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KFMG is a "listener-supported" service of The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation.

Please consider helping KFMG to continue as "Your Community Voice" by providing financial assistance. You can easily contribute with a credit card through our supporters at Red Truck Tickets. Please visit Red Truck Tickets Contribution page for more details.


Contribute to KFMG 99.1

At the top of each hour we say: "KFMG is a 'listener-supported' service of The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation." That means that a significant portion of our revenues comes from people just like you. People who listen to KFMG and love what we do. Our absence from January through June of 2010 shows just how important that revenue is. Please consider helping KFMG to continue as "Your Community Voice" by providing financial assistance. You can easily do so by making a contribution with a credit card through our supporters at Red Truck Tickets. They are donating their services to us and are not taking any compensation from your contribution (other than passing through the credit card companies' processing fees). To donate using a credit card, please visit the Red Truck Tickets Contribution page.

You may also send a donation in the form of cash, check or money order directly to KFMG at the address on the Contact Us page.

Thank you very much for your support.

Donate to KFMG at Red Truck Tickets


In the News...

17 Dec
All Things Cultural
Posted in Station News
Once upon a time it was thought that the only active culture in Des Moines was found at the AE Dairy in their yogurt products. Today of course we know better.

One of the KFMG's charter programs, The Culture Buzz continues to create an eclectic two hours of arts, culture, history, literature and more every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, actors and a wonderful array of cultural creatives making Greater Des Moines a better, more interesting, place.

Find out who and what is shakin', each Wednesday on Des Moines' community voice 99.1 KFMG and worldwide at www.KFMG991.org.

Make contact this week.

17 Dec
The Radio Mardi Archives
Posted in Station News
Marty Enslow has been a familiar face in the KFMG studios for quite some time now, as he has generously devoted much of his free time in helping to expand the vast library of tunes in our database.

This is in addition to his duties as the Talent & Research Coordinator for the Central Iowa Blues Society.

And now, Marty Enslow - music lover and all-around great guy - is offering more of his time to expanding KFMG's programming.

As host of THE RADIO MARDI ARCHIVES, he takes us back to an era of musical innovation and expanding freedom - not only musically but also socially and culturally. Marty spins some fine tunage from 1966 to 1976, reminding us of how much great music was created during that important time.

Tune in every Wednesday night for The Radio Mardi Archives from 7-10 p.m. and also catch Uncle Ronnie's Corner at around 8:30, when Marty lets Ron Sorenson join in on the vintage fun for a few tunes.

17 Dec
Ray's Record Roundup
Posted in Station News
We have a new Wednesday night program here at KFMG! Ray Knight hosts "Ray’s Record Roundup" from 6-7 p.m. And believe it or not, Ray plays some actual vinyl!

Listen for his weekly features, "The Soul Break" and “The Kinks Kronicles."

Ray says, “I honed my skills and knowledge with a brief stint at Music Circuit in the mid-'70s and a shop in Boston in the late '70s. I have a vast collection of vinyl LPs, 78s and CDs which I have put together over the last 40 years. I started buying 45s in my early teens and killed a lot of batteries falling asleep with a transistor radio glued to my ear. I’m enjoying this opportunity to share new, sometimes forgotten and always interesting music with listeners.”

17 Dec
Attend Critical Mass every Wednesday!
Posted in Station News
Two of Central Iowa's most informed and active writers on the music and entertainment beat have teamed up together to host KFMG's newest show, CRITICAL MASS, which airs every Wednesday afternoon from 1-1:30 on KFMG (right after The Culture Buzz).

Joe Lawler, music writer for Juice and The Des Moines Register, and enjoyer of fine bacons, along with Chad Taylor, music writer for Cityview and managing editor of BandBombshell.com, will talk about and review concerts and other things of a musical nature in our neck of the woods.

Tune in to find out what happened, what is happening, what is going to happen, and what should be happening in the entertainment scene from these two fine purveyors of musical culture.

Chad Taylor and Joe Lawler
11 Dec
Cityview's Best of Des Moines Annual Reader's Poll
Posted in Station News

It’s time once again for Cityview's annual "Best of Des Moines" reader’s poll.

For the last six years KFMG has finished first or second (second place twice, and for the last four years in first place) in the “Best Radio Station” category. This year we’d like to repeat as number one!

Please be encouraged to visit the Cityview website and cast your ballot for KFMG by clicking HERE.

Please also let friends, family and other fellow travelers know about this important promotional opportunity for KFMG. Since we’re a “non-commercial” station, this is one of the best ways we have to show possible contributors and underwriters that KFMG actually has people listening to the station, people who care enough about KFMG to take the time to visit the Cityview website and cast a vote for the station.

Thank you very much for your support. It’s very important.
23 Nov
KFMG Fall Fun(d) Drive
Posted in Station News
Attention KFMG listeners and supporters:

We recently completed our Fall Fun(d) Drive, and I’d like to take a moment to thank those of you who provided your support to KFMG.

However, it would appear that the economy is still affecting donations. Although the average amount of a donation increased significantly, the number of contributors and the total amount donated actually declined slightly from last year, and we’re nearly $2000 short of our goal. Since our streaming numbers show we have more listeners, we can only assume that the economy is the factor.

So we’re going to continue our Fall Fun(d) Drive (although in a somewhat more low-key manner) until we reach our goal. We’ve adjusted some of the contribution levels for the premiums provided to KFMG by our supporters in the business and non-profit communities, so take a look—there are some real “bargains” there, especially considering that all of the money you contribute directly supports Your Community Voice – KFMG 99.1FM.

You may contribute via the link to Red Truck Tickets, on our website home page. They are donating their services, so all of your contribution will go to KFMG. You may also send your contribution directly to KFMG at:

PO Box 41143
Des Moines, IA 50311

Or you may give us a call at the radio station at 515-244-4145 (leave a message with your number and a good time for us to call you back, if you reach voice mail instead of a living human being).

If you make a donation via the website please send a separate email through the “contact us” link on the website with your premium request, if you wish to have a premium. If you are mailing us your contribution, please also include your premium selection (if any) with your donation.

We thank you VERY MUCH for your support of KFMG. We know that things are still tough out there, and we appreciate anything you are able to share to help support Your Community Voice.

~ The staff and volunteers of KFMG ~

Premiums and Contribution Levels - 2014

At $25

CDs by artists KFMG is playing or has played

$10 Gift Card from Tasty Tacos

$15 gift certificate from ZZZ Records

Two general admission tickets to any Iowa Cubs 2015 game ($16 value)

$15 gift certificate from Wayback Records

At $50

A 4-week, one-person bachata course through Bachata Des Moines (value $45)

Voucher for 2 tickets for any upcoming show at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Good for the 2014-2015 season. (value ranges from $30 to $80 depending upon the show chosen)

REM’s Document (25th Anniversary Remastered 2-CD set)

Rounds of golf at Willow Creek Golf Course, Monday through Thursday

Set of “Live at KFMG” Blues artists [1 CD of blues artists recorded “Live at KFMG”]

Set of “Live at KFMG” performances by Iowa artists. 1 CD

Set of “Live at KFMG” performances by National artists in 2014 1 CD

High Crest Fun Pak – 1 CD; 1 t-shirt (XL); 1 autographed poster

Caroline Smith Fun Pak – 1 autographed CD; pair of tickets to her performance at Vaudeville Mews on 11/22

KFMG T-Shirt - original black shirt with old logo (small)

KFMG T-shirt – white with new logo (two sizes)

DVD - Hybrid Pioneer – Local Artist Documentary film by Kristian Day (autographed by the filmmaker)
Robby Romero’s Who’s Gonna Save You – Motion Picture

Music DVDs
Bad Company – Live at Wembley
Paul Simon – Live in New York City (2 CDs; 1 DVD)
Queensryche – Mindcrime at the Moore
Michael Bolton – Live at Royal Albert Hall
Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion Project 2-DVD set
The Eagles – History of The Eagles – The Story of an American Band
Flight of the Conchords – Born to Folk – 2nd Season – HBO Series
David Sanborn – Live at Montreux 1984
Jackson Browne – I’ll Do Anything – Live in Concert
Simply Red – Live at Montreux 2003
Tony Bennett – Duets II

Copy of Tough Times Don’t Last by Grady Champion – autographed by Grady
Copy of Invisible Stars by Everclear - autographed by - Art Alexakis
Copy of Classics by Susan Werner – autographed by Susan
Copy of Hayseed by Susan Werner – autographed by Susan
Copy of Voyageur by Kathleen Edwards – autographed by Kathleen
Copy of Harlequin Dream CD and poster – autographed by Boy and Bear
Copy of Lou, by Joseph Arthur (tribute to Lou Reed) – autographed by Joseph
Copy of World on Fire by 28 North – autographed by all 4 band members
Copy of American Throat by Will Daily – autographed by Will
Copy of Truth Be Told by Roxi Copland – autographed by Roxi
Copy of Southeastern by Jason Isbell – autographed by Jason
Copy of Someone Like You (2013 EP) by Adrian Duffy & The Mayo Brothers – autographed by Adrian Duffy

Copy of Rod – The Autobiography by Rod Stewart

Vinyl and CD copy of 33 and a Third Anniversary Tour by The Blue Band
Copy of The Bootleg Series, Volume 9, the Witmark Demos 1962-64 by Bob Dylan (two-CD set with booklet)

$25 gift certificate from Americana

$25 gift card from Gateway Market

$25 gift certificate from Waterfront Seafood

$25 gift card from Raccoon River Brewing Company

$25 gift card from Zombie Burger

$25 gift card from Gusto Pizza

$25 gift card from Jethro’s BBQ

$25 gift card good at either Dos Rios or Big City Burgers and Greens

$25 gift card from Malo

One WHOLE MEGILLAH from Maccabee's Deli ($20 value)

Pair of tickets for Little Big Fest

Copy of Unplugged by Eric Clapton – Deluxe Edition reissue 2 CDs/1DVD

Copy of Moondance by Van Morrison – Expanded Edition reissue – 2 CDs

Here Come The Mummies package - 1 T-shirt (large); 1 hat; one coffee cup

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) from Delta Machine, signed by three members of Depeche Mode

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) from R.E.V.O. signed by all 5 members of Walk Off the Earth

Green Zone Gift Packet from Linda Mason Hunter – 1 Green Clean book (autographed); 1 Three Green Rats book (autographed); ($35 value)

Still sealed brand new hardback book: Building a Legend: First Act Guitars by Alan Light and Jay Blakesberg

Copy of The Who Hits 50! – Two-CD set just out, featuring a career retrospective and the first newly recorded Who song in 8 years, “Be Happy”

Copy of R-Kive, a three-CD career retrospective of both Genesis recordings and Genesis-member solo recordings.

Copy of Appaloosa, the latest CD from jazz/funk bassist Tony Saunders, plus an autographed 8x10 color photo of Tony (and his bass)

Man’s or woman’s haircut at Pope’s on 35th Street ($25 value)

At $75

Pair of tickets for Jason Isbell at Hoyt Sherman Place, 2/15/15

Two all-access passes to this year’s Little Big Fest, presented by The Des Moines Music Coalition, featuring a variety of legendary Iowa songwriters playing at venues around downtown Des Moines on November 21st and 22nd

Paul Kelly A to Z Box Set (8 CDs) (Australian singer/songwriter)

Gift certificate for two persons for a four-week group dancing class from Louisito Cabrera and Salsa Des Moines ($85 value)

Brand new and still sealed out-of-print Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack to Ken Burn’s documentary The War. Four CDs and a booklet. From Legacy Records/Sony Music

Set of CDs from local artists who are played on KFMG, including a CD of “Live at KFMG” performances

Autographed poster from the release Washington Square Serenade by Steve Earle

The Rounder Records Story - Box Set (4 CDs)

Copy of The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957 on CASSETTE (3-cassette box set with 32-page booklet [very lightly used])

Pair of tickets for Eric Vloeimans at Caspe Terrace ($60 value)

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) of the self-titled Columbia debut, signed by both members of The Civil Wars

Copy of Never My Love: The Anthology, a four-CD career retrospective from Donny Hathaway

Deluxe KFMG Howlin’ Brothers package. Includes an autographed copy of their debut recording, Howl, the Sun Studio Session EP, and the new album, Trouble

At $100

Copy of Moondance by Van Morrison – Deluxe Edition – 4 CDs; 1 Blu-ray DVD

Rod Stewart package – Copy of Rod – The Autobiography by Rod Stewart and an autographed copy of Time, the first CD of new material by Rod Stewart in a decade

Voucher for a pair of tickets to the Temple Comedy Series production of Murder for Two which will play March 10-15 ($90 value)

At $150

Set of “Live at KFMG” CDs [6-CD set of national artists “Live at KFMG”]

The (nearly) Complete Paul Kelly package – Special Edition of Paul’s The Memoir (book) and The A to Z Box Set (8 CDs of new, live recordings); and Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits (2-CD set); and Paul’s latest CD, Spring and Fall

At $275

Set of “Uncle Ronnie’s Acoustic Rarities” [14-CD set which includes 6 CDs of artists recorded “Live at KFMG”]

At $300

Pizza party for 20 from Gusto Pizza – either location. 7 large Signature Pizzas; house salad for 20; non-alcoholic beverages ($250 value)

At $400

The Java Jews will perform at your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Hog Roast or Pool Party. ($400 value) (1) (Abe says that for $500 they will NOT show up! JJ)

16 Jun
The Green Zone with Linda Mason Hunter
Posted in Station News
Take a minute or two to slip into The Green Zone. It's all about taking care of you, your family and the planet. Linda Mason Hunter is an award-winning author and nationally-recognized expert in the fields of green living and home ecology. Linda offers very basic tips to incorporate into your daily living to make Earth a better place.

4 times every day at approx. 2:50 a.m., 6:50 a.m., 4:50 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. It's another gift to the world from Des Moines on KFMG991.org.

For more information see www.hunterink.com. Contact her directly at Linda@HunterInk.com.

16 Jun
One Word After Another with Jim Autry
Posted in Station News
One of our most popular features. Yeah, it's poetry, but this isn't about Bambi in the meadow by a babbling brook ... it's totally up in your grill. Confrontational, emotional, powerful, and boy, does it ever make you think. This is GREAT stuff.

Take five and get a dose of Spoken Word every day at 3 a.m., 8 a.m., 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. CT on KFMG 99.1 FM and www.kfmg991.org.

15 Jun
Join us on Facebook!
Posted in Station News
Hey, Facebook and KFMG fans... you can also follow KFMG at our official Facebook page!

Go to www.facebook.com/KFMG99.1 and click on the "like" button and it will be easy to get quick updates on what is going on in the world of KFMG 99.1 FM - Your Community Voice and Des Moines' "Best Radio Station" as determined by you, our loyal listeners!