June 9th-15th: Pledge Week Features Special Programming and Events
KBMF 102.5 FM and Butte America Foundation invite one and all to help celebrate the fourth anniversary of Butte's burgeoning community radio station.
During the week of June 9th-15th, KBMF will sponsor a variety of events in celebration of the station's fourth anniversary. Among these is a pledge drive in support of the station, with a fundraising goal of $20,000. Listeners are invited to make donations that help to defray operating costs such as rent, utilities, equipment, required subscription services, and staff. Supporters will be able to choose from a selection of premiums familiar to public media audiences, including t- shirts, hoodies, glasses, flasks, stickers, and more.
How to donate:
Please make checks payable to “Butte America Foundation” and mail to:
156 W Granite St Butte, MT 59701
Donating online is easy!
Visit us at www.butteamericaradio.org and click on the “Donate Now” button. Sign up for an automatic monthly donation at www.butteamericaradio.org/sustain
Events related to the anniversary celebration include:
Sunday, June 9th from 8AM-Noon: Join us for a full English breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall, prepared by Daniel Hogan and served by KBMF volunteers.
Wednesday, June 12th from Noon-1PM: Butte America Foundation President Suzanne Stefanac (DJ Zorca) will host a Brown Bag Lunch Presentation at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives, sharing the most telling and amusing stories she has gleaned from century-old Butte newspapers for her ongoing 100 Years Ago in Butte series, airing weekly on KBMF (Mondays at 5pm).
Thursday, June 13th from 7-10PM: Join us at the Carpenters Union Hall for a potluck-style celebration of our 4th anniversary of broadcasting. KBMF went on the air on Miner’s Union Day, June 13th, 2015.
Saturday, June 15th from 8-10PM: Join us at the Carpenters Union Hall for a live concert featuring local musicians Blue Dream, My Fist Your Face, and others. This will be a musical party celebrating the end of the Pledge Drive.
Launched on Miner's Union Day, June 13, 2015, KBMF serves as a 24/7 open platform for the citizens of Butte. Among the station's offerings are two weekly news hours (Mondays and Tuesdays 5-6pm) that provide original, independently researched stories that include overviews and commentary about Butte's environmental status, reports on timely local government issues, selections from oral histories collected by the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, and editorials covering a broad spectrum of viewpoints. Syndicated programs like Native America Calling fill out the news offerings.
From a musical perspective, KBMF has trained more than 100 volunteer DJs who, in keeping with the station's freeform format, play a wide spectrum of musical styles, ranging from pop to country, jazz to blues, rock to hip hop, and perennial favorites, along with sneak peaks at the newest releases.
In keeping with the KBMF's commitment to the ideal of social justice, the station has aired first- person reporting from Standing Rock Sioux Reservation during the protests of 2016. Subsequently, the station has participated in a cultural exchange with the KBMF's sister station in Nongoma, South Africa in 2018. In the near future, KBMF hopes to launch a rural community radio network that supports both Montana and global radio partners. Headquartered in the Carpenters Union Hall in Uptown Butte, KBMF volunteers have been instrumental in the ongoing rehabilitation of that historic building.
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