Metromix.com Des Moines has named KHOI’s partnering organization, Maximum Ames, as winners of the third annual Metromix Mixies award. The Mixies are a celebration of the central Iowa music scene, one that continues to progress and grow with each year. Winners were selected by music writer Joe Lawler, as well as website readers. Metromix is a local entertainment guide web site.
The award was given to Mumford’s band members Nate Logsdon (member of the KHOI board of directors) and Chris Lyng, who organized a successful, multi-day festival last September. Headliners were Mountain Goats and Xiu Xiu and more than 100 touring and Iowa acts who performed simultaneously at multiple Ames venues. This coming September 20-23 they will organize the second Maximum Ames festival. Listen for informationon this and interviews with the performers on KHOI (yes we will be on the air then). More info at maximumames.com
The Maximum Ames business office is located in the Ames Pantorium along with KHOI. Nate and Chris produce KHOI's monthly signature event, Pandemonium at the Pantorium, which occur on the first Friday of each month.
Congratulations also to Christopher Ford, co-founder of Maximum Ames for winning an additional Mixie award for his nine-member band Christopher the Conquered.
Congratulations Maximum Ames. Thanks y'all for making Iowa sparkle, your contribution to local community life, and your generous partnership with KHOI.
Benefit for KHOI community radio
May 1, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Octagon Center for the Arts 427 Douglas Avenue, Ames IA 50010
$15 admission at the door
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Celebrate May Day with two of your favorite political pundits! Arnie Arnesen and “Dr. Politics” Steffen Schmidt will be together again at a benefit for KHOI community radio. The dynamic team hosted Iowa Public Radio's former "Politics Day," which was a weekly edition of "Talk of Iowa." They continue to contribute commentary to Iowa Public Radio.
Arnesen and Schmidt are reuniting for an evening of fun, food, and food for thought - to help wrap up the capital campaign for building KHOI by the August 7 deadline.
The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a light supper of British pub foods and beverages, including beer and wine. At 6:30 Arnesen and Schmidt take to the mikes to share their views on the news of the day and political amusements. Admission is $15, but Arnie says, “Bring your checkbook or credit card!”. KHOI is a non-commercial radio station, and all contributions are tax deductible.