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

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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.

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In the News...

02 Aug
WOMEN WHO COOK is NOT another food show!!!
Posted in Station News
... unless you consider great music FOOD FOR THE SOUL. Kim Samuelson has been hosting the show dating all the way back to the early '90s on KFMG. To add to the confusion, Kim is well known as an accomplished cook and restaurateur but all of the cooking on her radio show is done out of the kitchen and on the concert stage and recording studio.

WOMEN WHO COOK. Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. Central Time.

Good and good for you.

02 Aug
Sunday Acoustic Brunch with Ron Sorenson
Posted in Station News
Wooden music, pure and natural. Another great show from Uncle Ronnie, presented every Sunday morning from 10 am to noon.

Finish up your Sunday mornings with some music that will ease you into the rest of the day with the guy that knows music and loves to bring the good stuff to you!

Sunday Acoustic Brunch... hmm, hmmm... good and tasty...

02 Aug
IOWA HOMEGROWN reports bumper crop of talent
Posted in Station News
IOWA HOMEGROWN, with a rotating host of hosts, is broadcast live from the KFMG studios every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Homegrown is all about IOWA music and usually features guests playing live sets. It's fun and unpredictable live radio each Sunday.

Here is a list of the upcoming hosts of Iowa Homegrown (all of them being musicians themselves): Brian Joens (also host of "Dirt Road Radio"), Tina Haase Findlay & Brandon Findlay (bella soul), Aaron Earl Short & Kat Darling (High Crest), Andy Fleming (Brother Trucker), Jason Walsmith (The Nadas), James Biehn, along with original and long-time host, Jeff Blanchard (Mr. Baber's Neighbors).

Iowa Homegrown! Its the Iowa music show that Iowa musicians listen to on 99.1 FM and worldwide at www.KFMG991.org.

02 Aug
You want World Class Jazz? Sunday on KFMG!
Posted in Station News
Sunday Jazz has become a regular habit for many KFMG listeners.

Cecil White is the host of THE SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ SHOW, providing the perfect Sunday morning soundtrack with contemporary, classic, instrumental and vocal Jazz. Hear for yourself why thousands start every Sunday with KFMG on the SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ SHOW.

Abe Goldstien hosts STRAIGHT NO CHASER every Sunday evening from 5 -8 p.m., bringing to KFMG a full THREE hours of Jazz... straight up, no chaser. Monk may have said it best, but he isn't the only one who said it... STRAIGHT NO CHASER is serious Jazz for serious fans. This ain't no downstream, candy-coated elevator music. If you like Jazz, welcome to Abe's world.

Bob Hunter gives us another TWO hours of great Jazz with his show, SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE SAVOY, featuring Jazz vocalists singing those classic Jazz standards... tune in from 8 - 10 p.m. every Sunday night to experience some smooth, soothing sounds...

Cecil White is the host of C NOTES, a contemporary Jazz show Sunday night from 10 p.m. - 12 midnight, returning for some late night Jazz excursions to finish up your Sunday evenings in smooth and hip style... right here at KFMG 99.1 FM in Des Moines or worldwide at www.kfmg991.org...

12 Jul
Summer of Change for KFMG
Posted in Station News
Hello KFMG listeners. Here’s some information about what looks to be a “Summer of Change” here at KFMG.

Many of you remember our battle with Truth Broadcasting over their attempt to move from Boone to Johnston several years ago. Well, they didn’t give up, and were recently approved by the FCC to move from Boone to Huxley. That still brings them close enough to Des Moines, that KFMG will be required to change frequency or go off the air. Fortunately, we have already been approved by the FCC to change frequency from 99.1 to 98.9. It’s just the next frequency down the dial!! We’ll give you as much notice about the move as we can, but it will likely occur within the next month or so.

As if that wasn’t enough, you are probably aware that the Hotel Fort Des Moines has been sold. It WILL, finally, close for renovation sometime this summer or early fall. By that time KFMG will need to find a permanent new home, as we will not be coming back to the Fort Des Moines once renovation has been completed.

We are still looking for space which is suited for a radio station. We need about 1500 square feet of space, which would ideally be divided into four or five rooms—although we could live with three. We’d most like to have space in or very near to downtown. Best would be a 9-12 story building with space for studios and offices on an upper floor, and rooftop access for our antenna.

AND, because we are currently in donated facilities, the new space needs to be donated, as well. If you have any ideas, suggestions or leads, PLEASE contact us via the KFMG website at kfmg991.org, or give us a call on the office telephone at 244-4145.


Ron Sorenson
General Manager
Des Moines, IA
01 Mar
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.

01 Mar
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.

01 Mar
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!