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.

KAFM The Voice of Our Community

KAFM is the dba of Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc., and is the only local community radio station in Grand Junction, Colorado, providing the largest variety of music programming 365 days a week, 24/7.
 
KAFM never misses a day to use its airwaves for the greater good ... to build a better, more connected, thriving community. KAFM’s slogan as “The Voice of Our Community,” provides specialty interest talk shows and podcasts from local and regional Civic, Educational and Charitable Resources for our listeners.
 
All of KAFM’s announcers and show hosts are volunteers, who personally curate a huge variety of commercial free music. Broadcasting at 88.1 FM in Grand Junction, and at 96.9 FM in the Peach and Wine Country of Palisade, Colorado, KAFM also Streams their broadcast online and has a new KAFM App where listeners can tune-in on their mobile devices.
 
As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), KAFM and relies on the generosity of donations from Individuals, Corporations and Foundations to ensure its operations.
 


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 continues to grow stronger every year. The recipe for this success story is quite simple: provide a place where local folks can program music genres with a human touch, be accessible by all people and organizations in the community so they can share valuable resources to the listening audience, and to provide an open platform where all viewpoints are welcome.

KAFM is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

KAFM makes accessible a series of public documents and information as part of our commitment to honoring our Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) requirements, which provides a portion of our annual support. 

View KAFM's Public File with the FCC 

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.

Support KAFM

KAFM is community radio and exists based on the support of listeners like you! Please help keep KAFM on the air by making a contribution or becoming a Monument Member!

KAFM Community Calendar & Events
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Upcoming Events

Live Music

Jun 23 @ 2:00PM
Big Swig is a Palisade Band that presents an unforgettable show. Founded in 2023 , Big Swig…

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KAFM Board Meeting

Jun 26 @ 5:30PM
The KAFM Board of Directors will be meeting in open session on this date at KAFM Community Radio…

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Moab Free Concert Series

Jun 28 @ 6:00PM
The Moab Free Concert Series presents a family friendly free live music performance at Swanny City…

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Hugh Phillips Band

Jun 28 @ 7:00PM
KAFM Presents The Hugh Phillips Band Live in the Radio Room. Colorado Country at its best! The Hugh…

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Podcasts

Want to listen to more podcast? No problem, we have our previous podcasts available for you on demand. Browse Our Collection








 


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