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As a volunteer-powered, noncommercial radio station our mission is to provide listeners everywhere with a distinctive radio listening experience.

Through volunteer time and talent we offer you listening treasure.

KRFC 88.9 FM Fort Collins is a community-based, not-for-profit radio station located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The station is owned and operated by Public Radio for the Front Range and our programming is composed of a diverse group of volunteer DJs, whose genres are as distinctive as they are.

There’s something for everyone’s listening pleasure at KRFC 88.9 FM, as we are not constrained by membership to major networks such as NPR or Pacifica. KRFC 88.9 FM serves music and public affairs aficionados featuring an eclectic mix of in-person, broadcast and online programming. In so doing, KRFC 88.9 FM operates an influential, listener-supported public radio station.

Not only do we feature a variety of musical genres—from rock to hip-hop, blue grass to county, classical and so much more—our programming is a source of community-oriented information and cultural enrichment, as well. Focused on local, public affairs, we provide an information source for northern Colorado. Human interest stories, real time news and public affairs programming provide a listening option to a world-wide audience.

Our facilities in the heart of The Music District in Fort Collins allows KRFC FM 88.9 FM to host a wide variety of community events and produce hundreds of live performances—many of which are open to the public at no charge.

HISTORY

Public Radio for the Front Range (PRFR) was started by a group of former DJs out of KCSU-FM. Non-student DJs decided to relocate after KCSU-FM’s underwriter, Colorado State University, decided to make KCSU-FM solely student-run. In September 1995, PRFR was given IRS 501(C)(3) non-profit status.

By the summer of 1996, PRFR had applied for a construction permit for 88.9 MHz. After many hurdles, the PRFR group was finally able to make an agreement with other applicants, in order to receive 88.9 MHz. The agreement was then submitted to the FCC in 2002, and PRFR was granted a construction permit for a 3,000-watt non-commercial radio station. KRFC 88.9 FM began broadcasting on March 1, 2003.

KRFC FM 88.9 has grown leaps and bounds since then. In 2016, expanded studios were completed in an exciting new home within The Music District campus in Fort Collins.  The new state of the art facilities feature four studios, which are all constructed with the ability to broadcast live. Welcoming office space, along with aesthetic surroundings, create a symbiotic relationship with for music-focused professionals.

How does KRFC FM 88.9 accomplish all of this?

Our volunteers offer time and talent to provide listeners a treasure trove, however everything we do at KRFC 88.9 FM is made possible through the support of individual donors, business partners and corporate and foundation grants and gifts.

Would you like to be part of this musical treasure chest?  Here’s how:

  • Make your personal, tax-deductible donation, now.
  • Join as a sustaining member and help the station that brings you music and public affairs thrive.
  • Visit the Donate section linked here, and thank you for your interest.