KFCF 88.1 Program Proposals


The Fresno Free College Foundation seeks professional quality radio programming that reflects diverse viewpoints not likely to be aired on other broadcast media. Programming that reflects the views of under-represented ethnic groups, social justice groups and environmental groups based in the Central Valley are of particular interest.

If you are interested in committing to serious programming, we are interested in you. The information we seek will help us decide whether your ideas and plans fit into the programming mix. In addition, we need to be assured of your financial and technical commitment. If you don’t have radio experience, do not be deterred. We will find a way to help you if we like your idea or see that it fills needs. However, we need detailed information to make good decisions. You should think through your proposal carefully. Consequently, this form is designed to help you plan, give you ideas about what to think about as part of your proposal process and for us to figure out how to use your idea, if we can.

Our decision process is as follows: Your proposal is read by the Executive Director and Program Director and reviewed by the Programming Committee, which is made up of board members. Other board members may read your proposal as well. Once your proposal has been through this review process, a decision will be made whether to work with you to further develop your ideas, to send the proposal back to you for revisions, or to reject the proposal. Returned proposals can be reworked and resubmitted.

This proposal review process is the first level of the process of developing new programs. Other steps include designing the architecture of the program and making a demo tape for review.

The following form requests information we need to make an informed and fair decision. We hope you will not be discouraged as you complete it. Work through it and give us as much information as you have available. If we have specific questions, we may send it back to you. We do not want the questionnaire to discourage willing and able programmers from submitting proposals, and at the same time, we want you to think through what you want to do as you provide information needed for our decision. Some of your answers may be “Not applicable” or only a sentence long.

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KFCF Program Proposal

Personal Information

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email Address

Program Information

  • Program Host(s)
  • Program Producer(s)

Note: The producer organizes the show’s content, screens calls, arranges guests and any special equipment needed.

  • Who will engineer?
  • Describe engineering experience

Note: The engineer controls the equipment while the show is on the air.

  • Length of proposed program
  • Duration of series
  • Program description (specify the design of your program, how you plan to divide the time)
  • What experience and skills do you bring to KFCF?

Production Information

  • Where will this program be produced – KFCF or elsewhere?
  • What, if any, costs are associated with the production?
  • What, if any, resources will you request from KFCF?
  • How much time KFCF studio time will you need in producing your program?
  • Do you intend to seek funding for the program?
  • How do you plan to handle vacations, illness or other absences?

Promotion and Evaluation

  • What are the objectives of your program?
  • How will you determine whether you achieved your objectives?
  • Describe the contribution this program will make to the community.
  • How do you plan to promote your program?

Include additional pages if more space is necessary.

Sign, date, and send your proposal to:
Program Director/KFCF
P.O. Box 4364
Fresno California 93744

You can also hand deliver it to the office, located on the southwest corner of Wishon and Pine, just a few blocks north of the Tower Theater or email to rwithers at kfcf dot org.

Program Proposal Guidelines Updated 11/19/2010
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