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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?
Family Fun Nights
Jul 30 @ 6:00PM
Bring your friends, family, and neighbors of all ages and join Palisade Recreation for some fun, active family games. Palisade…
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Dueling Guitars
Jul 30 @ 7:00PM
Dueling Guitars featuring Sam Benham, Cooper Shull, and John Coughran with special guest Tony Rosario
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Concert: Mutiny
Aug 01 @ 12:00AM
Happy Hours from 3-7 and midnight til 2.  Daily drink and shot specials.  Local rock band!
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Create with Color Creek
Aug 01 @ 3:00PM
Children’s Visiting Artist Series  Create with Color Creek Friday, August 1, 3-4pm Mary Hertert of Color Creek-Fiber…
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Back to School Beach Party
Aug 01 @ 5:00PM
Enjoy the last Friday of Summer Vacation with an evening of games and swimming at the Palisade Pool with the Back to School Beach…
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Benefit Concert Featuring Thomasina Russell
Aug 01 @ 6:45PM
August 1st  local artist Thomasina Russell will be performing at Two Rivers Center for Spiritual Living (251 Colorado…
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McInnis Canyons River Cleanup
Aug 02 @ 7:00AM
Bring your boat and join us! Saturday and Sunday August 2-3rd, CCA and BLM will host a river cleanup in the Loma to Westwater…
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