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February 17, 2015

The San Francisco Nightlife Awards have awarded us their Marquee Award! The Marquee award goes to an iconic person, venue, event or entertainment industry service. We are super excited to go pick up our award along with all of the other winners who will be announced that night. All the nominees are at www.niteyawards.com.

The ceremony is a glitzy event on Monday, March 2 at the Regency Ballroom. There will be pre- and post-parties! Who are you going to wear? Tickets are $40 and are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2015-nitey-awards-ticketsCome out  and cheer us on as we accept this prestigious honor!

Dead Presidents

We are still working towards our goal of returning to the terrestrial airwaves and we still need your help to get there. Please consider donating to our cause. You can donate by clicking savekusf.org/donateIn the four years since the proposed sale of the KUSF 90.3 FM broadcast license was announced, we have accomplished many things – we’ve been broadcasting at KUSF-in-Exile 24/7 http://savekusf.org/listen-to-kusf-in-exile, we created an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit (San Francisco Community Radio), we have applied for a Low Power FM license and we’ve continued to reach out to the community so we can bring back community radio to the San Francisco airwaves. We have held fund-raisers all over town to raise money and awareness for our cause.

We are optimistic that the work that you helped fund has put us in position to receive a construction permit for a Low Power FM station from the Federal Communications Commission. LPFM is a new kind of radio station created by the FCC to broadcast small signals. Seven other organizations applied for the same LPFM license we applied for and four of them remain in the running.

Our fantastic lawyer Peter Franck has been there throughout to help us through the process. His work has (in our opinion) put us in position to earn a license. Nothing is certain in this process but we’re getting more and more optimistic.

To those of you who have given money in the past, thank you. We appreciate it. We wouldn’t in the position we’re in without you. If you gave money before but it has been a while, might you consider donating again? Or maybe you have friends or family members who might consider donating? Please spread the word throughout your social circles.

We don’t know when the FCC will make its decision. We want to be ready when they do. You can donate through PayPal using your credit card or mail us a check. By PayPal, send the donation to sfcr.treasurer@gmail.com. Please include in the memo field that you are donating to the “SFCR Legal Fund.” To pay by check, make it out to “San Francisco Community Radio,” and write, “SFCR Legal Fund,” in the memo line. Mail it to:

San Francisco Community Radio

P.O. Box 170697

San Francisco, CA 94117-0697

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Short on cash? That’s OK. Every little bit helps. And you can even bundle donations from your friends and family. If you get 10 friends to donate $10 each, that’s $100 for the cause! Just have them make out checks as detailed above, put them in one envelope and send them in! For more information on bundling, contact our treasurer, Damin Esper, at damnesp@aol.com. Thanks again for all of your help!

Underwriting

We have continued to work to beef up our underwriting program, soliciting local businesses to present the wonderful programming you’ve come to expect from us over our KUSF-in-Exile Internet stream. Underwriters are thanked during the program they underwrite as well as during other programs. They are also thanked on our website (savekusf.org/), Facebook page and in this newsletter.

If you are interested in underwriting a program, or know somebody who would, please contact us. Treasurer Damin Esper can be reached at damnesp@aol.com.

That’s all for now. Don’t forget, we’re working hard to bring your favorite community radio station back to the San Francisco airwaves!

Feeling social?

Like our Facebook pages – Save KUSF and San Francisco Community Radio. Information about all of our upcoming events are there. We’re also on Twitter. Follow us! And don’t forget to tune in online at KUSF in Exile. Download our apps for iPhones and Androids! They’re free!

September 28th, 2014

We here at San Francisco Community Radio/Save KUSF have spent the summer fighting to return community radio to the San Francisco airwaves. We’re in the middle of a fund-raising campaign to raise money to do just that. We set a goal of raising $5,000 this summer. Unfortunately, we’re still a little short of that goal, having raised about $1,500. We need your help now!

Returning to the airwaves is an expensive proposition. We have to navigate the Federal Communication Commission’s Low Power FM application process. Seven other organizations applied for the same LPFM license we applied for. Unfortunately, that means paying lawyers. Fortunately, we have a great one in Peter Franck.

We know many of you have given money in the past and we appreciate it. We wouldn’t have made it this far without you. However, we won’t be able to get back on the air unless we meet our goals. Won’t you please consider donating to us? Won’t you please consider asking your friends and family to donate to us?

San Francisco Community Radio is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We are an all-volunteer organization. None of us are getting paid – we are doing this for our love of community radio and to do exactly what you asked us to 3 ½ years ago when the University of San Francisco announced the proposed sale of the KUSF 90.3 FM broadcast license – Return community radio to the San Francisco airwaves! All donations go toward that fight.

We don’t know when the FCC will decide. But please consider helping us meet our goal of $5,000. You can donate through PayPal using your credit card or mail us a check. By PayPal, send the donation to sfcr.treasurer [AT] gmail.com. Please include in the memo field that you are donating to the “SFCR Legal Fund.” To pay by check, make it out to “San Francisco Community Radio,” and write, “SFCR Legal Fund,” in the memo line. Mail it to:

San Francisco Community Radio

P.O. Box 170697

San Francisco, CA 94117-0697

Short on cash? That’s OK. Every little bit helps. And you can even bundle donations from your friends and family. If you get 10 friends to donate $10 each, that’s $100 for the cause! Just have them make out checks as detailed above, put them in one envelope and send them in! For more information on bundling, contact our treasurer, Damin Esper, at damnesp [AT] aol.com. Thanks again for all of your help!

 

 

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WHAT HAPPENED? In a secret three-way deal with media conglomerate Entercom and the University of Southern California (USC), the University of San Francisco (USF) entered into a contract to sell the KUSF 90.3 FM license to the detriment of our local community. The sale was announced on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, when the station was abruptly shut down.

This action does not serve the public interest, and does not contribute to diversity and localism on the airwaves. We are fighting to stop the sale of KUSF 90.3 FM to USC.

For 34 years, KUSF San Francisco defined free-form local radio that reflected the city’s unique heart and soul. Famous for featuring diverse cultural programs as well as new underground music, KUSF was one of the first radio stations in the U.S. to play punk rock, and also served a dozen different language groups. An irreplaceable source for community news, information, music and culture, KUSF reflected San Francisco’s diversity, earning the moniker “Your Cultural Oasis.” You can help us fight this travesty by generously donating to Friends of KUSF, while our lawyers petition the FCC to block the sale. Help restore an essential voice of the San Francisco Bay Area to the air. Any amount will benefit. Please donate now. Thank you for your support!

KUSF Studio KUSF DJ Irwin KUSF DJ Cathy Cohn

Help us save KUSF 90.3 FM – San Francisco’s Cultural Oasis

KUSF has been a learning laboratory for USF students and a thriving communications hub for San Francisco’s diverse cultural and ethnic communities for 34 years.
The station served as a free communications nexus for a wide variety of small businesses, civic groups, and arts organizations, and regularly featured independent film, authors, educators and musicians from the Bay Area and beyond.
Broadcasting programs in 13 languages, KUSF served local ethnic communities that had no other voice on the broadcast spectrum, including 90 minutes of Cantonese news programming every weeknight.

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