Austin Community Radio, Inc. operating as KAZI 88.7 is the
oldest community station in Austin. The station is a listener-supported,
non-commercial community radio station, staffed almost entirely
by volunteers who work together out of a sense of commitment and
concern for our community.
KAZI was the dream of the late Dr. John Warfield, professor of African-American
Studies at the University of Texas. His vision was to create a
noncommercial station that served the needs of the African-American
community. With generous funding from the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting and loaned tower space from LBJ-S Broadcasting, KAZI
began transmitting on August 29, 1982.
Although KAZI was launched with the aid of public funding, it
currently survives entirely on donations from listeners and support
from commercial sponsors. The station also receives monies from
the City of Austin for the broadcast of the weekly City Council
KAZI remains a strong force in the Austin Community with its unique
mix of RnB, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Reggae, Zydeco,
Talk, Community Information, Independent News and more… KAZI also
takes pride in supporting and promoting local artists as well
as national artists on small independent labels.
For 25 years KAZI has been serving the Austin and surrounding
communities. The station maintains a family atmosphere with a
volunteer staff that loves what they do, which keeps the listening
audiences always wanting more.
Here is a map of our coverage of the Austin area:
Copyright ©2009 Austin Community Radio, Inc.