This page was last updated on September 26, 2014

Solar Satellite "Outage" Season

October 4th thru the 11th KFCF might lose the satellite feed from KPFA around 11:30 AM for up to 10 minutes. This happens each fall and spring when the Sun lines up directly behind the satellite from the view of our satellite dish. The Sun is a much more effecient radiator than the few watts our sattellite signal has, so we lose the signal for a few minutes, after some popping, clicking and other funny noises as it starts overriding the data stream we use to feed the satellite signal over.

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 postmarked 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:
    After August 31st: $55
    After November 28th: $70

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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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.” —

    Tickets are $55 until November 28th. Tickets after that date and at the door are $70.

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

    1-800-838-3006 to order by phone

    Wedgewood Banquet Hall 4584 W. Jaquelyn Ave Fresno, CA

    Fall Pledge Drive

    The 2014 Fall Pledge Drive is coming September 29th until October 21st. If you make a donation before the pledge drive, it can shorten the drive on-air. KFCF has many on-going expenses every month. Right now we have a number of things we'd like to see added in terms of equipment, or replaced due to age. We'd like to buy an uninterruptible power supply to keep the transmitter happy. Power bumps and glitches can cause the computer circuityry in the transmitter to be scrambled. Also, it would keep the transmitter on during the period between the power failure and the back up generator starting, ususally about 30 seconds. Also, the microwave system that KFCF uses to get the signal to the transmitter site is over 30 years old. Buying both of these would be about $15,000.

    Estates, Trusts and Wills Workshop

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

    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:

    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, Taxpayer ID 23-7071044, 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. Remember KFCF/The Fresno Free College Foundation in your will/estate. Include language such as the following in your estate planning:

    Another option is making KFCF/FFCF the beneficiary of your 401(k)or 403(b), IRA, Roth or Keogh retirement plan. The designee should be the "Fresno Free College Foundation", Taxpayer-ID 23-7071044. KFCF/FFCF can get your pre-tax contributions TAX FREE. For more information, contact the station at 559-233-2221.

    Alternative Radio

    Wednesdays at 11 AM

    Wednesday - October 1 Bruce Schneier - The Internet, Privacy & Power

    Edward Snowden's remarkable revelations leave no doubt. Big Brother is here. The National Security Agency's PRISM program is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance and data mining system. In plain English: it enables state spying on citizens. The American Civil Liberties Union says, "The things we do and say online leave behind ever-growing trails of personal information. With every click, we entrust our conversations, emails, photos, and much more to Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo. But what happens when the government asks these corporations to hand over their users' private information?" What happens to our rights and expectations of privacy? The Information Superhighway as the Internet was once called has turned into a marketer's dream and a place where our messages and intimate details of our lives disappear into the NSA's new $1.5 billion, million square-foot complex in Bluffdale, Utah.

    Arandhati Roy

    Bruce Schneier is a cryptographer and specialist in computer security technology. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. He has briefed members of Congress on the NSA. He is the author of many books including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive and Carry On.

  • October 1 Bruce Schneier - The Internet, Privacy & Power
  • Oct 8 Rebecca Solnit - Breaking Stories
  • Oct 15 Michael Brune - Clean Energy Victories
  • Oct 22 Richard Wolff - Globalization & the Big, Bad Market
  • Oct 29 David Cobb & James Bopp - Citizens United/United Citizens
  • 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 or call the station at 559-233-2221.

    LA Theatre Works

    Sundays at 7 PM


    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

    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 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.