Public broadcasters, including KDHX, have adopted shared principles to strengthen the trust and integrity that communities expect of valued public service institutions.

Public media organizations contribute to a strong civil society and active community life, provide access to knowledge and culture, extend education, and offer varied viewpoints and sensibilities.

The freedom of public media professionals to make editorial decisions without undue influence is essential. It is rooted in America's commitment to free speech and a free press. It is reflected in the unique and critical media roles that federal, state, and local leaders have encouraged and respected across the years. It is affirmed by the courts.

Trust is equally fundamental. Public media organizations create and reinforce trust through rigorous, voluntary standards for the integrity of programming and services, fundraising, community interactions, and organizational governance.

These standards of integrity apply to all the content public media organizations produce and present, regardless of subject matter, including news, science, history, information, music, arts, and culture. These standards apply across all public media channels and platforms - broadcasting, online, social media, print, media devices, and in-person events.

Public media, individually and collectively:

  • Contribute to communities' civic, educational, and cultural life by presenting a range of ideas and cultures and offering a robust forum for discussion and debate.
  • Commit to accuracy and integrity in the pursuit of facts about events, issues, and important matters that affect communities and people's lives.
  • Pursue fairness and responsiveness in content and services, with particular attention to reflecting diversity of demography, culture, and beliefs.
  • Aim for transparency in news gathering, reporting, and other content creation and share the reasons for important editorial and programming choices.
  • Protect the editorial process from the fact and appearance of undue influence, exercising care in seeking and accepting funds and setting careful boundaries between contributors and content creators.
  • Encourage understanding of fundraising operations and practices, acknowledge program sponsors, and disclose content-related terms of sponsor support.
  • Maintain respectful and accountable relationships with individual and organizational contributors.
  • Seek editorial partnerships and collaborations to enhance capacity, perspective, timeliness, and relevance and apply public media standards to these arrangements.
  • Expect employees to uphold public media's integrity in their personal as well as their professional lives, understanding that employee actions, even when "off the clock," affect trust, integrity, credibility, and impartiality.
  • Promote the common good, the public interest, and these commitments to integrity and trustworthiness in organizational governance, leadership, and management.

The Public Media Code of Integrity was developed by the Affinity Group Coalition and the Station Resource Group, collectively representing public television and radio stations and service organizations from across the country, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

September 2013

KDHX and the Folk School are known for being plugged in to the best music in town. As a result, we have connections with the best independent musicians and artists in the city, and we are often asked to help book bands, DJs, or emcees for a variety of events, different in scope, aesthetic, and atmosphere.

Booking services are available depending on a variety of factors, including budget and staff availability. KDHX is committed to paying independent musicians and artists a fair rate in exchange for their talent and helping make your event a success.

If you're interested in having KDHX and/or the Folk School curate music for your event, fill out our Media Sponsorship Application. We're sure we can find just the right sound for your event!

Underwriting announcements are brief, factual descriptions of goods or services. Underwriting announcements are aired in exchange for monetary support of a particular KDHX program or the station as a whole.  

As a non-commercial, non-profit station we depend on underwriting, and our underwriters can count on us to deliver an effective message to our loyal and intelligent listeners. Underwriting with KDHX is a great way to tell an attentive audience about your good or service. Underwriting announcements can be up to 30 seconds long.

In addition to on-air announcements, we also offer web banners of various sizes on our website KDHX.org.

Underwriting language is restricted by FCC regulation, but our underwriting executive can help you script announcements that are effective in delivering your message.

For more information about underwriting KDHX, please email our account executive at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KDHX is not your typical radio station and The Stage is not your typical venue. Our intention is to provide a space for creative events that might not otherwise be able to find a home. We’re looking to book shows that have something a little different, that are a little risky and might be hard to pull off in other spaces. We especially like collaborative efforts and outside of the box thinking.

If you are a local musician looking to do something a little different or have a big milestone to celebrate like an album or video release, contact us. We might be able to work something out.

If you are a touring musician, spins on 88.1 KDHX is the best way to get booked at The Stage. Please remit recent releases to KDHX Music Department, 3524 Washington Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103.

For booking email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All KDHX DJs are unpaid volunteers. The first step to volunteering is to fill out the Production Volunteer Application

You will receive a confirmation via e-mail after your registration has been received.

A KDHX staff person will be in touch with next steps to becoming a DJ. Volunteers are required to be 18 years of age or older.

Thanks for your interest in being a volunteer at KDHX!

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