Howdy folks! Hope this finds you having a lovely and restorative Spring. KOCF worker bees are as busy as ever, as we look forward to everything 2021 has to offer. Over the last few months we’ve added quite a bit of programming, and we haven’t slowed down! Most recently we’ve added a program that focuses on the music of New Orleans, as well as several new public affairs programs – Big Picture Science, which adds some interesting commentary on the latest from the world of science, El Sur en el Norte, which is KOCF’s first ever Spanish-language program, featuring news and commentary relevant to the Latino community, First Voices Indigenous Radio, which provides a forum for indigenous issues, concerns, and culture, and Veterans for Peace, programming which focuses on issues that impact the veterans community. April also saw the first episode of a new monthly program produced by Ophelia’s Place which examines topics that impact girls and young women in our community. You can catch their program every 4th Monday at 8am. More new programming to come over the next few months!
March saw KOCF’s first pledge drive of the year, by all counts a great success thanks to the support of you, the listener. April saw our first BottleDrop bottle drive of the year, which was also a great success. I continue to be humbled and amazed by the support that this community shows KOCF. Thank you!
As we get into May, our attentions turn towards the Summer and beyond. KOCF is proud to support OCF’s Fair in the Clouds event this year, and we’ll be looking to the guidance from our local government officials around in-person events as we explore getting back out there into the community later this summer and into the fall. Stay tuned!
As we continue to grow the station in various capacities, our need for volunteers has never been greater! We need people in all areas of the station: folks with strengths in technology to work on the operations side building out our broadcasts, others with inclinations towards fundraising to help with underwriting sales and fundraising events, still others who can be available for public in-person events as restrictions allow. We’re also in need of on-air talent – there is always space for committed new program hosts, but we also welcome those who might have less time to commit, but who might be able to help us by recording a handful of promo spots. We also need someone to manage our website. Time commitments can range from an hour a month all the way up to several hours per week. There really is something for every interest at KOCF! If you would like to hear more about what volunteering for the station looks like, feel free to reach out. Or maybe you know some Fair Family folks who are on crews with less work to do right now, but who would still like to be involved in some OCF-related work. Send ‘em our way!
Again, if you’re already a fan, thank you so much for your support of the station. If you haven’t had a change to listen to us yet, flip the dial over to 92.7, or head to the website at kocf.org and check it out. I think you’ll like what you find.

Sean Cummins

KOCF Station Manager

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