat. July 26th. The Audio is at :



    http://www.kfcf.org/downloads/Audio/ESTATESWKSHOP.mp3

    Programming changes


    Moyers and Company - Sundays at 6:30 PM on KFCF


    KPFA has made some programming changes beginning Monday, May 26, 2014:



    Uprising! with Sonali Kolhatkar will air from 8-9am, Monday through Friday.

    Sonali from Uprising!
    In March of 2002, Sonali Kolhatkar, a 27 year old software engineer from Caltech, with a background in Astrophysics, decided to make a career change. She tried out for a position as host and producer for KPFK’s Morning Show, a two hour daily public affairs program. Today she hosts and produces Uprising every weekday morning. Sonali had long been an activist on the side, speaking out on issues such as women’s rights and US foreign policy in Afghanistan and is one of the founders and the co-director of Afghan Women’s Mission. She was a listener of KPFK who took part in the activities of listeners to reclaim the Pacifica network. Sonali has served as a staff representative on the KPFK Local Station Board. She also served in 2004 on the Pacifica National Board of Directors as a staff director. Her first book about US foreign policy in Afghanistan, co-authored with her partner, James Ingalls, is entitled, “Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence,” (Seven Stories, Fall 2006). Sonali is a web designer, artist, singer/song-writer, baker, and cook. - See more at: http://uprisingradio.org/home/about-uprising/#sthash.d28u7t4s.dpuf

    Project Censored with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips will air from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Fridays.

    An informed public is crucial to democracy in at least two basic ways. First, without access to relevant news and opinion, people cannot fully participate in government. Second, without media literacy, people cannot evaluate for themselves the quality or significance of the news they receive. Censorship undermines democracy. Project Censored’s work—including our annual book, weekly radio broadcasts, campus affiliates program, and additional community events—highlights the important links among a free press, media literacy and democratic self-government

    Project Censored logo

    Terre Verde will move from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Fridays.

    Open Book will air every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Counterspin will air every Friday from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

    Leave a Legacy

    Remember KFCF/The Fresno Free College Foundation in your will/estate. Include language such as the following in your estate planning:

    "I give and bequeath unto the Fresno Free College Foundation/KFCF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with its principal office in Fresno, California, the sum of $_______________ to be used to further the work of the foundation." (If you do not wish to specify an amount, you may use a residuary bequest that is stated as a percentage of your estate.) For more information, contact the station at 559-233-2221.

    Alternative Radio

    Wednesdays at 11 AM


    Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 David Cay Johnston - Societal Impact of Inequality

    The U.S. has the dubious distinction of being the most unequal of all developed countries. The gaps between rich and poor have not been seen since the Gilded Age over a century ago. The one-tenth of one percent is loaded with stocks, bonds, hedge funds, cash and property. The respected business journalist Martin Wolf writes, "An out-of-control financial sector is eating out the modern market economy from inside, just as the larva of the spider wasp eats out the host in which it has been laid." Inequality is corroding democracy. While the upper crust has been lining their pockets the working class, if they even have a job, has been pauperized. Food and rent take up much of their paltry take home pay. Tens of millions are dependent on food stamps. The homeless population continues to grow. How long can this continue?

    David Kay Johnson

    David Cay Johnston, a former reporter for The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of tax policy. He is the author of many books including Perfectly Legal, The Fine Print, Free Lunch and Divided: The Perils of our Growing Inequality.

  • Aug 27 David Cay Johnston - The Societal Impact of Inequality
  • Sept 3 Chris Giannou - Understanding the Middle East
  • Sept 10 Mohamad Elmasry - Egypt: From Pharaoh to Pharaoh
  • Sept 17 Deepa Kumar & Arun Kundnani - Racism & Surveillance
  • Sept 24 Arundhati Roy - Gandhi & Caste
  • October 1 Bruce Schneier - The Internet, Privacy & Power
  • FFCF 2012-2013 Annual Report Now available


    The 2012-2013 Annual Report for KFCF and The Fresno Free College Foundation is available at: FFCF Annual Report

    KFCF Volunteer Opportunities



    KFCF is looking for the following: a webmaster to update and maintain the KFCF website; and someone to help with light janitorial services at our studios. We also can occasionally use volunteers for other things, too. If you can help, send an email to rwithers@kfcf.org or call the station at 559-233-2221.

    LA Theatre Works

    Sundays at 7 PM

    photo of L.A. Theatre Works poster “The Explorers Club”

    Written by: Nell Benjamin

    Directed by: Kate McAll

    Starring: Carson Elrod, David Furr, Lorenzo Pisoni, Jennifer Westfeldt

    Synopsis: It's London, 1879, and the hapless members of the Explorers Club must confront their most lethal threat yet: the admission of a woman into their hermetically-sealed ranks. But the intrepid Phyllida Spotte-Hume turns out to be the least of their troubles, in this hilarious farce starring members of the original Broadway cast.

    An L.A. Theatre Works premiere broadcast.

    This play is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.





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    FFCF Board of Directors Meeting

    The Board of Directors of the Fresno Free College Foundation holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Fresno Center For Non Violence/Peace Fresno at 1584 N Van Ness Avenue Avenue in Fresno.

    The next meeting is scheduled for September 16.

    Summer 2014 Pledge Drive
    July 28- August 8

    A number of people have contacted KFCF saying they want to directly donate to KFCF. If you want to donate, you can send your contribution to KFCF, PO Box 4364, Fresno, CA 93744-4364, or donate/pledge online by clicking one of the buttons below. If you're interested in a premium, you can donate via KPFA's web page or during a pledge drive call their toll free number, 1-800-439-5732.

    If you wish to enter a recurring monthly pledge, click the "Monthly Pledge" button.


    To make a single payment, click the "One Time Payment" button.


    Please note that only individuals who donate a minimum of $25 per year to KPFA by calling 1-800-439-5732 or via the www.KPFA.org website are eligible to vote in KPFA elections. Potential members who want to donate more than $25 have an option of donating this $25 amount to KPFA (a portion of this donation returns to our local affiliate) and the balance of their intended donation directly to KFCF. All donations of at least $25 to KPFA qualify individuals to vote in KFCF (local) and KPFA (Berkeley) elections.