President's Speech on Syria Broadcast On KHOI

September 10, 2013 - 3:26pm -- paulhertz

KHOI interrupted their regularly scheduled programming tonight to bring you President Obama’s address to the nation on the Syrian crisis. The speech was carried live. There was be commentary and analysis until 9 p.m. The president’s speech culminated a weeklong media blitz urging military action against Syria for its use of poison gas in its civil war.

KHOI Celebrates Its First Year On the Air

September 2, 2013 - 12:15pm -- paulhertz

KHOI Community Radio invites the public to celebrate its first year of radio broadcasting on Saturday, September 7th. Celebrations will occur in two consecutive events in downtown Ames, including a party at the station's headquarters with cake and performers, followed by a free concert at Cafe Diem. KHOI actually dates its birth to August 17, when it officially commenced regular broadcasting. Anniversary celebrations were postponed until September 7th to accommodate vacation times.

The September 7th celebrations will begin at 5:00 PM at KHOI's headquarters at 410 Douglas Avenue (the Ames Pantorium building).  Refreshments will be served, including a birthday cake provided by KHOI and HyVee. Myra Henderson, from Boone, will give a live musical performance, along with surprise guests. 

Celebrations will continue at Cafe Diem at 229 Main Street in Ames from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a live performance by Tom and Doug, along with musicians Joe Bezek, Will Stone, Knitmaster SSK, Dot-Com Girl, and others. Tom and Doug are the stars of “The Tom and Doug Show” a music and comedy show that airs weekly on KHOI at 11:30 on Saturday mornings and also syndicates nationally.  They describe themselves as the “the second best jazz-rock-ragtime-blues-comedy-rap-polka bands among New Jersey/Iowa duos.” Thomas Florek is from Princeton, New Jersey and Doug Gentile is an Ames resident and professor of psychology at Iowa State University.

Gentile said, “There's always a lot of uproar when Tom and I actually get to see each other in the same place and we want to share the brouhaha. Everyone, come and party with us at Cafe Diem on the 7th! It's free. But we ask that you still bring your checkbook and be a part of KHOI's financial success in their second broadcast year.”

“We certainly want to spread the fun and excitement about what has been accomplished so far. And  we want to thank everyone who has made this first year possible. KHOI belongs to the Central Iowa community.” said KHOI station manager Ursula Ruedenberg. 

KHOI 89.1 FM is a non-commercial, community-based radio station serving Central Iowa.  They welcome participation from all parts of the community, and welcome all voices, regardless of their perspectives, to discuss issues and entertain.  KHOI’s mission is to build community through communication.  

For more information about KHOI Community Radio, call (515) 292-2878 or visit

KHOI Broadcasts Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

August 26, 2013 - 6:12pm -- paulhertz

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, one of the largest political rallies in US history. Organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations, the March was where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his a "I Have a Dream" speech. From 1:30 to 2:30 pm on August 28, KHOI broadcast an hour-long audio collage of King and the events that shaped his life and death, produced by Dred-Scott Keyes of WBAI-Pacifica. For more information, visit the Pacifica Network's website.

Story County Community Foundation Major Grant

July 17, 2013 - 12:40am -- ursula

The Story County Community Foundation will award a $25,000 grant in November to the applicant showing maximum benefits for Story County. Applicants must be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3), charitable projects of a governmental agency or the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for the project.

In order to screen for the most viable projects and limit the number of organizations investing their time applying, an Intent to Apply form is required for anyone interested in applying for the Major Grant. The Allocations Committee will review the forms and invite applicants to submit a full application requesting funding. Letter of Intent to Apply are due before August 1, 2013.

More information and the Intent to Apply form are available on the Grants Available page of the Story County Community Foundation webpage. Please call SCCF at 515-232-9200 for more information.


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