Mission Statement

KAFM is a member-supported, volunteer-oriented community radio station dedicated to excellence and diversity in musical, cultural and public service programming. KAFM fills a vital role in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado as an accessible forum for the presentation of music, arts, culture and information by and for the local community.

About Community Powered KAFM

KAFM is the only local community radio station in Grand Junction, Colorado, one of less than 700 in the entire country, providing both eclectic music programming and special interest talk shows to listeners in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado and beyond. We're powered by over 250 passionate volunteers and an incredible corps of talented and vibrant announcers that you hear on-the-air at 88.1 in Grand Junction, and at 96.9 in the Peach and Wine Country of Palisade, Colorado. Our On-Air Announcers make KAFM truly "Community Powered" Radio.

In 1992, a small group of dedicated and civic-minded citizens sat down to discuss the possibility of creating a locally owned, operated, and programmed community radio station in Grand Junction. Seven years later, the station made its first broadcast. Today, while media consolidation continues, KAFM continues to grow stronger every year. The recipe for this success story is quite simple: provide a place where local folks can program music genres with a human touch, be accessible by all people and organizations in the community so they can share valuable resources to the listening audience, and to provide an open platform where all viewpoints are welcome.

KAFM is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
KAFM makes accessible a series of public documents and information as part of our commitment to honoring our Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) requirements, which provides a portion of our annual support. 

View KAFM's Public File with the FCC 

Our Solar Initiative

During the week of April 6, 2008, the switch was thrown, and as fast as an electron KAFM's dream to become the first partially solar-powered radio station in the Grand Valley became a reality. If you've driven by the station at 1310 Ute Avenue, you've seen the 20 180-watt panels now lining the top perimeter of the building. These panels reduce KAFM's power bills by up to 30%, and represent the station's commitment to steward its resources in an intelligent, sustainable and responsible way.

KAFM's solar power system would not have been possible without the generous dedication of High Noon Solar, the local company that designed and installed the system.

High Noon Solar specializes in residential and commercial solar installation in Western Colorado, and can be reached at (970) 241-0209.

Support KAFM

KAFM is community radio and exists based on the support of listeners like you! Please help keep KAFM on the air by making a contribution or becoming a Monument Member!

Upcoming Events

Music in the Grapevines

May 24 @ 7:00PM
Settle in for an evening with the Grand Valley's favorite band, Stray Grass, on the lawn of Two…

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KAFM Board Meeting

May 25 @ 5:30PM

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Cup-A-Joe in The Radio Room

May 26 @ 7:00PM
Cup-a-Jo has been playing Colorado since 1996, and has established themselves as one of the finest…

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Vail Comedy Festival

May 27 @ 12:00PM
Vail Comedy Festival is three days of laughs with headliners from The Comedy Store, Comedy Cellar,…

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JAKE OWEN

May 27 @ 7:00PM
Before becoming a country music sensation, Florida-born Joshua “Jake” Owen dreamed of…

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Celtic Woman

May 27 @ 7:30PM
Celtic Woman Live at the Historic Avalon Theatre! In the fourteen years since its 2005 debut, global…

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Community Resources

In an effort to support our community's public health and the well-being of our local business community, we will be adding updates and resources regrading COVID-19. Please check our Community Resources page for full details.

Podcasts

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