KX Takeover: Supporters “take over” KX FM airwaves for annual fund drive.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Laguna Beach, CA) November 16, 2020

 

KX FM, Laguna’s only radio station, invites local leaders and legends to take over its airwaves Nov. 18 through 24. Guest hosts will DJ their own hour live on the air, with their own handpicked music and content, to raise money for our beloved community radio station.

 

“KX Takeover is such a special fundraiser for us because it shows us every year that our station thrives when our community bands together to support it,” said KX FM Founder Tyler Russell McCusker. “This year, of course, has been especially hard on local radio like it has on all non-profits. It means so much to us that Lagunans show up for us during this challenging time to validate the worth of community radio in Laguna Beach.” 

 

KX FM is a throwback to classic days of radio, when DJs actually picked their own music and listeners expected a human connection and community involvement from their local station. To honor that, KX Takeover guest DJs will craft their own playlist and hour of storytelling, as they talk about how music and radio has impacted their lives. 

 

KX Takeover is a friendly-but-stiff competition where the guest DJ that raises the most money receives the coveted “Silver Tongue Award.” Past winners include Larry Nokes, Rick Riess, Bobbi Cox, Clay Berryhill, Awakening Code Radio and Cookie Lee. 

 

Some of this year’s participants include Mayor Bob Whalen, City Council Members Sue Kempf and Peter Blake, IMAX filmmakers Greg and Meghan MacGillivray, Firebrand Publisher Scott Sanchez, Chamber of Commerce President Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold, Attorney Larry Nokes, Planning Commissioner Jorg Dubin and more. 

 

Pledges can range from $20 to $20,000, and 100% of the proceeds generated during the fundraiser will assist the general operating budget of the station. By pledging $65 or more, listeners can become members of the radio station to receive annual benefits to ensure KX FM’s sustainability. When you make a donation online, you’ll be able to select which guest host you want it to count toward. 

 

If you value Laguna's own radio station, as an alternative to corporate media,  a source of independent views and thoughtfully crafted music shows, as a resource to be cherished and cared for, as a microphone into the very soul of Laguna, then please help keep them live on the air. Listen in and pledge during KX Takeover from 8:00am to 7:00pm Nov 18-24. 

 

Find the full schedule of shows and make your donation at KXFMRadio.org/kxtakeover

 

For more information, contact Alyssa Hayek at [email protected]

 

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About KX 93.5 

Since Oct. 2012, KX FM is the only licensed FM radio station in Laguna Beach’s history. It’s a non-profit, non-commercial radio station with hundreds of volunteer contributors, focused on the music, the listener, and the local community. KX FM provides a voice and a creative outlet for musicians, bands and artists squeezed out by commercial radio.        

 

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