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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?
Plateau Valley Farmers Market
Oct 19 @ 9:00AM
Plateau Valley Farmer’s Market In cooperation with the Plateau Valley Farm Cooperative Join us at the Farmers Market…
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Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors
Oct 19 @ 6:00PM
Government Transparency is key to holding our elected officials accountable and ensuring our three branches of government operate…
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View To The West
Oct 20 @ 7:00PM
Join the Museum of Western Colorado and KAFM for a preview evening on October 20th of the Western Slope Cowboy Poetry and Music…
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Absolute Dance Presents Snow White the Ballet
Oct 20 @ 7:00PM
Absolute Dance and Performing Arts presents Snow White an exhilarating 2 act ballet. Come join us to see Snow White, the evil…
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Polar Opposites: Cole Porter and Irving Berlin
Oct 20 @ 7:30PM
Irving Berlin was the son of a Jewish cantor who immigrated to the US from Siberia. He wrote around 1500 songs (including the…
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Concert: Black Lab and The Banjo
Oct 20 @ 9:30PM
Black Lab and The Banjo are local and play folk. Fox and The Hound are also local and play Americana. $5 cover gets you a…
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Tattoo's for Rescues
Oct 21 @ 10:00AM
Join us at Calamity Jane's Tattoo located at 803 North Ave., Grand Junction. Show your love for animals with your choice…
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