Thank you for supporting KWTF! Supporters like you make community radio possible. Thank you for helping us not only sustain our programs, but continue to grow our station! We are proud of our accomplishments and plan to do more in the upcoming years.
KWTF is celebrating over four years of broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 88.1FM in Bodega Bay and streaming for over five years at www.kwtf.net. In 2016 and 2017, we installed a new telephone system for live on air call in shows, sponsored local events, moved and set up our new awesome studio in the SOFA Arts District, held ongoing DJ/programmer meetings and continued to grow our community programming.
We need your help to continue our success into the upcoming year. With your generous gift of $60, $120, $300 (for just $5, $10, $25 per month) you can help us reach these goals in 2018. Simply fill out the enclosed donation form to make your donation today. You can also donate online at www.kwtf.net/donate to this valuable resource. Your donation is deeply appreciated and helps us air music, arts, and community affairs programs that represent our diverse population.
In 2015 we launched a new website, held our first bowling fundraiser and KWTF was granted a license renewal that extends our broadcast license until 2020. In 2014 we built our production studio, bringing a new source of live radio to Sonoma County. In 2013 with a budget of just $22,000 we built a radio station and aired over 2,500 hours of unique programming, much of it locally produced. We need your help to continue this success in the upcoming year!
With your help we will be able to enhance our studio, hire staff, increase our programming and get our signal into central Sonoma County. In 2015 we transitioned to a no staff station due to budget restraints, which we want to change in the upcoming year. Our minimum budget for expanded studio operations is $50,000. Our minimum budget to expand our signal into Santa Rosa is $20,000. With your help we can reach these goals in the upcoming year!
In 2013 the Redwood Justice Fund generously gave KWTF a significant grant to support broadcast improvements and increase our grassroots donor base. KWTF is actively searching for new programmers, listeners, donors and volunteers (tell your friends!). Get involved today! We continue to be online at KWTF.net and you can listen on the TuneIn app on your device.
Here’s to a great new year. We’re The Future.
-All of us at KWTF Radio
KWTF & AFC Community FUNdraiser!
Big thank you to all that supported, volunteered and came out for The Arlene Francis Center / KWTF Sonoma County Fall Community Fun(draiser) on Sunday, November 12! We had a blast! This event included a food drive to benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank and a coat drive for One Warm Coat to help our community and those in need. Beer was generously provided by our good friends at Lagunitas Brewing Co. We love you Sonoma County, North Bay and beyond. Stay strong. Stay awesome.
Huge thank you to our awesome djs and performers including:
Temptation – a tribute to New Order
Lucky ol’ Bones (Santa Rosa)
Greg Dale ” Music ” and the Horse You Rode In On (Oakland)
Sad Party (Santa Rosa)
Soulistar (Santa Rosa)
Check Out KRJF
KWTF radio’s longtime supporters and partners, the Redwood Justice Fund, are building out a new local low power community radio station! The new station, KRJF, will be located in Santa Rosa and they need your help! For more information or to donate to their cause, check out their website at www.krjf.org.
Volunteer With KWTF
Kevin’s Top 10 Tracks
- “Eden” Makthaverskan from III
- “Fever Ray “IDK About You” from Plunge
- “Sugarboy” St. Vincent from Masseduction
- “These 3 Things” Ought Room from Inside the World
- “Come Down Her and Say That” Deerhoof from Mountain Moves
- “The Gate” Björk from Utopia
- “You’re Dreaming” Wolf Parade from Cry Cry Cry
- “Drive” R.E.M. from “Automatic For The People” (25th Anniversary Edition)
- “Case” Bleeding Knees Club from digital 7” single
- “Ventura Highway” America from Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970 – 1973
Music International’s Top 5 for 2017
MUSIC INTERNATIONAL’S TOP FIVE CDS/ALBUMS FOR 2017 AS HEARD ON KWTF:
- AMMOYE – THE LIGHT
- AHMAD JAMAL – MARSEILLE
- JAYME STONE’S FOLKLIFE
- TRIO DE KALI AND KRONOS QUARTET – LADILIKAN
- ORCHESTRA BAOBAB – TRIBUTE TO NDIOUGA DIENG
Wanna find out more about the shows on KWTF? Check out our website for more info here!
Five Years On KWTF
For those who are unaware, my show Deeper Roots (Friday nights at 9pm) just recently celebrated five years of broadcasting on KWTF. Who knew? Time flew quickly and for those that share my passion for American roots music you’ll know that I’m known to go to a number of wells that go deeper than the vintage and into the antiquity.
After all, the tag line on the show is “A Century of America’s Music”. But I also host a show featuring brand new Americana music Thursday mornings at 9am on KWTF called Blue Moon Americana. It’s where I get to share the music inspired, influenced, and derived from much of the roots music I play on Friday nights.
Details about upcoming broadcasts can be found on DeeperRootsRadio.com and, if you haven’t sampled the show, you can also download the podcasts (for Deeper Roots) at deeperroots.podomatic.com. But it’s always fresher when listening live…on Sonoma County’s own community voice, KWTF.
KWTF would like to thank the generosity of all of our supporters including Redwood Justice Fund and New World Library for their generous munificent gifts. Y’all rock and your support means the world to us! If you work for a company that offers matching gifts, please consider KWTF for your next donation.
KWTF has an exciting website to keep you in the loop about all things KWTF! The new site features more ways for you to stay up to date on our program schedule, shows, news & events, ways to donate, social media links, chat features and more! Check it out here!
Newsletter Posted by Desiree Poindexter.