KHOI Local Talk Goes Live

November 19, 2013 - 3:13pm -- ron

Hannah Dankbar

KHOI’s Local Talk program can now be heard live! Tune in at 7:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to hear volunteer reporters interview other community members about local events, stories, and topics. This is the first talk program to go live at KHOI; with more to come when the production studio is completed.

New KHOI Studio Coming Soon!

October 21, 2013 - 3:20pm -- ron

KHOI has been hard at work preparing for a new studio. Funds are mostly raised and the design is drawn out; all that is left is construction, which is set to start soon. Plans include a live broadcast area and two recording studios projected to be complete before the end of the year. The main broadcast studio will be larger than a commercial radio station’s studio; the goal is to create a broadcast space that is community-friendly.

KHOI Interviews Ames City Council Candidates

September 26, 2013 - 2:20am -- ursula

Sept. 25, 2013

With Ames’ four Ward boundaries redrawn in 2011 and three of the current six council members not seeking reelection, The Ames City Council will have at least two, and as many as four, new members next year. Five of the council’s six seats – the most seats ever on one ballot in at least 30 years* – plus the mayoral race will be on the ballot.

 KHOI Community Radio, 89.1 FM, invited the public to hear the candidates appearing on the Nov, 5 ballot discussed the issues with journalist Lauris Olson during a series of broadcasts of the program, Local Talk, starting Monday, Sept. 30, and continued Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 4. Three candidates will appear live each day, answering questions from Olson and listeners from 7 to 7:55 a.m., with show rebroadcasts at noon and 7 p.m. the same day.

To hear these Local Talk programs on the web:

President's Speech on Syria Broadcast On KHOI

September 10, 2013 - 3:26pm -- paulhertz

KHOI interrupted their regularly scheduled programming tonight to bring you President Obama’s address to the nation on the Syrian crisis. The speech was carried live. There was be commentary and analysis until 9 p.m. The president’s speech culminated a weeklong media blitz urging military action against Syria for its use of poison gas in its civil war.

KHOI Celebrates Its First Year On the Air

September 2, 2013 - 12:15pm -- paulhertz

KHOI Community Radio invites the public to celebrate its first year of radio broadcasting on Saturday, September 7th. Celebrations will occur in two consecutive events in downtown Ames, including a party at the station's headquarters with cake and performers, followed by a free concert at Cafe Diem. KHOI actually dates its birth to August 17, when it officially commenced regular broadcasting. Anniversary celebrations were postponed until September 7th to accommodate vacation times.

The September 7th celebrations will begin at 5:00 PM at KHOI's headquarters at 410 Douglas Avenue (the Ames Pantorium building).  Refreshments will be served, including a birthday cake provided by KHOI and HyVee. Myra Henderson, from Boone, will give a live musical performance, along with surprise guests. 

Celebrations will continue at Cafe Diem at 229 Main Street in Ames from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a live performance by Tom and Doug, along with musicians Joe Bezek, Will Stone, Knitmaster SSK, Dot-Com Girl, and others. Tom and Doug are the stars of “The Tom and Doug Show” a music and comedy show that airs weekly on KHOI at 11:30 on Saturday mornings and also syndicates nationally.  They describe themselves as the “the second best jazz-rock-ragtime-blues-comedy-rap-polka bands among New Jersey/Iowa duos.” Thomas Florek is from Princeton, New Jersey and Doug Gentile is an Ames resident and professor of psychology at Iowa State University.

Gentile said, “There's always a lot of uproar when Tom and I actually get to see each other in the same place and we want to share the brouhaha. Everyone, come and party with us at Cafe Diem on the 7th! It's free. But we ask that you still bring your checkbook and be a part of KHOI's financial success in their second broadcast year.”

“We certainly want to spread the fun and excitement about what has been accomplished so far. And  we want to thank everyone who has made this first year possible. KHOI belongs to the Central Iowa community.” said KHOI station manager Ursula Ruedenberg. 

KHOI 89.1 FM is a non-commercial, community-based radio station serving Central Iowa.  They welcome participation from all parts of the community, and welcome all voices, regardless of their perspectives, to discuss issues and entertain.  KHOI’s mission is to build community through communication.  

For more information about KHOI Community Radio, call (515) 292-2878 or visit


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