is New Donor Month!
IPR is a growing organization and in order to expand our services and
remain financially healthy, we need to expand our new donor base.
National Public Radio, through the
Three Million Givers Initiative (3MG), is teaming up with
public radio stations across the country in an effort to increase
the number of givers to public radio. There are more than
220,000 Iowa Public Radio listeners in Iowa, and with 16,000 active
donors this year, that's only 8% of our listenership. Our new
donor goal for this fiscal year is 4,000. So far, 3,000 new
contributors have joined IPR – that's only 1,000 to go by June 30.
Help us kick off
New Donor Month. Be a part of the countdown.
Become a contributing listener and join Iowa Public Radio!
Wine & Tulips
posters available now!
Posters from this year’s celebration on Saturday, May 3
are now available for online purchase.
This year's poster from Gary Kelley is entitled "Picnic with
Purchase Wine & Tulips poster (click
thumbnail for larger image).
IPR Ottumwa Station Launch Delayed
6/2/08 (update): We have completed the electronic
interference studies and Dave Knippel, WOI Chief Engineer and
Ottumwa Project Director, is working on a tower modification study.
This should be completed during the next several weeks. We will then
present our requests to the FCC with approval expected in 30 to 60
days and the final tower work taking a week or less. While the FCC
change request is routine, we can't project a final date until the
paperwork is completed. At this point, late August or early
September seems probable. We will be back in touch when we have more
3/21/08: The official launch of KDWI 89.1 FM in Ottumwa has been
delayed due to technical issues. KDWI is operational but has not
received final FCC approval. Once the station was up and running, we
were able to test it and discovered that it doesn't deliver 100% of
the coverage area we originally projected. We are now working on a
technical adjustment that will expand the coverage area by
approximately 4% and enable the FCC to give us that final approval
so we can begin broadcasting. We are confident that we'll be able to
make the necessary technical adjustments in the next few months and
begin broadcasting on the second station serving Ottumwa, Oskaloosa
and Fairfield. We are required by the FCC to have this second
station on the air by June 2010.
original press release.
out Iowa Public Radio's blog for the inside scoop
about what's going on at Iowa's statewide public radio network. Catch up on the latest news and talk back to us.
Check out our featured CD of the Month for
KUNI's "Night Music," and KUNI's "Folk Music"
for June 2008.
CDs OF THE MONTH:
Alejandro Escovedo - "Real Animal"
Eliza Gilkyson - "Beautiful World"
Live from Studio One
KUNI presents "Live from Studio One" each
Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. with your host Karen Impola. Each show is staged in
our third floor studios in the Communication Arts Center on the University of
Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls. Check out our upcoming show calendar for
Down on the Corner, KUNI's weekly spotlight of local and
regional artists (Fri. 9-11 p.m.) is always looking to add new local
regional music to our library. If you are from our broadcast region and
you have songs without the seven nasty words that we could lose our
license for airing, we want to play your music. We play any style from
Polka to Punk, Blues to Speed Metal, Folk to Funk. We play from
cassette tape, compact disc, CDR, digital audio tape, and vinyl. Send your music to:
Down on the Corner;
KUNI 90.9 FM;
3rd Floor, CAC;
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
KUNI STAFF ACCOLADES:
KUNI/IPR Wins Prestigious News Awards
Iowa Public Radio News took home a number of awards the weekend
of May 2 from the 2007 Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) and
Iowa Associated Press (AP) contests in ceremonies at the 5 Sullivan
Brothers Convention Center in
Waterloo. Iowa Public Radio News is also the
recipient of two 2008 Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards from the
Radio-Television News Director Association for News Documentary
("Iowa/New Hampshire Exchange" in collaboration with NHPR) and News
Series ("Iowa Archives" by Rick
Click for full details.
Iowa Public Radio News has won thirteen awards from the Northwest
Broadcast News Association (NBNA).
Click for full details.
Thank Them for Supporting Us!
We want to express our sincerest thanks to the
local businesses and institutions that financially support KUNI. Check our
list of Underwriters, help us thank them on
your next visit, and find out how your business can become involved!
feel free to send us your questions, comments or concerns:
Or, try our comment line: 800-772-2440 or 319-273-6400, then press 4. Some
questions may be answered in our
Frequently Asked Questions area.
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University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0359
319-273-6400 or 1-800-772-2440; FAX 319-273-2682
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KUNI and KHKE are
joining the stations listed below in the creation of a new statewide
public radio service, Iowa Public Radio. You are invited to visit their websites.
WSUI AM 910,
KSUI 91.7 FM
The University of Iowa
WSUI Station website
KSUI Station website
WOI Radio Group,
AM 640 and 90.1 FM
Iowa State University
WOI Station website
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Iowa Public Radio. Information about these organizations and their
meetings is available at
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