Thanks to everyone who donated during our Spring 2021 Pledge Drive. Feel free to donate if you can.
May 25, 2021
KPFA/KFCF’s Spring 2021 Pledge drive is underway, but things don’t look good.
Dear KFCF friend,
I’d like to thank you for your past support of KFCF. We’ve made it through 46 incredible years of volunteer and staff infused programs of arts, music, news and views, but this year is looking pretty bleak for KFCF. We understand a lot of people are suffering the economic effects of the pandemic and if you can’t afford something now, we understand. But if you can afford to make a donation now, we need to hear from you. -more–
Check out the KFCF Store
https://kfcf881.square.site/ Features one of a kind art, wreaths, collectibles, cups, mugs, books and more….
New Shows added to KFCF
Monday Mornings at 1 AM it’s the return of
MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL RADIO
Originally aired on KPFA/KFCF in the 80’s , Maximum Rock and Roll was quite a shock to the uninitiated listener. Hard Core Punk from Tim Yohannon and friends aired on Sunday and then Wednesday nights.
New Orleans Saturday Night
Saturdays 9pm-12 Midnight. Jamie Dell’Apa is the host.
KFCF YouTube page
videos of some of our banquets and the Homelessness marathon media coverage from 2007
KFCF is beta testing Hey Google and Alexa skills.
KFCF is dipping its’ toes into virtual assistants. So far:
Google Assistant you can say “Hey Google, ask KFCF Radio to play” and “Hey Google, Talk to KFCF Radio” However the talk to KFCF Radio pauses, so you then need to say “Hey Google Resume” We are looking into the bug. At this point the phrases seem to be the only way that reliably works. If you are wondering why a simple Hey Google , Play KFCF Radio doesn’t work, it appears someone else has claimed that, (and I imagine would like to sell it to us at a high price as I see done with people who have squatted on kfcf.com) .
Alexa : You can enable the skill in two ways: 1. You can enable the skill via the Alexa app. 2. You can enable via voice command – “Alexa, enable KFCF Free Speech Radio “ This is only a one-time process: Then from further on you just need to say: “Alexa, Open/Play/Start KFCF” So far we’ve found you may need to tell Alexa “Disable KFCF” if you are getting KPFB (!) KPFA’s little sister in Berkeley. Then “Alexa, enable KFCF Free Speech Radio”.
Thanks for your donations during the fall pledge drive.
STREAMING: SORT OF DOWN
KFCF webstreams are down because AT&T DSL circuit errors. They’ll fix it one of these days.
LISTEN LIVE: KFCF Media Player:
(requires about 8 seconds of buffering before audio starts.)
This first link is for people with limited bandwidth- mono and 48k mp3:
This one is a stereo higher fidelity mp3 at 128K
and for those who really want to test an even higher fidelity link we have an AAC at 320K
Air quality at the KFCF Transmitter Site:
The shelter in place mandate is playing havoc with programming at KPFA and KFCF but we are keeping on the air (mostly) .
KPFA, along with the Bay Area has been ordered to Shelter in Place for the duration on the COVID-19 virus threat.
Programmers will be doing their shows from home, or shows will be replaced with reruns of other shows.
This will change often and quickly. This may also affect some KFCF produced shows.
KFCF Founder Alex Vavoulis passes
Alex Vavoulis, who was one of the co-founders of KFCF passed away on Tuesday June 2nd. KFCF would not have happened without Alex and Rand Stover’s collaboration in the early 1970s. KFCF began broadcasting in June 1975. Alex also was in charge of KFCF’s parent organization, The Fresno Free College Foundation, for many decades.
Currently/Recently played on KFCF:
Full playlists are at https://www.spinitron.com/KFCF
Left Of The Dial with Matt D. Sunday Nights 10 PM to 1 AM.
Sundays nights from 10 PM- 1 AM it’s three hours of new Indie, Post-Punk and Dark Wave with Matt D! If you are a band or an artist and would like your music considered for a future show, you can email him at email@example.com
Fridays at 4 PM
With the sound of a gavel striking three times, another Commonwealth Club program begins, bringing together audiences with fascinating, intriguing and entertaining individuals.
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum. Every year, we present more than 450 forums on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
The Club has offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, with regular events in both areas, as well as programs in Lafayette in the East Bay and in Marin County.
For audiences outside the Bay Area, the Club’s weekly radio broadcast—the oldest in the United States, dating back to 1924—is carried across the nation on more than 230 public and commercial radio stations. Our programs are widely podcast and video broadcast. Our website archive features audio and video of our recent programs, as well as selected speeches from our long and distinguished history.
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
“Various Positions: Eclectic Music” on KFCF: Saturday Afternoons at 5 PM Hosts: Roger Perry and ?
The radio show “Various Positions: Eclectic Music” aired it’s first one hour edition on the first Saturday in June, from 5 pm til 6 pm on KFCF 88.1 FM….It is a weekly musical conversation between co-host ? and Roger Perry…..Roger claims to have remained a mostly unknown local musician……The hour is like a musical poker game..The mystery co-host offers up some 80’s rock or a pleasant blend of unique show tunes, nostalgic jazz and pop songs. We may play Oingo Boingo followed by John Renbourn doing a guitar twist on O’Carolyn….We might play an odd Sinatra cut, which I answer with a gunfighter ballad…..This is one of the most musically diverse shows on local radio…..We are happy to be part of making Fresno a little more arty…”
Climate Politics on KFCF, Second and Fourth Fridays at 5 PM with host Kevin Hall. Now twice a month!
Capital One Update
They claim they have fixed the issue of Capital One Credit Cards showing up on people’s statements as Kentucky Fried Chicken which results in our donors being confused and thinking it is fraud. They think their card has been hacked, file fraud charges and we lose their donation plus get charged a $35.00 charge back fee. Their suggestion? That we change our name!
You can donate that car, truck, boat, or even a tractor to KFCF! Call 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433) or complete our Easy Online Form
It’s now not quite 110 degrees outside, or worse in the garage. Now is the perfect time to clean behind the house, work on your garden, look for good shade, empty out the garage, and get rid of that car you no longer need. You can face the coming months with a fresh start and a clean slate by donating your car to KFCF.
KFCF PNA Committee meeting
The KFCF Program Needs Assessment Committee, an advisory committee that reviews program proposals, on going programs and programming changes, will be meeting on Tuesday Aug 24 at the KFCF Offices, 1449 N Wishon Ave. at 4:15 PM. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and even join the committee, but will not be eligible until after they have attended 3 full meetings.
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