Frequently Asked Questions About Community Radio
1. When will KRJF be on the air?
We are! KRJF went on the air at 92.3FM in Santa Rosa in 2018. Our initial antenna site limits our broadcast. We are working hard to secure a better broadcast site that will reach central Sonoma County. If you would like to help with this project please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. What kind of programming does KRJF have?
KRJF brings a unique form of community radio to Sonoma County. We focus on high quality grassroots public affairs in the morning followed by long form genre music shows until the 5pm evening news hour with free form local radio from 6pm to midnight. You can see our full schedule here.
3. How does KRJF cover its costs?
Our current monthly expenses are $2000. We are building a supporting membership to cover these expenses. If you want to support KRJF click here.
The bulk of our funding comes in small monthly donations. We have received a grant from the Redwood Justice Fund, held special events, and are running a crowd funding campaign. Grants, events, underwriting, and major donors all contribute to KRJF, even added together these sources barely equal the support we’ve received from small individual donations. When you support KRJF you’re contributing to a valued and engaged community resource.
4. How do I get a program onto KRJF?
If you wish to host and/or produce a program, just let us know. The best place to start is by submitting a program proposal form.
We’ll help you with training and access to the equipment needed to get your show on the air! Programs from unheard or under-represented voices; programs that build community; programs that engage, empower and/or inform our listeners; and programs with a local focus are especially welcome.
5. KRJF has a low power FM license. What does that mean?
Our current FCC permit is to broadcast at 92.3 FM with a transmitter in Santa Rosa. That signal reaches most of Santa Rosa and many areas beyond and has the potential to become even larger. This means some in our area will be listening on the internet at www.KRJF.org. 50% of the people listening to the radio today do so over the internet, and we expect that percentage to increase. Even many automobiles today have internet access. With better transmitter location and a minor modification to our broadcast permit our signal could reach further into Sonoma County.
KRJF has a low power license. Without lapsing into a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo what this means is that we have a priority to broadcast on 92.3 fm in the area of Santa Rosa and beyond and over the years as we improve our service and signal our broadcast area will grow.
6. Radio is dead why should I listen to KRJF?
KRJF brings a much younger and more diverse group of programmers to the air than is typically found on radio. Our music directors are committed to curating the best in new genre music from College Rock to World Music to Americana. We’re actively looking for folks to curate Punk Rock and Hip Hop libraries. We hope to do regular live simulcasts of cultural events all over Sonoma County from backyard mini-festivals, to the reunion shows of hometown hero at the internationally esteemed Phoenix Theater, to major civil rights trainings from the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit Art and Politics.