Arnie Arnesen, "Ms.Polical Chowder"and "Dr. Politics" Steffen Schmidt faced off on the hot topics of the day at a fundraiser held for KHOI on May 1 at the Ames Society for the arts. Approximatley 130 KHOI supporters came out for dinner and discussion. Schmidt and Arnesen agreed, by popular demand, to air a program to be broadcast simultaneously on KHOI and WNHN - Arnesen's station in Concord, New Hampshire - that will feature their political commentary and dialogue, similar to "Politics Day," their former program on Iowa Public Radio. To date, $8,650.00 were raised. Some additional funds are coming in the mail as a result of the fund raiser. We hope the letters keep coming as we approach our $10,000 goal for this event!
In an interview with the Ames Tribune, Arnesen spoke about the value of community radio to our local area: "A Community radio... is a place where you can pull more ideas out and...the difference is we have the time..."