San Francisco Community Radio

December 28, 2017

Happy, happy New Year to all of you! We hope you’ve had a great holiday season so far and are looking forward to celebrating the beginning of 2018. Do you know why? Because KXSF 102.5 FM will be going on the air sometime in 2018!

Help us celebrate by donating before the old year ends – if you do, you can write it off your 2017 taxes to the fullest extent allowed by law!

This long, long journey is coming to an end and we’re sure you’re just as excited about the new station as we are. Nearly seven years ago, when KUSF 90.3 FM was shut down, we never knew how hard this fight to return community radio to the San Francisco airwaves would be. We just knew that we had to do whatever it takes to bring back a vibrant source of music, cultural programming and news to you, our loyal listeners.

Now is a good time to get your donation in, before 2017 ends. We can’t tell you how the new tax laws will affect you. We can only remind you that a donation now counts toward the 2017 tax year. Give before December 31 to take advantage!

You can write us a check, made out to “San Francisco Community Radio.” Mail it to:

San Francisco Community Radio P.O. Box 170697 San Francisco, CA 94117

You can also use PayPal. You can use a credit card there. Signing up for an account is free and easy. Our account is

Already donated? Thanks! Maybe you can spare a bit more now? Haven’t donated? Now is the time!

Need a donor acknowledgment letter for tax purposes? Ask for one, either in the memo field or with a note. We will get those out at the end of the year.

We are building what we believe will the best community radio station in the world – KXSF 102.5 FM! We set a goal of $80,000 by the end of the year and have raised $54,000, or 67 percent of the goal. That’s amazing! You guys are the best!

Help us get closer. The more we raise, the sooner we can be on the air. We’re buying equipment, including a transmitter, antenna, connections to Sutro Tower and the equipment that alerts you when there’s a local disaster. The #driveto1025 has been a success! Help us over the finish line!

SFCR is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Any amount helps – $10, $25, $50, $100. If you can spare the money to write a bigger check, we can tell you that this is a great cause and you will be making a difference to countless high school and college students here in the Bay Area who are interested in radio.

We are so excited at KXSF 102.5 FM to return true community radio to the San Francisco airwaves. We’re looking forward to bringing you your favorite shows as well as exciting new programming, student DJs and long-time community members. We used to call KUSF your “Cultural Oasis” and we want KXSF to be the same!

Know somebody who might be interested in donating to us? Please pass this letter along!

Monthly benefits

We hold monthly events at the 540 Club (540 Clement Street, SF). Every second Sunday we have the Music Pub Quiz at the 540 Club – the next one will be January 14. The quiz usually starts around 8 p.m. and is free to play. We ask for donations and anybody who donates $10 to us gets Happy Hour prices 7-10 p.m. Prizes include tickets to the best shows and a grab bag of records. Think you know your music trivia? Come out and prove it!

We also have a monthly DJ night at the 540 Club on the fourth Saturday of every month. The next one is scheduled for January 27. Come out and listen to the punk rock provided by your favorite KXSF DJs!

You can keep up to date on all of our events at our Save KUSF and San Francisco Community Radio Facebook pages (like them now!) and at and page. All the latest news is there as well as information about all our great shows that you love so much!


We have continued to work to beef up our underwriting program, soliciting local businesses to present the wonderful programming you’ve come to expect from us over our San Francisco Community Radio Internet stream. Underwriters are thanked during the program they underwrite as well as during other programs. They are also thanked on our websites (, and, Facebook pages and in this newsletter.

If you are interested in underwriting a program, or know somebody who would, please contact us. Treasurer Damin Esper can be reached at

That’s all for now. Don’t forget, we’re working hard to bring your favorite community radio station back to the San Francisco airwaves!

As always, thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon at one of our events!


San Francisco Community Radio

Our Underwriters

SFCR would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their financial support:

Babylon Burning

Barry Nadell Construction

Bruno’s Hauling

Charles Neal Selections

Chiotras Grocery


Climb Real Estate

Emo’s Place


Rainbow Grocery Cooperative

Tennessee Grill

The Music Store

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