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What is Radio Kansas?

Radio Kansas is a member supported public radio network governed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We are licensed by and broadcast from Hutchinson Community College. We serve nearly one million Kansans in the central and west-central areas of the state with our three simulcast FM frequencies of 90.1, 89.5 and 90.9. Our format is a mix of classical music, news from National Public Radio and the contemporary instrumentals of Nightcrossings as well as weekend variety shows. The heart of our mission is to be a community arts and information leader and to provide culturally significant programming.

What is public (noncommercial) radio?

Public radio is commercial-free broadcasting that focuses on serving the community with educational and informative programming. Many listeners perceive public radio as a cultural resource as well as a source for entertaining programming with a unique sound all its own. In contrast to commercial radio stations, public radio is not funded by advertising revenue. Instead, it is primarily supported by contributions from individual members and underwriters.

Who is a member of Radio Kansas?

A member is a listener who contributes financially to the station.

What is an underwriter on Radio Kansas?

An underwriter is a businesses or organization that contributes to Radio Kansas. Underwriters receive on-air acknowledgment of their donation in the form of 15 second non-promotional announcements.

Why should I be a member of Radio Kansas?

Member contributions are our primary source of funding. So much so, that without individual donations public radio could not exist. These contributions pay for programming not available elsewhere on the radio dial. A donation to Radio Kansas is an investment in cultural, educational and entertaining programming for your community.

Why should my business or organization underwrite Radio Kansas?

Underwriters reach a select group of listeners through an uncluttered medium. Public radio is a unique way for your company to show concern for local quality of life, contribute to a non-profit organization, and use mass media to share a specific message.

How can I become a member?

Contributions can be made online, by mail or by phone.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Your contribution is tax deductible less the fair market value for any goods or services received. On-air announcements are tax deductible.

How do I find out more about underwriting?

Development Director Sharon Webb is available to answer your questions regarding underwriting. Call her at 1-800-723-4657 or e-mail her at swebb@radiokansas.org.

How do I contact Radio Kansas?

For a list of e-mail contacts, click here.  Send correspondence to 815 N. Walnut, Suite 300 Hutchinson, KS 67501 or call us at 1-800-723-4657.

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