Photo: Riders on this year’s Orientation Express made a stop at the KFFR station last Friday. Photos courtesy Steve Skinner / KFFR 88.3
KFFR is the Fraser valley’s community radio station. Broadcasting at 88.3 FM out of Fraser, the all-volunteer radio station is programmed by volunteer announcers. KFFR airs a wide variety of music. From rock to reggae to jazz to pop to hip-hop and local music, the station emphasises community service through broadcasting.
Volunteers host radio shows, create a community calendar and announce community events, weather, emergency road conditions, local music and more.
KFFR is also working with local high school students as they learn the fundamentals of broadcasting and production. The station welcomes new volunteers and trains new announcers weekly.
This fall, KFFR moved into a new, permanent studio space on the second level of the Fraser Valley Shopping Center. Volunteers spent many hours painting the studios and building a stage for live performance and live broadcasting. The public is welcome to stop in and see the new digs, make a request or a donation. Community support is what makes the station such a special place.
At the station’s fall membership drive kickoff party, a host of talented local musicians played live as KFFR broadcast live and recorded the event. Members and supporters enjoyed appetizers, pizza, beer and spirits donated by local businesses and took part in the first ‘Fraser Mash’. The membership drive raised over $12,000 for station operations.
On November 23rd, KFFR teamed up with Ullr’s Tavern to raise more than $1,800 at their third annual ’80s Dance Party. KFFR volunteer, “DJ Jen Gee” rocked the house for the event. KFFR member Tifanee Miller won two tickets to see the Eagles live in Denver this coming March.
KFFR asks the community to consider the radio station in your end-of-year giving. To find out more about your local radio station and stream it live, visit kffr.org.