Fall Pledge

Jayn Pettingill | September 4th, 2022

Do you stream your jazz station at KCSM.ORG? Or do listen to us at 91.1FM? Either way, we love you madly for making us a part of your listening experience! Radio has been around for a long time and is an important part of many communities, taking the daily pulse of life through traffic, news and music.
Consider that in 1920 there was only one radio station in the U.S: KDKA in Pittsburg. Dr. Frank Conrad, a hobbyist who loved tinkering with the very new radio technology, shared his record collection with friends over the airwaves. Westinghouse Electric Company learned of this and, wanting to explore radio as a commercial endeavor, asked Conrad to help set up a regularly transmitting station in Pittsburg and the nation’s first commercial broadcast station was born on November 2, 1920. By 1922, there were four stations, and within a year, 560 joined the airwaves.
At 102 years old radio has come a long way and yet it still serves many of the same purposes: to connect, to educate, and to inform its listeners. At KCSM, a member supported station, we rely on you, our listeners to complete a unique circle: your stories, and memories often spur us on in the DJ booth when choosing music. We also pay tribute to our San Francisco Bay Area musicians and educators, a very rich community of stunning talent.
We also connect to a worldwide audience that shares our love of this music that is beyond category. Help us to maintain these vital connections so that we can continue to bring you the best in Jazz, and in playing this music forward, reaching people around the globe and right here, around our neighborhood! KCSM.ORG or 1-800-527-6911 THANK YOU!!

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