Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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:
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.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allows businesses to underwrite or fund programs on KRFF 95.9, but it does not allow commercial advertising. KRFF 95.9 is dependent on underwriting donations from businesses and individuals to cover our operating costs, as well as equipment purchases and repairs.
Underwriting is similar to commercial advertising, but differs in a few very important areas.
Underwriting announcements will:
Underwriting announcements will include information about your business:
Why your business should underwrite KRFF 95.9
Your support of non-commercial radio is vital to maintaining the quality of programming and services you and other listeners in the Fargo-Moorhead area have come to expect from KRFF 95.9
How can underwriting benefit your business?
While underwriting is not commercial advertising, it can provide your company with some of the same benefits, plus some that commercial advertising can’t offer. KRFF 95.9 and Radio Free Fargo are local, local, local! We support local musicians, artists and community members and hope that we can help support your local business as well. By supporting us, we will endorse your local business everywhere KRFF 95.9 can reach.
Reach our diverse audience…
Because of the wide variety of programming done on KRFF 95.9, our listeners are a diversified group of people who share many common interests and lifestyles. KRFF 95.9 provides programs that appeal to groups that are often ignored by the commercial stations.
Demonstrate your community concern…
Your support of KRFF 95.9 shows you are interested in contributing to the quality of life in Fargo-Moorhead
Expand awareness of your name and presence…
Awareness of your business is expanded each time you are mentioned on KRFF 95.9 With our diverse program offerings, you will be able to reach more types of listeners than any single format station!
Enhance your business image…
Your image is enhanced by your association with non-commercial local radio. You will be joining other fine businesses that support our quality radio programming on KRFF 95.9