KXSF 102.5 FM To Begin Broadcasting July 10
SAN FRANCISCO — May 29, 2018 – KXSF 102.5 FM announced today that it will begin broadcasting in San Francisco on July 10. The launch of the Low Power-FM station is the culmination of seven years of work since the non-profit was launched in 2011 with the goal of returning community radio to San Francisco.
KXSF 102.5 FM will broadcast locally-produced programming 12 hours per day. KXSF 102.5 FM’s hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 10 p.m.-4 a.m. A programming schedule will be announced soon.
San Francisco Community Radio (SFCR) was created after the shutdown of KUSF 90.3 FM. A group of former volunteers at KUSF joined with members of the community to form the IRS-recognized 501(c)(3). SFCR was granted a “construction permit” to build a LPFM station in 2016.
“The launch of KXSF 102.5 FM has been a long time coming,” SFCR board member Damin Esper said. “It is thanks to the support of countless members of the community that we have arrived at this moment. We are excited to bring local programming back to the San Francisco airwaves and we look forward to serving the community well into the future.”
SFCR was formed to educate, engage, and inspire the residents of San Francisco by operating a community-focused, independent, educational broadcast radio station.
KXSF will continue to stream programming on the internet 24 hours a day at www.kxsf.fm.
LPFM stations are small stations with transmitters of 100 watts or less. The FCC created LPFM “to create a class of radio stations designed to serve very localized communities or underrepresented groups within communities.”
SFCR is in the midst of a capital campaign – “The Drive to 102.5” – to raise money to position SFCR as a viable non-profit. More information on the campaign is available at www.kxsf.fm.
KXSF 102.5 FM is a successor to KUSF 90.3 FM, an award-winning non-commercial educational station, broadcasting for over 33 years to the San Francisco community. KUSF broadcast groundbreaking music and cultural programs aimed at parts of the community ignored elsewhere on the broadcast dial. Since KUSF was sold in January, 2011, San Francisco has been without those programs on the airwaves.
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 sfcommunityradio.org and kxsf.fm 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 (sfcommunityradio.org, kxsf.fm and kxsf.fm), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
SFCR would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their financial support:
Babylon Burning http://www.babylontee.com
Barry Nadell Construction https://www.facebook.com/Nadell-Construction
Bruno’s Hauling http://www.brunoshauling.com
Charles Neal Selections http://charlesnealselections.com
Chiotras Grocery https://www.facebook.com/chiotrasgrocery/
Climb Real Estate http://www.climbsf.com/
Emo’s Place https://www.facebook.com/EmoscafeSF/
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative http://www.rainbow.coop
Tennessee Grill http://tennessee-grill.cafes-city.com/
The Music Store http://www.themusicstoresf.com/