Radio K kicks off fundraising

Thomas Q. Johnson


The fuzzy blue K kicks it with some Friendly Fires members


Independent and public broadcasting needs the help of viewers like you to stay afloat, a tough lesson learned at a young age by many of us when Bill Nye the Science Guy was inexplicably interrupted by a room full of old ladies on telephones.

Radio K, the U’s student-run radio station, kicked off its fundraising drive today, an event scheduled to last until May 1st. The drive will of course feature the classic "Gift Levels" of schwag for donations and even a day sponsorship. You can check it all out on Radio K’s website.

Radio K will also be hosting a series of special guests this week and next for the event including:

Thursday 4/23 9-12 p.m. – Minnesota Broadcasters Association President and Access Minnesota host Jim DuBois
Friday 4/24 8:00-9:00 a.m. – local music legend Mark Mallman to chat up rock’n’roll
Monday 4/27 8-9 a.m. – Local rockers Awesome Snakes
Monday 4/27 12-3 p.m. – Whole Music Club director David Hill to talk about local venues, Coffman Union, and other topics.
Thursday 4/30 4-5 p.m. – Minneapolis-based Modern Radio Records founder Tom Loftus to talk about the great local music scene.