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About Us

KAFM is the only local community radio station in Grand Junction (one of less than 200 in the entire country) providing both ecclectic music programming and special interest talk shows to listeners in the Grand Valley and beyond. We're powered by over 250 volunteers, including the corps of talented and vibrant programmers you hear on-the-air daily. These are your friends, neighbors, and partners, making KAFM truly "community powered" radio. KAFM is licensed by the Federal Community Commission to the Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

In 1992, a small group of dedicated and civic-minded citizens sat down to discuss the possibility of creating a locally owned, operated, and programmed community radio station in Grand Junction. Seven years later, the station made its first broadcast. Today, while media consolidation continues, KAFM grows stronger. The recipe for this success story is quite simple: provide a place where local folks can program music genres or with a human touch, one that is accessible by all people and organizations with something to contribute to their community, and where all viewpoints are welcome.

Mission Statement

KAFM is a member-supported, volunteer-oriented community radio station dedicated to excellence and diversity in musical, cultural and public service programming. KAFM fills a vital role in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado as an accessible forum for the presentation of music, arts, culture and information by and for the local community.

Our Solar Initiative

During the week of April 6, 2008, the switch was thrown -- and, as fast as an electron, KAFM's dream to become the first partially solar-powered radio station in the Grand Valley became a reality. If you've driven by the station at 1310 Ute Avenue, you've seen the 20 180-watt panels now lining the top perimeter of the building. These panels reduce KAFM's power bills by up to 30%, and represent the station's commitment to steward its resources in an intelligent, sustainable and responsible way.

KAFM's solar power system would not have been possible without the generous dedication of High Noon Solar, the local company that designed and installed the system. High Noon Solar specializes in residential and commercial solar installation in Western Colorado, and can be reached at (970) 241-0209.

Community Events

What's happening around town?
Turn Tuesday
Sep 25 @ 7:00PM
Get your USBs and comp books ready. Kaiyo productions will present a night for DJs, Rappers and Poets to showcase their work at…
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Law Law Palooza
Sep 26 @ 5:30PM
Law Law Palooza is a fundraiser for the Pro Bono Project of Mesa County, who supply attorneys to low income and domestic violence…
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KAFM Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 26 @ 5:30PM
We serve both KAFM and the wider community in developing a vision for culture and radio in the Grand Valley. The KAFM Board of…
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Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra at Warehouse 2565
Sep 27 @ 7:00PM
On Thursday, September 27th, the hippest big band on the Western Slope brings an evening of jazz standards and big band dance…
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An All Female Cast presents 1776
Sep 27 @ 7:30PM
CMU presents an exciting twist on the story of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Depicting one of the most familiar…
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Josh's Birthday Bash with CYCLES
Sep 27 @ 9:00PM
?????FREE SHOW????? We're throwing a party for Josh's Birthday, with Josh's favorite band in the land...CYCLES!! Make…
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Animals Get Funky Dance Party
Sep 28 @ 11:00AM
Want to add some funky new moves to your dance repertoire? Learn the Wallaby Wiggle, Hip-Hop with Hippopotamus, or get real low…
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