KFJC 89.7FM

About KFJC

A quick primer

KFJC's mission in life, as much as we can agree on such a thing, is to be a conduit for new and interesting audio art and information, especially the sorts that are unavailable elsewhere. Our music programming is largely oriented to recent material. Most programs must play at least 35% (by song count) tracks from material added in the last 8 weeks. We strive to carry the best of many styles of music and relevant public affairs programming.

Licensed to the Trustees of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and operated as a teaching laboratory for the Fine Arts and Communications Department of Foothill College, KFJC welcomes everyone to register in a broadcasting class and begin to help with station operation. Those seeking a weekly music program must contribute 8 hours of station work per week and attend weekly station meetings.

Day-to-day operations are overseen by the General Manager who is elected to the post annually. The GM oversees a total of eleven departments which are:

  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Production
  • Programming
  • Promotions
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
  • Publicity
  • Traffic
  • Training
  • Treasury
Most of these departments have a managing staff member. Managers are elected through submission of a proposal, and are voted to the post by the other department managers.

Our offices are on the beautiful Foothill College campus. We now have three somewhat modern studios, a pretty impressive music collection, and facilities to broadcast and record bands in our building (infamously known as "the Pit").

Our transmitter is located on Black Mountain, in the Montebello Open Space Preserve, south of Los Altos. We use a QEI 675 500 watt transmitter and Micro Controls PTS-10C studio-transmitter link. Latest additions to our arsenal include Telos Z/IP One codec boxes to allow remote broadcasts from anywhere in the world.

We're funded mostly by listener contributions, with some support from local business. If you'd like to contribute as an individual, please call 650 949 7348 or go to our donation page. Also call if you'd like to be a sponsoring business - you can get a lot of on-air acknowledgment for comparatively little money.