2011 History

In 2011, Friends of Community Media (formerly Friends of Community Radio) and KKFI hosted a “Grass-Roots Radio Conference” in Kansas City. People from community radio stations from all over the U.S. convened to discuss issues common to all.

After so many years, kkfi’s original transmitter bit the dust! But a new one, dedicated by Kansas City’s assistant mayor in September was put in place and turned on. With a great celebration, of course!

A benefit with Jim Hightower to raise funds to replace the aging transmitter took place in March of 2011 at All Souls UU Church in Kansas City.

New Transmitter 2011

In September of 2011, the Kansas City assistant mayor activated KKFI’s new transmitter to replace the original one that was first powered-up in 1988. 

Radio stations use a “transmitter” – a major piece of equipment – attached to a radio tower to send up the electricity that becomes the broadcast 
signal over the airwaves that ends up in listener’s radios.