Mission and Overview
KFMG-LP is a Low Power community radio station, broadcasting to the city of Des Moines, and suburbs, with studios and offices located at Mainframe Studios at 900 Keo Way in downtown Des Moines, IA. KFMG is owned and operated by The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation, an Iowa not-for-profit corporation, authorized as at 501(c)(3) corporation for tax purposes by the Internal Revenue Service.
Ron Sorenson, former owner of KFMG-FM (1992-1996) is the General Manager of KFMG and President of The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation. A Board of Directors consisting of 14 persons from central Iowa sets overall policy and direction.
KFMG operates as "Your Community Voice" and actively assists a broad spectrum of central Iowa non-profit groups and organizations to inform residents about services, programs, projects and opportunities. This includes the local fine arts and cultural community, with specific emphasis on the local music community, both performers and promoters; the human services community, and the downtown community.
The primary goal of the station is to assist in making central Iowa a better place to live by providing information about and arts, entertainment and culture, and by playing the music we all love.
KFMG seeks to enlighten with both music and spoken word. From Public Service Announcements which actually see the light of day, to short-form and long-form discussion programs, KFMG will seek to inform, to illuminate, to educate, and to inspire.
KFMG's main musical format is called "Eclectic Triple A" (Adult Album Alternative). We are a melodic rock station with soul, a musical melting pot blending jazz and soul with rock and roll, stirring in some blues, acoustic, classical, and world beat, and flavoring with reggae and salsa. KFMG plays musicians who live in our town, and musicians who are coming to our town. The station displays music as diverse as our city and our listeners. We invite you to be one of them.
KFMG, 98.9 FM, is one of the very few locally owned radio stations remaining in the community, and the only one to focus primarily on the community. Your contribution is vital if the station is to continue to operate, to upgrade our equipment, and get the word out about our programming. It also allows KFMG to continue to tell central Iowa's story worldwide through 24/7 online streaming from our website at kfmg.org.
If you would like to donate non-monetary services or if you have a business which would benefit from reaching KFMG's unique and growing audience through program underwriting, please contact Ron Sorenson at 515-244-4145.
Thank you very much for your support.
We stream our audio signal 24/7. We also have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KFMG98.9. There is also a Fans of KFMG Des Moines, Iowa group which can be accessed here: www.facebook.com/groups/78198010764.