Doug Brown Reading of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' to Air This Weekend

December 21, 2012 - 11:46am -- ursula

Join Pat Brown and KHOI for the Doug Brown reading of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. The reading of this work  was first made famous in central Iowa by the late Doug Brown, who spent decades hosting "The Book Club" on WOI-AM 640. Pat Brown, Doug's widow, will introduce this classic of Ames culture with a few words about who Doug was and what he meant to our community. KHOI reporter Debbie Bunka will also share a brief description of Charles Dickens's creation of the novella "The Christmas Carol," and the times that produced such a story. The reading will be presented in two installments : Saturday December 22 from 9 - 11 PM and Sunday December 23 from 9 - 11 PM.


Mary Richards to Launch 'The Book Shelf' on KHOI

November 15, 2012 - 4:57pm -- Anonymous (not verified)
Mary Richards will host the first episodes of KHOI's new show "The Book Shelf"

Lovers of the written and spoken word will be able to enjoy both this Monday, when KHOI airs the first episode of “The Book Shelf.” Scheduled to air at 9 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the show will enlist central Iowans to read books by central Iowans. The first book it will feature is “Discovering the Body,” a mystery novel by the Ames native Mary Howard.

KHOI to Host 'Wall-Signing' Events for Founding Donors

November 6, 2012 - 2:24pm -- Anonymous (not verified)
Ursula Ruedenberg, interim station manager, details the "Founders' Wall" in the KHOI studio

As KHOI nears its goal of raising $40,000, the KHOI team will celebrate its progress during two parties in the coming weeks. Both will take place in the former Ames Pantorium building on 410 Douglas from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first will fall on Friday, Nov. 9. The second will fall on the following Friday, Nov. 16.

KHOI Surpasses Kickstarter Fundraising Goal, Looks to the Future

September 17, 2012 - 6:34pm -- Anonymous (not verified)
 Shown on the left is an image of KHOI's current makeshift studio. KHOI's Kickstarter campaign is helping to raise funds to build a real studio that will enable live radio broadcasts.


After months of seeking donations through the crowd funding website Kickstarter, KHOI Community Radio surpassed its fundraising goal last week, receiving even more than the $12,000 it sought.

The benefactors who donated the critical goal-surpassing sum were Erv and Janet Klaas, the second of whom made a Sept. 14 visit to the station and wrote a check for $300.

“I rounded up,” she said, giving her reason for donating more than the station strictly needed.

The KHOI team received the couple’s gift gratefully. Ursula Ruedenberg, interim station manager, said that the station now had to raise only $30,000 more to finance the construction of a broadcast studio.

“This is a milestone,” Ruedenberg said. “It’s a quarter of what we need.”

Kickstarter, a fundraising site for creative projects, imposes an unusual condition on the money raised through it. If support seekers fail to raise the amount they’re aiming to by a given deadline, they receive nothing, no matter how closely they approximate their aim....

KHOI to Commence Classical Broadcasts Sept. 15

September 14, 2012 - 12:53pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

Fans of classical music need turn their dials no further than 89.1 FM this weekend, when KHOI will air its first slate of classical programs.

Roger Berger, a retired Iowa State University professor, will lead the station’s venture into another genre with his show “Saturday Afternoon Opera,” which will air weekly from noon to 3 p.m.

Berger said his programs, which will present excerpts from his favorite composers’ work, would span the different epochs of opera’s development.

KHOI to Broadcast Programs for 11 Days of Global Unity 2012

September 10, 2012 - 10:24am -- Anonymous (not verified)

In celebration of 11 Days of Global Unity, a time during which all are enjoined to work for worldwide peace, KHOI 89.1 FM will be broadcasting a series of 11 programs. Starting Sept. 11, KHOI will air the programs at 8 a.m., 1 p.m and 8 p.m on each of the 11 days. The programs will call listeners to serve, respect and learn from others. All programs will be produced by the central Iowa chapter of 11 Days of Global Unity. 

Though the event has been celebrated since 2004, Heather Withers, an Ames resident and ordained minister of the Unity Church, first committed herself to it in 2008, when she learned about it through her ministry.

Though more than a decade has passed since planes struck the two towers of the World Trade Center, Withers still recalls the global fear those strikes evoked.


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