The KBCS Winter Fund Drive, or How To Stick It To Congress

Walkin’ the Floor’s Winter Fund Drive – Live Sunday 6am – 9am  on KBCS 91.3 and always streaming at

Sunday, February 20th, is the final day of the KBCS Winter Fund Drive. It comes on the heels of the House of Reps vote to eliminate funding for public broadcasting and therefore limiting our freedom, specifically our ability to express ourselves while not being beholden to corporate sponsors. I believe deeply in the continued value of community radio and urge you to listen, to participate, and to donate. Non commercial, unscripted radio remains one of our most real, cherished and true reflections of who we are as a people and a rollicking way to try and define ourselves!

Community radio is the last city without walls. I have listeners from all over the world, who come from very different backgrounds and hold opposite political beliefs, but, for three hours every Sunday morning, none of that really matters. When the twin fiddles kick in, and a hot telecaster rips into some chicken pickin’, and the steel guitars moan, and the singers slip their notes and hiccup their way through barroom bawlers and brawlers, people come together. That, to me, is the power of radio.  I stand at the microphone not as an authority, so much as a filter. I stand on the shoulders of those that came before me and am steadied by you, the listener. Over the last decade I keep hearing this phrase, freedom is not free. Well, I guess it’s not, and that’s why I come to you again and ask you to sustain this station by donating some of your hard earned money to something that needs it, that will use it well.

Please consider sticking it to congress by making a donation to community radio. 425.564.5000. Without you people will think the Eagles are country music and politicians know what’s best.


About Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.
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