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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Here is the amazing list of Premiums to choose from with a donation to KFMG!

We thank all of the KFMG supporters who donated during the intensive portion of the KFMG Fall Fun(d) Drive. We did better than average, but not as well as we needed to do in order to keep up with the increased expenses in our new facilities at Mainframe Studios.

While Mainframe space is significantly lower than “market rates” because of its non-profit structure as a cultural incubator, it’s MUCH more expensive than “free” which was our status in the donated space at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. We also had donated space on the roof of the Hotel for our antenna. We now pay a monthly fee to have the antenna located on the KCCI tower. And we have additional phone and internet costs to send our audio signal to the antenna location.

All of this has essentially doubled our overhead. We HAVE substantially increased our underwriting donations, both from businesses and from individuals, but we’re just making ends meet.   We need to start putting revenue aside for new equipment (our control board is more than 30 years old, for example.  It works most of the time, but there will come a time when it needs to be replaced). Plus, I wouldn’t mind getting paid something—I’ve been working as a volunteer for the past two years. 

So we’re going to continue the Fun(d) Drive, but on a somewhat less intrusive basis, at least on-air. We’ll keep the list of premium items up on the website and our Facebook page through the end of the year. There are some really cool items that might well make excellent holiday gifts for the music-lover on your list.

PLEASE, if you’ve not already donated, consider supporting this unique Community resource.  

Thank you!

Ron Sorenson

General Manager


Please consider helping KFMG continue as "Your Community Voice" by providing financial assistance. You can easily make a contribution by calling KFMG at 515-244-4145 or 244-4146, or by mailing a check or money order directly to KFMG at:


PO Box 41143

Des Moines, IA 50311

Or you can go directly to our link at Tikly to give your support to KFMG online, https://app.tikly.co/events/4237.


We DO have premium items available for donors; and we have some VERY interesting items to pass along to you to encourage you to donate AND to show our appreciation for your donation in a tangible manner. It really is an impressive list of stuff, and an equally impressive group of persons and entities donated all that stuff so that we can reward you for your support of KFMG-LP, 98.9 FM.

If you make a donation by mail, and you wish a premium, please indicate several options (as many of the premiums are in limited supply or are one-of-a-kind), and we’ll let you know what is available. Please send us a separate email if you contribute through Tikly, and wish to have a premium item. Please Contact Us by clicking HERE, and we will be able to respond to you directly that way. Or Contact us at kfmg@kfmg.org. Thank you!

Thank you very much for your support.

*NOTE* some of the concert tickets are time-sensitive; you may want to check those first.
Here's the list of Premiums & Donation Levels:
***2019 Special Ticket Premium List***

Concert                   Day/Date         Donation Price / Value                  Venue                      
Trampled By Turtles         Fri 1/24/2020    $50 per pair (approx $70 value)       Hoyt Sherman Place  
Calexico                    Thurs 2/13/20   $50 per pair ($70)              Hoyt Sherman     (w/Iron and Wine)

**$15.00 – 2 for $25.00***************************************************

Music DVDs:
Michael Bolton – Live at Royal Albert Hall
Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion Project 2-DVD set
Flight of the Conchords – Born to Folk – 2nd Season – HBO Series
David Sanborn – Live at Montreux 1984
Simply Red – Live at Montreux 2003
Slightly Stoopid – Live @ Roberto’s

DVD - Hybrid Pioneer – Local Artist Documentary film by Kristian Day (autographed by the filmmaker)

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) of the self-titled Columbia debut, signed by both members of The Civil Wars

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) from Delta Machine, signed by three members of Depeche Mode

Poster (slightly folded during shipping) from R.E.V.O. signed by all 5 members of Walk Off the Earth

Hardworking Americans “fun pak” with flag, a metal thermos, and 4 seed packets (they Really REALLY grow! Two carrots and two cucumbers)

Delta Lady- A Memoir  by Rita Coolidge (Paperback book)

**$15.00 (no twofers)********************************************************

Nikki’s Wives CD & Adjustable (Black) Cap

Nikki’s Wives CD & Adjustable (Camouflage) Cap

Lee Shaw & Rich Syracuse – Live at Caspe Terrace CD

**At $20.00*************************************************************

*3-packs of Various Blues CDs

Autographed Items:
Copy of Shed My Skin by Dan Navarro – signed by Dan
Copy of National Throat by Will Daily – signed by Will
Copy of Tough Times Don’t Last by Grady Champion – autographed by Grady
Copy of Invisible Stars by Everclear - autographed by - Art Alexakis
Copy of Blues In a Bottle by Rob Lumbard - autographed by Rob
Copy of An American in Havana by Susan Werner – autographed by Susan
Copy of Voyageur by Kathleen Edwards – autographed by Kathleen
Copy of Harlequin Dream CD and poster – autographed by Boy and Bear
Copy of Lou, by Joseph Arthur (tribute to Lou Reed) – autographed by Joseph
Copy of World on Fire by 28 North – autographed by all 4 band members
Copy of Companion by Humming House – Autographed by the Band
Copy of United We Stand (debut full-length CD) by Adrian Duffy & Mayo Brothers - signed by Adrian Duffy (3)
Copy of Someone Like You (2013 EP) – autographed by Adrian Duffy

**At $25.00*****************************************************************

Regular Sub, Chips, & Drink "Free Lunch for up to Three" @Jersey Mikes – (about $35 value)

REM’s Document (25th Anniversary Remastered 2-CD set)

While No One Was Looking – 2-CD set “Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records”

Green Zone Gift Packet from Linda Mason Hunter – 1 Green Clean book (autographed); 1 Three Green Rats book (autographed); ($35 value)

“Moonshine-A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit” hardback book by John Schlimm (2)

Copy of View From the Edge by David Wilcox – signed by David

Copy of Deeper by Nuke the Soup – signed by Mark Davison

Poster – autographed by all three members of the band London Grammar

Bob Schneider – The King Kong Suite Set (3 EPs plus a Bob Schneider wristband)

Matt Kearney – Autographed poster

Poster – “Nude back” poster of Joy Williams from The Civil Wars, signed by Joy

Poster of Leon Bridges playing guitar, initialed by Leon (LB)

Poster of jazz singer Gregory Porter, signed by Gregory

Deluxe KFMG Howlin’ Brothers package. Includes an autographed copy of their debut recording, Howl, the Sun Studio Session EP, and the album, Trouble

High Crest Fun Pak – 1 CD; 1 t-shirt (XL); 1 autographed poster

3 Autographed Susan Werner Package: An American in Havana; Eight Unnecessary Songs for Piano; and NOLA 9complete with strings of beads)

**At $30.00 *****************************************************************

Carhartt Packable Duffle Bag from G & L Clothing ($35 value)

Copy of Aoxomoxoa; 50th Anniversary 2-CD Deluxe Edition from the Grateful Dead

Copy of Never My Love: The Anthology, a four-CD career retrospective from Donny Hathaway

Copy of Unplugged by Eric Clapton – Deluxe Edition reissue 2 Cds/1DVD

Autographed ‘Death Cab for Cutie’ “AUTUMN DE WILDE” coffee table book

Copy of R-Kive, a three-CD career retrospective of both Genesis recordings and Genesis-member solo recordings

Copy of Appaloosa - CD from jazz/funk bassist Tony Saunders, plus an autographed 8x10 color photo of Tony (and his bass)

The Rounder Records Story - Box Set (4 CDs)

**At $40.00 *****************************************************************

$30 gift card from Papa Keno’s Pizza

$50 gift card to Marv’s Music
Iowa CD Package #2 – The Nadas – MMVIII; The Nadas – Almanac; Crystalline – Nadas Tribute CD; The Nadas – Planetarium; Rob Lumbard – Blues in a Bottle; Brian Holtz Band self-titled EP

Iowa CD Package #3 – David Zollo – For Hire; The Nadas – MMVIII; The Nadas – Almanac; HipKnosis – Darkest Dreams; Dakota Park – You Ain’t Perfect; Crystalline – Nadas Tribute CD

Iowa CD Package #4 – Rob Lumbard – Blues in a Bottle; Mary McAdams – When You Dive; Dakota Park – Midol & Whiskey; The High Crest; Thankful Dirt; Big Joe & Jen – Lively!

Eight page color promotional piece for Barenaked Ladies’ album Stunt, autographed by all members of the band (including the now-departed Steven Page)

**At $50.00**************************************************************

Widespread Panic 5-CD Package w/Earth to America; Live in the Classic City; Don’t Tell the Band; Night of Joy; Choice Cuts

Voucher for 2 tickets for any upcoming show at the Des Moines
Community Playhouse. Good for the 2018-2019 season. (value ranges from $60 to $100 depending upon the show chosen)

Stone Temple Pilots Super Deluxe "Core" package-4 CDs, vinyl, DVD, and booklet. ($65 value)

Paul Kelly – NEARLY COMPLETE – A to Z Box Set (8 CDs); Songs from the South (2-CD “Greatest Hits” collection); Spring and Fall (2012) release; and from 2016, Death’s Dateless Night (with Charlie Owen) and Seven Sonnets & A Song (words by Wm. Shakespeare, music and performance by Paul Kelly)(Australian singer/songwriter)

Grateful Dead ‘Saint of Circumstance’ 3-CD Set (Giants Stadium June ’91)                    

**At $75.00*******************************************************************

A "Pick Three" ticket pack from Anchor Coffee House- tickets to any three of the shows coming to Anchor in the 2017/2018 season. ($150 value)

$50 Gift Card from Flying Mango

$50 Gift Card from Waterfront Seafood

**At $100.00******************************************************************

Autographed and framed 2013 tour poster from the Passenger “Let Her Go” US tour

Autographed Special Edition: Passenger -"Young As The Morning; Old As The Sea" Double Vinyl w/Booklet ($150.00 value)

Original Bill Anderson Art Print - Paul McCartney @ Wells Fargo/light (Valued $125.00)

Original Bill Anderson Art Print - Oskaloosa Barn (Valued $125.00)

**At $200.00**************************************************************

Original Bill Anderson Art Print - "Kool Kat" (Valued $250.00) )-see pictures

New Epiphone DR-100/VS Acoustic Guitar – Autographed by the band Scars on 45-plus: a Scars on 45 “Safety in Numbers” CD (valued @$250)

New Epiphone DR-100/VS Acoustic Guitar – Autographed by Passenger; plus latest "Young As The Morning; Old As The Sea" CD (valued @$250)

**At $400.00**************************************************************

The Java Jews will perform at your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Hog Roast or Pool Party. ($400 value) (Abe says that for $500 they will show up, but NOT play J)

for the “Real Audiophile”:
A Dynaco SCA-35 - integrated tube amplifier and a set of Dynaco A-25 speakers.

(Valued at $500 plus freight if purchased on Audiogon, US AudioMart or eBay.)

The system has been checked out and given the thumbs-up by Tri-Point Audio.


*We also have boxes of CDs by artists KFMG is playing or has played (a wide variety of artists and styles) for a donation of $5.00 apiece at the station (3 for $10)


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KFMG's Fund Drive and Premium List!!
Vivian Kay Masters on November 24, 2019 at 10:48 am said:
Do you still have the tickets for Grace Potter and for Trampled by Turtles?
If I want both, do I put in $80 for my donation and then get to choose those for my premium?? Clearly, I'm confused.

Vivian Masters

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