Volunteers are busy answering phones during KAFM's Fall Fund Drive. The publicly funded radio station holds a fund drive twice a year, but this one is different than most. The station has pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds to a community radio station in New Orleans.
WWOZ has been off the air since Hurricane Katrina hit and D.A.F.M. has joined a nationwide effort to help get the badly damaged station back up and running.
The bi-annual fund drives make up 40% K.A.F.M.'s annual budget, which is roughly $286,000. The station has a small paid staff and is largely operated by volunteers. It does not receive government funding and runs solely on donations from businesses and individuals in the community.
You can learn more by tuning into 88.1 on the FM dial.
The station's fall fund drive runs through October 7th.
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