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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?
Modest Mouse at Las Colonias Park Amphitheater
Sep 21 @ 6:00PM
Modest Mouse LIVE at the Las Colonias Park Amphitheater! Modest Mouse formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and has become, over…
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Modest Mouse
Sep 21 @ 7:00PM
Modest Mouse formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and has become, over the past two decades, the indie rock gold standard: One…
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Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra
Sep 21 @ 7:30PM
Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9: From the New World opens the GJSO’s 41st Season along with Young Artist winner Mi Ou Lee…
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Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra
Sep 22 @ 3:00PM
Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9: From the New World opens the GJSO’s 41st Season along with Young Artist winner Mi Ou Lee…
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An Evening with Herb Alpert
Sep 24 @ 7:30PM
Herb Alpert, legendary leader of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, is an American music icon and co-founder of A & M…
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KAFM Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 25 @ 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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