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.

About Community Powered KAFM

KAFM is the only local community radio station in Grand Junction, Colorado, one of less than 700 in the entire country, providing both eclectic music programming and special interest talk shows to listeners in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado and beyond. We're powered by over 250 passionate volunteers and an incredible corps of talented and vibrant announcers that you hear on-the-air at 88.1 in Grand Junction, and at 96.9 in the Peach and Wine Country of Palisade, Colorado. Our On-Air Announcers make KAFM truly "Community Powered" Radio.

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!

Upcoming Events

WHISKEY MYERS

Aug 11 @ 6:30PM
Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 2,000 live shows since their emergence in…

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Eric Ramsey in Concert

Aug 12 @ 5:00PM
Free outdoor summer concert series - Bring a lawn chair - Full service bar opens at 4:30 PM

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Rupert Wates in Concert

Aug 13 @ 7:00PM
An eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret.

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Music in the Grapevines

Aug 16 @ 7:00PM
Settle in for an evening of with Donny Morales and Glenn Patterson and their acoustic funk and soul…

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Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears

Aug 18 @ 7:00PM
Rocky Mountain's own Folk String Duo - Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears revel in the endless…

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Silverton Summer Sounds Music Series

Aug 19 @ 6:00PM
Join us under the stars for Silverton Creative District’s Summer Sounds Music Series,…

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Community Resources

In an effort to support our community's public health and the well-being of our local business community, we will be adding updates and resources regrading COVID-19. Please check our Community Resources page for full details.

Podcasts

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