KHOI Pledge Drive a Success

February 21, 2013 - 5:56pm -- Debbie

KHOI Community Radio thanks all of the individuals and local businesses that helped make the station’s first-ever on-air pledge drive a success. 

Nearing the Goal

The inaugural pledge drive took place on Friday, February 15.  Spurred on by an anonymous $25,000 donation received earlier in the week, volunteers took to the airwaves and raised an additional $3,000 during the daylong pledge drive. 

KHOI to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Programs

January 16, 2013 - 11:51am -- Anonymous (not verified)

KHOI, Pacifica Network and Democracy Now! take you to the steps of the Capital Building in Washington DC as the first African-American President of the United States Barack Obama takes the oath of office for his second term.

  • Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington.
  • One hundred and fifty years ago, the Emancipation Proclamation set the stage for ending slavery in the United States.

Mary Richards to Launch 'The Book Shelf' on KHOI

November 15, 2012 - 4:57pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

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)

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.


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