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The Raconteurs just want to have fun. Loud and bombastic with an arsenal of infectious riffs, the quartet plays with swagger, a wry sense of humor and one, singular message: Let's rock. Hear The Raconteurs in a full concert, live on from May 27. It's the latest in a series of live concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered.

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June 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!


2008 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 Courbet."

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 definitive information.

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. Read original press release.

Check 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.


KUNI CD of the Month!
Check out our featured CD of the Month for KUNI's "Night Music," and KUNI's "Folk Music" for June 2008.

Alejandro Escovedo - "Real Animal"
Eliza Gilkyson - "Beautiful World"

KUNI's 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 June!

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 and 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/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 Fredericksen). 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!

Please 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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Emerging IPR Statewide Network

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
Iowa City
The University of Iowa
WSUI Station website
KSUI Station website

WOI Radio Group, AM 640 and 90.1 FM

Ames/Des Moines
Iowa State University
WOI Station website


The public is invited to attend meetings for organizations that have a decision-making impact on the stations of Iowa Public Radio. Information about these organizations and their meetings is available at

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Ways to Support KUNI/KHKE!

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for great gifts of music, movies and more and help support KUNI at the same time! A portion of each purchase you make helps support your public radio station, KUNI!


You say you can't make a monetary donation to KUNI but you've got a good used vehicle you'd like to sell? Why not donate your vehicle to KUNI? It's easy, safe and tax-deductible. Click the link above for further details.

Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer for a future KUNI event? Maybe a Blues Blowout or the on-air fund-drive? Call Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or 800-772-2440, x 36336 to help out. Or click on "Volunteer Now," fill out the form at the bottom of the page and click "Submit." We are always looking for dedicated KUNI volunteers to join in the fun!