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Fundraiser 2020

Once a year, as summer draws to a close, KFJC transforms into full-on super infinity Fundraiser Mode. As non-profit, non-commercial purveyors of unusual sound, we rely on our friends and listeners for financial support — and love them for it! Your contributions help us continue broadcasting for another year, and we've got a wide range of gifts to say thank you.

Pandemic Broadcast Arrangements

KFJC DJs and hosts are continuing to do live shows from our studios at Foothill College. We are taking precautions to protect everyone's health, including increased cleaning of equipment and regular hand washing. In light of shelter-in-place orders in the Bay Area, some DJs are staying at home. Because of this, we will periodically air shows from the past. We are happy to be here for you and hope you enjoy our mix of live shows, Mayhem special flashbacks, and more surprises. Sending much love and music from all of us at KFJC!

Events & Specials

KFJC's 61st anniversary

Tuesday October 20
Happy 61st anniversary to KFJC! It was 61 years ago today that KFJC was launched out of an old broom closet in the early days of Foothill College at the Mountain View campus. KFJC has been up to all kinds of antics since October 20, 1959 and is proud to continue in the adventurous spirit of our founders. Take a look at the KFJC History Blog for a closer look at scenes from KFJC's illustrious past and tune in to KFJC this month for some retrospective programming in honor of our anniversary.

Magic Jack rebroadcast

Saturday October 24 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Magic Jack
KFJC rebroadcasts a fundraiser show that originally aired on October 16, 2012 (see playlist).

KFJC Fundraiser Spot-a-thon

Sunday October 25 at 7PM
Join us as we wrap up the 2020 KFJC Fundraiser with our annual Spot-a-thon, featuring all of the fundraiser spots that were produced this year. Tune in to hear your favorite moments, from Fluffy the Cat to the fast-talking train engineer.

KFJC at 60: 1959 Flashback

Tuesday October 27 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard and DJ Chas Gaudi
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on October 22, 2019. As part of KFJC's 60th anniversary celebration, Cynthia Lombard is once again joined by record collector Pete Gowdy (AKA DJ Chas Gaudi) for an exploration of music from the past. This time, they will turn to 1959, the year of KFJC's birth. Many genres will be represented, with an emphasis on lesser known artists and obscure releases.

Interview with the Directors of Vinyl Nation

Wednesday October 28 at 8AM
Hosted by Ann Arbor
The directors of Vinyl Nation: A Documentary Dig into the Record Resurgence join Ann Arbor for an interview about their new film. Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone share insights about the current fascination with vinyl records.

A Requiem for Thoth

Thursday October 29 at 2PM-6PM
KFJC has been posting archived shows of Firebunker chronologically every Thorsday at 2pm in remembrance of Cy Thoth, the on-air persona of Phil Herz. A unique entity in underground radio and indeed this plane of existence, he would rule that time slot for seven years. From March 2, 2006 until March 7, 2013 he would apply his singular take on superimposition, psychedelia, misery, and metal, while exploring the realm of a mystic's inner journey from his garden on the Magic Mountain. Exploring themes that he would be introduced to while traveling the Silk Road in his youth and blending them with his expansive knowledge of the written word, he would then deliver them in his highly recognizable cadence, timing, and volume. Join us as we revisit some of our favorite moments, monologues, memories, and more of our dearly departed dj in commemoration of the conclusion of the Firebunker Archive.

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