San Francisco Community Radio

November 13, 2017

Hello again from KXSF 102.5 FM! Our #driveto1025 campaign continues as we raise the money to get on the air in 2018.

We here at KXSF 102.5 FM know the holidays can be both fun and stressful. It’s that most wonderful time of the year but there are so many obligations. One thing that everybody wants to do is spread a little love for the holidays. There are many worthy charities. And that’s why Giving Tuesday was created!

This year Giving Tuesday is on November 28. Won’t you consider donating to San Francisco Community Radio for Giving Tuesday? San Francisco Community Radio is our non-profit which will put KXSF 102.5 FM on the air next year! We are an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 when a group at the 92nd Street YMCA in New York City realized that all of the “days” created around Thanksgiving centered around shopping – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. What about giving to charities? A day needed to be created for that, said the folks at the 92nd Street Y.

Since then, #GivingTuesday has become more than just a hashtag on Twitter. It has become a “movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.”

The #driveto1025 is a three-year capital campaign to raise the money to ensure that KXSF doesn’t just make it on the air, it remains a permanent part of the San Francisco community. The three-year goal is $300,000, with three legs. The current leg is for $80,000 by the end of the year to purchase the equipment needed to start broadcasting. We are more than halfway to that goal!

Any amount helps – $10, $25, $50, $100. If you can spare the money to write a bigger check, we can tell you that this is a great cause and you will be making a difference to countless high school and college students here in the Bay Area who are interested in radio.

Checks can be made out to “San Francisco Community Radio” and mailed to us at :

San Francisco Community Radio

P.O. Box 170697

San Francisco, CA 94117

If you would like a donation acknowledgment letter, please ask us and we will send you one.

You can also use a credit card through PayPal. Our account is If you have never used PayPal, contact us and we will talk you through it. Signing up for an account is free and you use your email address as your account. There is a memo field for making a payment – put the word “donation” there and it will be easier for us to find it to send you an acknowledgment letter.

We are so excited at KXSF 102.5 FM to return true community radio to the San Francisco airwaves. We’re looking forward to bringing you your favorite shows as well as exciting new programming, student DJs and long-time community members. We used to call KUSF your “Cultural Oasis” and we want KXSF to be the same!

But we need your help raising the money. Each step along the way has helped make this dream of ours a reality. But it won’t really be real until we turn on the switch sometime next year. Please consider making a donation to San Francisco Community Radio.

Know somebody who might be interested in donating to us? Please pass this letter along!

Thanks to everybody who has donated! You guys are the best! You are also the reason we have kept working these past seven years to try to return community radio to San Francisco. San Francisco Community Radio was organized shortly after the University of San Francisco announced the sale of KUSF 90.3 FM in January, 2011. We have spent the past years building up SFCR, creating the infrastructure necessary to have a healthy non-profit, one able to support community broadcasting into the future.

Monthly benefits

We hold monthly events at the 540 Club (540 Clement Street, SF). Every second Sunday we have the Music Pub Quiz at the 540 Club – the next one will be December 10. The quiz usually starts around 8 p.m. and is free to play. We ask for donations and anybody who donates $10 to us gets Happy Hour prices 7-10 p.m. Prizes include tickets to the best shows and a grab bag of records. Think you know your music trivia? Come out and prove it!

We also have a monthly DJ night at the 540 Club on the fourth Saturday of every month. Come out and listen to the punk rock provided by your favorite KXSF DJs!

You can keep up to date on all of our events at our Save KUSF and San Francisco Community Radio Facebook pages (like them now!) and at and page. All the latest news is there as well as information about all our great shows that you love so much!


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 San Francisco Community Radio Internet stream. Underwriters are thanked during the program they underwrite as well as during other programs. They are also thanked on our websites ( and Facebook pages 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

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!

As always, thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon at one of our events!


San Francisco Community Radio

Our Underwriters

SFCR would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their financial support:

Babylon Burning

Barry Nadell Construction

Bruno’s Hauling

Charles Neal Selections

Chiotras Grocery


Climb Real Estate

Emo’s Place


Rainbow Grocery Cooperative

Tennessee Grill

The Music Store

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