LEXINGTON COMMUNITY RADIO
PO Box 526
Lexington KY 40588-0526
Contact Information
Nonprofit LEXINGTON COMMUNITY RADIO
Address PO Box 526
Lexington, KY 40588 0526
Phone (859) 721-5688
Contact Name Chuck Clenney
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2015
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
As a primarily volunteer-run organization, we're seeking community members who share our enthusiasm about local radio and are interested in using their skills and passions to create entertaining, engaging, and educational local radio programming. We’re looking for DJs/radio show hosts (no experience needed!), content developers, producers, musicians, spoken word artists, tech experts. We are particularly in need of Spanish speaking volunteers who are interested in being on air, representing LCR at events pertaining to the Latino community, and recording public service announcements in Spanish.

Our stations have the opportunity to give small, local events and organizations the media attention they deserve. There is so much innovation happening in Lexington that we need many volunteers to do it justice. . Do you have a great idea for a news segment or an event that needs to be covered -- a spelling bee, science fair, poetry slam? Let us know! lexingtoncommunityradio@gmail.com or call 859 227-7529.

Mail a check to

Lexington Community Radio

P.O. Box 526 

Lexington, KY 40588

or donate on our website:

lexingtoncommunityradio.org

Check out our podcasts at:
https://soundcloud.com/lexington-community-radio 

LCR is also appreciative of in-kind donations: office supplies, tech support, graphic design, and promotion in local publications.

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement

Lexington Community Radio's mission is to empower the community by engaging listeners with local, timely, and relevant information and opinions that positively impact safety and quality of life in Lexington.

 

Background Statement
Lexington Community Radio is a nonprofit organization with two operational Low Power FM stations (LPFM), WLXU 93.9FM and El Pulso 95.7FM. Debra Hensley, former city politician, State Farm agent and 2015 recipient of the Martha Layne Collins Award, started working to bring community radio to Lexington in 2011. We have a small staff and committed steering committee and Board of Directors that has been working hard to bring this democratic form of media to Lexington.

Our studios are in the Lexington STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) Academy, a public magnet high school in Lexington's North End. WLXL and WLXU are Lexington's first low-power FM stations, an FCC designation intended to give the power of the microphone and radio waves back to community members and nonprofit entities. Each of our 100-watt signals creates a 5 miles broadcast radius (approximately), which allows us to create and air content that informs and entertains the 200,000 people in our combined broadcast area.

Impact Statement

-Fundraising:

LCR has created a broad base of support including over 100 monetary and in-kind contributions from Lexington residents. We created a partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, signed an MOA with STEAM Academy, and built our studios there from scratch.

Our Founding Community Partners include

  • State Farm
  • The Blue Grass Community Foundation 
  • Toyota
  • PNC Bank
  • Community Trust Bank
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Urban County Council
  • LFUCG Department of Emergency Management
  • LFUCG Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works
  • Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
  • Lexington Directions
  • Just Fund KY

- Community Involvement:

We produce over 75 different weekly shows in Spanish and English, where we recruited dozens of volunteers of many different backgrounds and solidified our programming schedule. We have provided rich volunteer, service learning, and internship opportunities for high school and college students.

- Community Member Trainings:

We trained community members in both English and Spanish to create, produce, and communicate our original radio content.

- Content Development:

Months before we went on air, LCR proved itself as an important community asset by creating and airing local stories that would not have been covered by mainstream media in Lexington. Examples of these segments include

  • coverage of William Wells Brown Elementary’s first science fair and interviews with Nerd Squad,
  • fundraising efforts being done by teachers, students, and parents at Mary Todd Lincoln Elementary the school’s first out-of-state field trip to Washington DC in April of 2016.
Needs Statement
Community radio is always nonprofit and noncommercial. Our success depends on the involvement of community members, organizations, and businesses.

1. We are seeking committed volunteers who share in our vision of a more informed, connected, included, equitable and empowered Lexington. Volunteer opportunities include being on the air, helping with production, joining our Community and Youth Advisory Board, mentoring central Lexington youth, and representing LCR at events. We are in great need of Spanish speaking volunteers.

2. We are looking for local businesses who are interested in purchasing LCR underwriting packages. Our rates are affordable for businesses and organizations that are usually priced out of traditional advertising.

3. Local organizations who are interested in creating a radio segment to talk about their work and create PSAs.

4.  We are appreciative of monetary donations to support LCR's mission.

5. GREAT IDEAS! What makes LCR possible is the participation of Lexington's vibrant community members. Our stations are created by, for, and from central Lexington. Do you have a great idea for a radio show? Do you know about an event or story that should be covered? Tell us about it!

CEO/Executive Director Statement LCR is true community radio; hyper-local multicultural programming that enhances our neighborhoods! 
Board Chair Statement
Grassroots radio is the most democratic and accessible form of media in the world, but in the last several decades the majority of radio power has landed in the hands of corporate media. In attempts return some of the airwaves to grassroots causes, the Local Community Radio Act (passed in 2011) directed the FCC to issue low-power FM licenses to community nonprofits across America. I first heard about this opportunity in 2011 and immediately began dreaming of the impact a small, volunteer-powered radio station could have in our city. I began working with a group of local radio enthusiasts and Lexington lovers to investigate—and then work toward—the possibility of building our own. After months exploring the feasibility of this project, we hired a media attorney and applied as a public safety-oriented nonprofit—this allowed us to apply for two licenses and an opportunity to provide twin programming in English and Spanish to better address the needs of Lexington’s diverse residents.


Here’s our philosophy: When people feel as if they don't matter, they naturally feel as if their actions—or lack of action—don't matter, either. LCR is turning up community involvement and responsibility by turning up connection and inclusion. Our listeners will hear their friends and neighbors discussing issues that directly impact their lives, leading to a stronger sense of inclusion. LCR presents a unique opportunity to involve people—of all backgrounds and situations—to come together with the aim of making our community a more equitable and informed place to live. We use education, entertainment, and personal stories to dissolve discrimination and disconnection, creating real community throughout the many neighborhoods our stations serve.

LCR’s journey thus far has been inspiring: community members have seen LCR’s value from the very beginning and we’re honored to put their commitment and talent to good use. Many businesses, individuals, charitable foundations, and community organizations have contributed their time and money to our cause and we’re incredibly thankful. I’m so excited to see what the next couple of years bring!

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community & Neighbourhood Development
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Music
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Fayette County

LCR's stations have a combined estimated reach of 200,000 Lexington residents. The signals of the stations reach U.S. Census tracts that are home to a great majority of Lexington’s diverse and minority population. Nearly every Census tract in the listenership is majority minority, whether it be majority African-American or majority Latino.

The listeners also represent a majority of Fayette County residents who are living at or just above the U.S. poverty threshold. There are 14 Title I Schools in the LCR listenership area. Census geography of the listenership shows that in some of the Census tracts, more than 40 percent of residents are living at or below the federal poverty threshold.

 Our livestream online allows Lexingtonians and others to listen anytime, anywhere they may be.  We also have on our website podcasts of past locally produced shows that can be accessed from anywhere the internet reaches. 


Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

To provide hyper-local public safety updates, resource identification, etc. for every member of our community, even if they don't have access to the internet or if English is not their first language.

To broadcast crucial Department of Emergency Management and FEMA messages (in both English and Spanish) to Lexington residents who currently don’t have access to them.

To keep central Lexington safer, healthier, and more well-informed by engaging community members through entertaining and educational original radio content. 

To provide an opportunity for every member of the community to share their voice over our radio waves. 

To allow residents from school-aged youth to seniors to engage in local topics of interest (i.e., history, the arts, environment issues, food culture) through listening to and/or producing our stations’ content.

To increase airtime and public exposure for local musicians and artists including school musical ensembles.

To be a key force in helping residents in our communities cross the Digital Divide by providing opportunities for trainings in digital multi-media production.

To allow residents of Lexington’s underserved minority communities access to the public air waves.

To facilitate adult/youth mentorships to help youth realize future career goals and equip them with the skills necessary to pursue their desired career.

To increase community/volunteer participation in existing nonprofit work by informing volunteers of potential volunteer opportunities and connecting organizations doing similar work.

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

LCR engages the community through and through. From on-air to online, from neighborhood events to neighborhood news and emergency information, we rely on community volunteers to keep our programming relevant. We provide a platform for community connection, wellness, and self-expression. We do this through community meetings, trainings, and active participation in the operation of a broadcast facility.


We are creating a sustainable foundation for widespread community monetary and in-kind support through individuals, local businesses, other nonprofit organizations, charitable foundations, educators, public and private local schools, and universities.


We work to accomplish our goals through:

Programming: LCR's primary means of service is its broadcast content, which is aired 7 days a week in the basement of the Lexington STEAM Academy. LCR programming topics include:

- Public Safety (regional weather authorities, Emergency Alert System signals, traffic management, driver safety, public transportation, police and fire department updates)

News (Urban County Council sessions and public meetings, community events neighborhood association news)

- Community Education (financial education, family wellness, career and legal advice)

- Culture, Arts and Entertainment (local music shows across all genres, radio drama, poetry show)

- Public Service Announcements

Training: LCR helps make higher education and relevant technological and vocational training available to more Lexingtonians. LCR is a ready-made "lab" for students in many fields. Our partnerships with BCTC, the Lexington- Fayette County Health Department, Bluegrass Greensource, and others provide the opportunity for skill development for careers in Communications, Information Technology, Healthcare, Engineering and Business.

Website and Social Media Presence: An extension of radio broadcast, our website (lexingtoncommunityradio.org), Facebook page (Lexington Community Radio NOW) and Twitter account (@wlxlradio) serve as additional platforms for marketing, development, community engagement, and public safety messaging. It also provides us with a primary listener contact point for feedback, commentary, and new ideas from the community. The website makes us more visible in the community and reinforces updates on weather and traffic, so more Lexington residents will be able to access crucial, time-sensitive information.

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?

A group of people from diverse backgrounds work hard to make our vision of a more informed, connected, equitable and empowered Lexington a reality. Members of our Board and Steering Committee have experience in radio, media, news, social stimulus, emergency management, fundraising, and community programs, and are connected to a wide network of committed volunteers and donors. Several members helped build WRFL, the University of Kentucky’s alternative radio station.

We have established a crucial partnership with the LFUCG Department of Emergency Management (FEMA). Our public safety goals for the community will be in collaboration with this office and its affiliates, including FEMA. Our existing partnerships with LFUCG, local nonprofits, public and private schools, universities, and churches provide us with a constant stream of volunteers and content. Underwriting, annual membership dues, and membership drives provide us with a steady cash flow. The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health has committed $30,000 to LCR over the next three years.

IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?

In order to serve our community to the best of our ability, we must ensure that we actually reach and involve the residents we seek, that we provide high quality, credible, and engaging programming, and that our studio operations facilitate our mission. We want to know how effective our outreach efforts are and will use the following quantitative and qualitative metrics to ensure our goals are reached: Frequency counts of programs – content, initiative category (Health and Well-being, Sustainability/Stewardship, Emergency Alerts, and so forth), in English and/or Spanish.

We measure our success with:  
  • Arbitron listenership data
  • Demographic and neighborhood/location information of outreach efforts and program participants, including individual categories (for example, students, area residents, seniors, veterans), and role selection and performance (news reporter, on-air broadcast, technician, and so forth)
  • Engagement/response metrics by platform (call-in shows, website, social media posts/shares/ comments) and program giveaways – for example, carbon monoxide detectors or emergency radios as part of our public safety programming
  • Key stakeholder (participants, project partners, teachers, volunteers, trainers/trainees, staff, mentors/protégés, parents, neighborhood leaders) assessment of outreach, training sessions/trainers, programs, participants, operations, and performance
  • Number of listeners and amount of money donated during pledge drives
  • Number and location of school classroom hours dedicated to creating programming for LCR
  • Data match/cross-tabulations of participant roles, experiences, satisfaction, and goal achievement
  • Individuals, agencies, businesses, other organizations and groups who sign on as supporters, participants, and underwriters

We routinely seek qualitative feedback regarding all quantitative measures above. For instance, we provide options for individuals to respond to our programming and to their involvement with our stations and operations, and we monitor and evaluate the content of posts or call-in comments.

ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

We have raised enough money to offset the cost of building two radio stations. The monetary and in-kind donations associated with our first year of operation were contributed by community members, nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and charitable foundations.

We completed the construction of two studios in a classroom in the STEAM Academy. We worked with local artist, John Lackey, and STEAM Academy students to produce a mural on the walls of our studios.

We created a Community & Youth Advisory Board (co-chaired by Frank X Walker and Dianet Valencia), a group of dozens of community members that will work to ensure that LCR decision-making processes stay as democratic as possible.

We have developed a programming schedule includes 36 hours of local, original airtime a week. The schedule includes weekly shows, segments, PSAs, and underwriting announcements with the help of dozens of talented and diverse community volunteers.

We've collaborated with local organizations including Just Fund KY, Bluegrass Greensource, and NoLi CDC to develop informative content. Local musicians and artists have helped us create entertaining content not heard on mainstream radio.

 On September 19th, 2015, we launched our first radio station WLXL-Lp 95.7 FM on air as a bilingual radio station. On April 18th, 2016, we launched our second station WLXU-LP 93.9 FM on air. We now have to running stations, and WLXL is slowly transitioning into being "El Pulso Latino 95.7 FM" and giving it a Latino radio identity for the Spanish programming part of Lexington Community Radio. This station broadcasts Spanish programming with original shows produced in-house by Latino community members. We strive to connect the community and provide a media platform to be used as a resource and an outlet for Spanish-language programming. El Pulso Latino follows the mission of LCR and it hopes to keep pushing for the betterment of the Latino community in Lexington. Although it is not at 100% being a Latino radio stations, we have started to make community partnerships with key leaders in the Latino community and plan to keep doing outreach to the community throughout the rest of 2016 and keep bringing people on board.
 
Lexington Community Radio currently has 70 shows and growing of original content being produced in-house, with an active and constant volunteer membership of 170 plus individuals.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Debra Ann Hensley
Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Kimberly Brennen Community VolunteerVoting
Monica Calleja Community Volunteer
Debra Faulk Community VolunteerVoting
Gloria Hansen Community Volunteer
Debra Ann Hensley State FarmVoting
Lisa Higgins-Hord Community Volunteer
Tonya Jackson Community Volunteer
Irene Jarman Community VolunteerVoting
Christina Noll Community VolunteerVoting
Cirse Perdomo Community VolunteerVoting
Ivania Portillo Wiese Community VolunteerVoting
Shannon Stuart-Smith Community Volunteer
Kathleen Urch University of KentuckyVoting
Leslie Whaley Community VolunteerVoting
Sarah Wylie Ammerman VanMeter Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 15
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 67%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Constituent Board Members
NameAffiliation
Frank X Walker University of Kentucky
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dianet Valencia KY Youth Cabinet
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Comments
CEO Comments Our organizational structure has a Board of Directors with a Steering (Advisory) Committee, as well as a Youth Advisory Committee & Community (Constituency) Advisory Committee.  The Steering Committee is the primary body making recommendations to the Board, what some organizations might call an Executive Committee. The Youth and Community Advisory Chairs also make recommendations to the Steering committee and to the Board for policy and programming.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Chuck Clenney
Term Start May 2016
Email chuck.clenney@gmail.com
Experience Clenney hails from Covington, Kentucky and has been living in Lexington for more than a decade. A graduate of the University of Kentucky. He is the co-organizer of Kentucky Fried Zine Fest and volunteer Japanese translator for the Lexington Sister Cities Commission and JASK. As a former General Manager and Hip Hop Director of WRFL 88.1 FM, he has been DJing for more than 10 years and still DJs on air, every Tuesday night from 10PM-midnight. Chuck is also a well-celebrated poet, visual artist, and writer, both in Lexington and beyond. 
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 160
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Description
LCR is licensed by the FCC as a health, safety, and education organization. We collaborate with the LFUCG Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Lexington-Fayette Health Department to provide our listeners with relevant and timely public safety and wellness information on a hyper-local level. Our announcements in English and Spanish allow us keep more Lexington residents safe by reaching individuals who don't have access to the internet and individuals with Limited English Proficiency (i.e., immigrants, refugees, migrant workers).
 
The goal of this program is to provide vital emergency broadcasts during severe weather occurrences, community emergencies and other potential/real man-made or natural disasters. The emergency plans, which are developed through collaborating the DEM, cover emergencies such as natural hazards including earthquakes, tornadoes, fire, storms, floods, ice storms, landslides, human and animal disease epidemics, drought, etc.
 
Budget $4000
Category Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Disaster Preparedness
Population Served Minorities, Hispanic, Latino Heritage, Migrant Workers
Description
Our stations serve as educational hubs on and off the air. We collaborate with UK, BCTC, Transy, the Lexington Public Library, and FCPS to provide training, internships, and unique volunteer experiences for students of all ages. Our hyper-local radio shows will include topics like public safety, wellness, local history, and life and job skills. Cultural enrichment and digital engagement will be the cornerstones of the educational programming and will allow students to learn more about their community. The key to all of our activities is the goal to use media to allow community members to participate in the public sphere and to make strides to close the digital divide.
 
Other educational opportunities include: 
 
- digital multimedia training program for K-12 students to engage language, visual, technology, and social skills;
-bilingual language training for immigrants and refugees;
- adult education (second language acquisition, parenting tips, financial education). 
 
Budget 10000
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Adults, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Examples of Program Success
- Two UK students received class credit for a Spanish Service Learning project they completed with LCR in the fall of 2014, where they helped coordinate and lead a community meeting at the Village Library Branch. The meeting drew 20 community members and discussed volunteers opportunities and radio programming ideas with individuals from Lexington's Latino community.
- Two UK students in the College of Communication & Information were assigned to LCR to do internships in the spring of 2015.
- Teachers and students in Bryan Station High School's English as a Second Language program are interested in creating radio content about Spanish speaking migrant workers in the horse industry, unaccompanied minors, and Congalese refugees living in Lexington.
- Three students in UK's College of Physical Therapy are working to develop Spanish language content to inform listeners about medical interpreter services, free clinics, and screenings.
Description
LCR's combined broadcast reaches residents in Census blocks that comprise much of Lexington’s African-American, Latino, economically struggling population, and other groups that have historically not been given the media representation they deserve. LCR changes that.
 
The events, news, and stories we cover aim to represent our diverse listenership. Topics include Black History Month, LGBT news and culture, Latino heritage, restorative justice, food justice, etc. 
 
Our studios in the STEAM Academy provide a shared space for Lexington residents of all ages, SES statuses, ethnicities, religions, national origins, sexual orientations and genders, disabilities, to create something together. Our radio programming will establish connections between individuals and organizations that envision equality and inclusion. 
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Minorities, Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, At-Risk Populations
Description
LCR provides a platform for groups doing sustainability work in our community (i.e., community gardens, rain barrel gardens, stormwater drains, etc.) to communicate their needs, challenges, and successes. By communicating this information in Spanish and via radio airwaves, we reach a Lexington demographic that currently doesn't have access to this vital information.
 
LCR works with Bluegrass Greensource, LFUCG Department of Environmental Quality, and FCPS sustainability groups and initiatives to create educational and engaging programming to inform community members and improve environmental quality in Lexington. Our programming and website onnect interested volunteers to local sustainability groups (i.e., watershed clean-up), and community members to environmental resources (i.e., rain barrels, vegetable gardens). 
Budget 4000
Category Environment, General/Other
Population Served Families, Hispanic, Latino Heritage, Minorities
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
All of our staff, management, and regular volunteers must also undergo a background check in order obtain entrance to our STEAM academy studio location for as long as we are located at the Johnson School Facility.  This check is performed by Fayette County Public Schools.
 
 As for on-air programming, we expect to collaborate with many local public health, safety, education, advocacy and arts organizations to produce programming.  We already have agreements for environmental education programming and expect more collaborations as the year progresses.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $211,313.00
Projected Expenses $200,170.00
Endowment Value $32,000.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$2,500$14,625$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$2,500$14,625--
Individual Contributions$139,285$216,833$36,006
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$17,150$235--
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,606$19--
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$5,234$338--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$67,902$138,738$15,032
Administration Expense$53,933$36,482$6,961
Fundraising Expense$34,785$3,380$650
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.301.59
Program Expense/Total Expenses43%78%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue25%1%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$72,352$67,096$13,646
Current Assets$48,645$67,096$13,646
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$2,600----
Total Net Assets$69,752$67,096$13,646
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose To obtain funding necessary to continute and equip our two broadcasting studios (WLXL and WLXU) as well as resource rooms for teaching students, volunteers, and community members various aspects of recording, producing, and airing informational, educational, and entertainment programming. Our immediate goal is $220000. Our total five year goal (2015-2019) to cover capital construction, startup expenses and initial period operating costs for both stations together is $800,000.
Goal $10,000.00
Dates May 2017 to June 2017
Amount Raised To Date 6400 as of May 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments Formed originally in reaction to a small area plan being developed by the LFUCG, our organization has since searched for a more meaningful way to promote and serve the Northern part of Fayette County.  We believe the Lexington Community Radio will be a valuable addition not just to our immediate broadcast radii but to everyone via the online streaming of our programming and our interactive webpage and facebook portals.  Our 990s/financials reflect our expanding goals over the past three years, and the beginning of the implementation of our vision with the receipt in 2014 of our construction licenses from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).  Our recent 2015 "Centurions" capital campaign has been successful thus far - we have received pledges and payments from many individuals and families, as well as small area businesses.  In addition, we have applied for and received several grants from larger organizations and corporations.  In 2016 and 2017, we expect program service revenue to primarily cover our operating costs once the initial capital campaign and startup phases of both our station operations are over, which will be supplemented with fundraising and continuing grants to help keep airtime costs to member community, educational, arts and advocacy groups as low as possible.  Our budget is evolving as we explore appropriate program service fee levels and reach out to more federal, state, and local sources of grant funding available. Our goal is to be able to offer grants and reduced rate program services to small organizations who would not otherwise be able to produce public service, educational, and arts programming for our two stations.
Address PO Box 526
Lexington, KY 405880526
Primary Phone 859 721-5688
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Chuck Clenney
Board Chair Ms. Debra Ann Hensley
Board Chair Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance