Radio Free Fargo owns and operates KRFF-LP on 95.9 FM in the Fargo-Moorhead area. We are a non-commercial, nonprofit radio station operated by community volunteers. Radio Free Fargo is a registered 501c3 organization that is fully supported through listener donations, small business underwriting, and proceeds from station-sponsored events.
Radio Free Fargo has joined the world-known crowdfunding site Patreon.com to provide a way for our listeners and supporters to easily contribute.
Starting March 1st, 2016, KRFF 95.9 will be reaching out to our listeners to become patrons. Donations from Patrons will help keep the station on the air and improve the quality of our programming.
By donating a monthly pledge of $5 or more, listeners can earn rewards from the station. Rewards include stickers, shirts and a pair of tickets to every KRFF event. Our Patreon pledge drive will continue through the end of the month.
Radio Free Fargo was formed in 1999 and launched KNDS 105.9 in 2004. Fargo’s first LP-FM was shared with NDSU using a license registered under the Alliance for Arts and Humanities. In 2009 the station frequency changed to 96.3 and remained jointly operated.
Radio Free Fargo assumed the assets of a local LP-FM that had been off air for several months in the summer of 2015. Radio Free Fargo launched KRFF-LP FM on August 29th, 2015. At that time, we split away from KNDS.
KRFF-LP includes local talk and music programs such as:
Peace Talk Radio (local and global current events),
The Orange Show (rock through the decades),
Radio Red-E (weekly new music and social commentary), and
Rebel Lego Radio (hip-hop from classic to current).
Tasks such as building a brand new studio with and all of the software and gear to get us on air have placed a strain on our volunteer resources.
Milestone 1 Purchase music scheduling software $800
this will allow the station to program the music you hear outside of our live radio shows, and maintain a consistent and appealing sound.
Milestone 2 Acquire a yearly subscription to CMJ $400 per year
CMJ New Music Report is the definitive resource for college and non-commercial radio airplay. By subscribing, we are able to report our weekly airplay in order to secure new music from record labels and artists. We also get access to music before its official release date.
Milestone 3 Studio and tower site rent $7200 per year
Milestone 4 Axia studio console $9500
A new digital studio console will replace our aging mixing board with a state-of-the-art unit that is much easier to manage.