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The mission of KDHX is to build community through media.
KDHX is a pretty rare thing. In an increasingly commercial world, we are proud to be a non-profit media organization celebrating 33 years of independent music, art, and culture in St. Louis and around the world. KDHX has evolved into a community institution dedicated to preserving, presenting, and promoting music and the arts in the Saint Louis region. Our mission is to build community through media, which we do by being an essential point of connectivity for area organizations, artists, and audiences. KDHX is recognized as a public service broadcaster and community builder through its various channels - 88.1 FM, KDHX.org, and Folk School of KDHX.
Our flagship program, the community radio station broadcasting at 88.1 FM, provides commercial-free music programming locally produced by volunteers 24 hours a day. We rigorously curate educational music programming to platform voices traditionally marginalized by mainstream media. Further, through our on-air music, arts and events calendars, and short-form programs like Saint Louis Music Notes and Here’s History - a partnership with the Missouri History Museum - we inform and educate listeners about relevant community events and conversations.
KDHX is deeply committed to supporting local and independent artists. We serve local artists, arts, and nonprofit organizations by promoting their work through on-air announcements, calendar listings, event sponsorships, and arts reviews. KDHX employs more than 300 artists per year and donates over $1 million of free publicity to promote the work of artists and organizations through on-air announcements and on-air short-form programming. KDHX strives to bring it all to the St. Louis community, by connecting its audiences with artists, venues, and institutions that matter.