Rumor Mill: No More KFAI?

We’ve heard rumblings of serious financial problems at community radio station KFAI, but we wondered if that would change after their latest recent fund drive. Jon Collins at MPR reports that the station could be out of money—and we imagine off the air—by mid year next year, so we guess not. In addition to the money issue, and the fact that the station just eliminated their Executive Director position after 15-months, KFAI also has a serious listener issue: the station has a smaller audience than even The People’s Station KMOJ and Jazz 88, which run on a much smaller set-ups. It would be a bummer to lose some of the KFAI programming, especially our favorites Art Matters, Spin with Cyn, Crap from the Past, and of course the Root of All Evil.