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KFMG is a "listener-supported" service of The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation.

Please consider helping KFMG to continue as "Your Community Voice" by providing financial assistance. You can easily contribute with a credit card through our supporters at Red Truck Tickets. Please visit Red Truck Tickets Contribution page for more details.


Contribute to KFMG 99.1

At the top of each hour we say: "KFMG is a 'listener-supported' service of The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation." That means that a significant portion of our revenues comes from people just like you. People who listen to KFMG and love what we do. Our absence from January through June of 2010 shows just how important that revenue is. Please consider helping KFMG to continue as "Your Community Voice" by providing financial assistance. You can easily do so by making a contribution with a credit card through our supporters at Red Truck Tickets. They are donating their services to us and are not taking any compensation from your contribution (other than passing through the credit card companies' processing fees). To donate using a credit card, please visit the Red Truck Tickets Contribution page.

You may also send a donation in the form of cash, check or money order directly to KFMG at the address on the Contact Us page.

Thank you very much for your support.

Donate to KFMG at Red Truck Tickets


In the News...

24 Oct
A Word With Patty Daniels
Posted in Station News
One of the interesting features that we have here at KFMG is A WORD WITH PATTY DANIELS.

Patty defines an interesting word, talks about its history or derivation, and uses it in a sentence. Entertaining AND informative!

Listen for the day's Word every Monday and Friday, around 10 minutes or so before the noon hour.

24 Oct
Beat Of The World with Corey Gella
Posted in Station News
World Beat indeed. His show is fresh. Totally unique music, totally informed host, totally cool World Beat Radio Live from Des Moines.

Corey Gella joins us as he takes us on a trip around the globe for the best in World Beat every Monday and Friday from 2 - 3 p.m. CT on BEAT OF THE WORLD.

Sounds from the Carribean, Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia to you on KFMG 99.1 FM and streaming that same globe at KFMG991.org!

24 Oct
Get your weekend started with The Gary Monte Show
Posted in Station News
Gary kicks off every weekend on KFMG with The Gary Monte Radio Problem on Friday night from 7 - 10 p.m.

Rock, Blues, and Jazz are all in the mix as Gary hits the studio and free-forms his selections to match the mood of the city. Sometimes down and dirty, sometimes up and rockin', always eclectic.

And yes, you can give Gary your feedback and song requests by going to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KFMG99.1. Be sure to click on the page's "Like" button, if you haven't already!

24 Oct
Green City with Lynnae Marty Hentzen
Posted in Station News
GREEN CITY airs each Friday from 9-9:30 a.m. Central, hosted by Lynnae Marty Hentzen. The show explores the actions necessary to help create a “sustainable city” with some of the metro's most inspiring eco heroes.

23 Oct
KFMG Fall Fun(d) Drive
Posted in Station News
As you may have noticed, if you’ve been listening, the 2014 Fall Fun(d) Drive is underway at KFMG. Every day, at the beginning of every hour we say: "KFMG is a 'listener-supported' service of The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation." That means that a significant portion of our income comes from people just like you. People who listen to KFMG and love what we do. People who don’t want us to go away again.

Our absence from January through June of 2010 shows just how important the financial support that you provide is. Please consider helping KFMG to continue as "Your Community Voice" by providing financial assistance. You can easily do so by making a contribution with a credit card through our supporters at Red Truck Tickets, at the top of this home page on the KFMG website, or by calling KFMG at 515-244-4145 or 244-4146, or by mailing a check or money order directly to KFMG at:

PO Box 41143
Des Moines, IA 50311

If you make a donation by mail, and you wish a premium, please indicate several options (as many of the premiums are in limited supply or are one-of-a-kind), and we’ll let you know what is available. If you are making a donation via the Red Truck Tickets link on this page, please also send us an email through the “contact us” page, and, if you’d like a premium item, again, please indicate several options, if you would. We’ll then reply with those items still available.

Below find the complete list of premiums available. Premium items are, of course, an incentive for you to donate, but they’re also a way for us to thank you, in a meaningful way, for your contribution. It really is an impressive list of items, and an equally impressive group of persons and entities donated all those goodies so that we can reward you, in a tangible manner, for helping Your Community Voice, KFMG-LP, 99.1FM.

Our thanks to everybody who donated items for the list below. Special thanks to the Hotel Fort Des Moines, and to Orchestrate Management. Without their support KFMG would not exist. Our thanks as well to The Flying Mango, providing incredibly tasty Mango meals to keep our Pledge Drive volunteers going, and to George Formaro and South Union Bread Company for their culinary contributions, as well.

And thank you very much for your support.

~ The staff and volunteers of KFMG ~

Premiums and Contribution Levels - 2014

At $25

CDs by artists KFMG is playing or has played

$10 Gift Card from Tasty Tacos

$15 gift certificate from ZZZ Records

Two general admission tickets to any Iowa Cubs 2015 game ($16 value)

$15 gift certificate from Wayback Records

At $50

A 4-week, one-person bachata course through Bachata Des Moines (value $45)

Voucher for 2 tickets for any upcoming show at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Good for the 2014-2015 season. (value ranges from $30 to $80 depending upon the show chosen)

REM’s Document (25th Anniversary Remastered 2-CD set)

Rounds of golf at Willow Creek Golf Course, Monday through Thursday

Set of “Live at KFMG” Blues artists [1 CD of blues artists recorded “Live at KFMG”]

Set of “Live at KFMG” performances by Iowa artists. 1 CD

Set of “Live at KFMG” performances by National artists in 2014 1 CD

Books by Jim Autry. Jim will autograph and personalize for the person making the contribution (value from $17 to $30)

1 pair of tickets for 1 Big Red Dog show ($50 contribution per pair)($20 - $40 value per pair)

11/01 – Steepwater Band – Gas Lamp
11/22 – Trampled Under Foot – Forte Entertainment Center

High Crest Fun Pak – 1 CD; 1 t-shirt (XL); 1 autographed poster

Caroline Smith Fun Pak – 1 autographed CD; pair of tickets to her performance at Vaudeville Mews on 11/22

KFMG T-Shirt - original black shirt with old logo (small)

KFMG T-shirt – white with new logo (various sizes)

DVD - Hybrid Pioneer – Local Artist Documentary film by Kristian Day (autographed by the filmmaker)
Robby Romero’s Who’s Gonna Save You – Motion Picture

Music DVDs
Bad Company – Live at Wembley
Paul Simon – Live in New York City (2 CDs; 1 DVD)
Queensryche – Mindcrime at the Moore
Michael Bolton – Live at Royal Albert Hall
Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion Project 2-DVD set
The Eagles – History of The Eagles – The Story of an American Band
Flight of the Conchords – Born to Folk – 2nd Season – HBO Series
David Sanborn – Live at Montreux 1984
Jackson Browne – I’ll Do Anything – Live in Concert
Simply Red – Live at Montreux 2003
Tony Bennett – Duets II

Copy of Tough Times Don’t Last by Grady Champion – autographed by Grady
Copy of Invisible Stars by Everclear - autographed by - Art Alexakis
Copy of Classics by Susan Werner – autographed by Susan
Copy of Hayseed by Susan Werner – autographed by Susan
Copy of Voyageur by Kathleen Edwards – autographed by Kathleen
Copy of Harlequin Dream CD and poster – autographed by Boy and Bear
Copy of Lou, by Joseph Arthur (tribute to Lou Reed) – autographed by Joseph
Copy of World on Fire by 28 North – autographed by all 4 band members
Copy of American Throat by Will Daily – autographed by Will
Copy of Truth Be Told by Roxi Copland – autographed by Roxi
Copy of Southeastern by Jason Isbell – autographed by Jason
Copy of Someone Like You (2013 EP) by Adrian Duffy & The Mayo Brothers – autographed by Adrian Duffy

Copy of Rod – The Autobiography by Rod Stewart

Vinyl and CD copy of 33 and a Third Anniversary Tour by The Blue Band
Copy of The Bootleg Series, Volume 9, the Witmark Demos 1962-64 by Bob Dylan (two-CD set with booklet)

$25 gift certificate from Americana

$25 gift card from Gateway Market

$25 gift certificate from Waterfront Seafood

$25 gift card from Raccoon River Brewing Company

$25 gift card from Zombie Burger

$25 gift card from Django

$25 gift card from Gusto Pizza

$25 gift card from Jethro’s BBQ

$25 gift card good at either Dos Rios or Big City Burgers and Greens

$25 gift card from Malo

One WHOLE MEGILLAH from Maccabee's Deli ($20 value)

Pair of tickets for Little Big Fest

Copy of Unplugged by Eric Clapton – Deluxe Edition reissue 2 CDs/1DVD

Copy of Moondance by Van Morrison – Expanded Edition reissue – 2 CDs

Here Come The Mummies package - 1 T-shirt (large); 1 hat; one coffee cup

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) from Delta Machine, signed by three members of Depeche Mode

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) from R.E.V.O. signed by all 5 members of Walk Off the Earth

Green Zone Gift Packet from Linda Mason Hunter – 1 Green Clean book (autographed); 1 Three Green Rats book (autographed); ($35 value)

Still sealed brand new hardback book: Building a Legend: First Act Guitars by Alan Light and Jay Blakesberg

Two tickets for the presentation of Bolshoi Ballet: The Legend of Love, showing at the Jordan Creek 20 with XD on Sunday October 26 2014, only ($40 value)

Two tickets to the National Theatre of Great Britain’s broadcast of Frankenstein.
Captured from the National Theatre in 2011, this special, award-winning re-broadcast will be shown on Monday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. both nights; at Movies 12 in AMES, and Jordan Creek 20 in West Des Moines. ($40 value)

Copy of The Who Hits 50! – Two-CD set just out, featuring a career retrospective and the first newly recorded Who song in 8 years, “Be Happy”

Copy of R-Kive, a three-CD career retrospective of both Genesis recordings and Genesis-member solo recordings.

Copy of Appaloosa, the latest CD from jazz/funk bassist Tony Saunders, plus an autographed 8x10 color photo of Tony (and his bass)

Man’s or woman’s haircut at Pope’s on 35th Street ($25 value)

At $75

Pair of tickets for Jason Isbell at Hoyt Sherman Place, 2/15/15

Two all-access passes to this year’s Little Big Fest, presented by The Des Moines Music Coalition, featuring a variety of legendary Iowa songwriters playing at venues around downtown Des Moines on November 21st and 22nd

Paul Kelly A to Z Box Set (8 CDs) (Australian singer/songwriter)

Gift certificate for two persons for a four-week group dancing class from Louisito Cabrera and Salsa Des Moines ($85 value)

$40 Gift card from Joseph A. Bank – Men’s clothier

Brand new and still sealed out-of-print Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack to Ken Burn’s documentary The War. Four CDs and a booklet. From Legacy Records/Sony Music

Set of CDs from local artists who are played on KFMG, including a CD of “Live at KFMG” performances

Autographed poster from the release Washington Square Serenade by Steve Earle

The Rounder Records Story - Box Set (4 CDs)

From Outback Promotions - a pair of tickets for Sarah Jaroz and The Milk Carton Kids at Hoyt Sherman Place on 11/2/14

Copy of The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957 on CASSETTE (3-cassette box set with 32-page booklet [very lightly used])

Pair of tickets for Eric Vloeimans at Caspe Terrace ($60 value)

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) of the self-titled Columbia debut, signed by both members of The Civil Wars

Copy of Never My Love: The Anthology, a four-CD career retrospective from Donny Hathaway

Deluxe KFMG Howlin’ Brothers package. Includes an autographed copy of their debut recording, Howl, the Sun Studio Session EP, and the new album, Trouble

At $100

2-day pass for 80/35 – 2015 – Downtown Des Moines

Copy of Moondance by Van Morrison – Deluxe Edition – 4 CDs; 1 Blu-ray DVD

Rod Stewart package – Copy of Rod – The Autobiography by Rod Stewart and an autographed copy of Time, the first CD of new material by Rod Stewart in a decade

Voucher for a pair of tickets to the Temple Comedy Series production of Murder for Two which will play March 10-15 ($90 value)

At $150

Set of “Live at KFMG” CDs [6-CD set of national artists “Live at KFMG”]

The (nearly) Complete Paul Kelly package – Special Edition of Paul’s The Memoir (book) and The A to Z Box Set (8 CDs of new, live recordings); and Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits (2-CD set); and Paul’s latest CD, Spring and Fall

At $275

Set of “Uncle Ronnie’s Acoustic Rarities” [14-CD set which includes 6 CDs of artists recorded “Live at KFMG”]

At $300

Pizza party for 20 from Gusto Pizza – either location. 7 large Signature Pizzas; house salad for 20; non-alcoholic beverages ($250 value)

At $400

The Java Jews will perform at your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Hog Roast or Pool Party. ($400 value) (1) (Abe says that for $500 they will NOT show up! JJ)

20 Oct
Brian Holtz worth staying up for
Posted in Station News
He's BACK!!! Join Brian Holtz for a little irreverence and lots of great music on THE OVERNIGHT. It's every weeknight, four great hours, starting at 10 p.m Central.

Friendly, conversational, it's The Overnight with Brian Holtz.

20 Oct
The 5:01 Blues every weekday
Posted in Station News
Ron Sorenson hosts the "5:01 Blues" segment every weekday at... 5:01 p.m.!
Ron spins two Blues tracks and occasionally will throw in a bonus tune, as well...

So get your dose of the Blues on KFMG every weekday at 5:01!

16 Jun
The Green Zone with Linda Mason Hunter
Posted in Station News
Take a minute or two to slip into The Green Zone. It's all about taking care of you, your family and the planet. Linda Mason Hunter is an award-winning author and nationally-recognized expert in the fields of green living and home ecology. Linda offers very basic tips to incorporate into your daily living to make Earth a better place.

4 times every day at approx. 2:50 a.m., 6:50 a.m., 4:50 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. It's another gift to the world from Des Moines on KFMG991.org.

For more information see www.hunterink.com. Contact her directly at Linda@HunterInk.com.

16 Jun
One Word After Another with Jim Autry
Posted in Station News
One of our most popular features. Yeah, it's poetry, but this isn't about Bambi in the meadow by a babbling brook ... it's totally up in your grill. Confrontational, emotional, powerful, and boy, does it ever make you think. This is GREAT stuff.

Take five and get a dose of Spoken Word every day at 3 a.m., 8 a.m., 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. CT on KFMG 99.1 FM and www.kfmg991.org.

15 Jun
Join us on Facebook!
Posted in Station News
Hey, Facebook and KFMG fans... you can also follow KFMG at our official Facebook page!

Go to www.facebook.com/KFMG99.1 and click on the "like" button and it will be easy to get quick updates on what is going on in the world of KFMG 99.1 FM - Your Community Voice and Des Moines' "Best Radio Station" as determined by you, our loyal listeners!