PO Box 526
Lexington KY 40588-0526
Contact Information
Address PO Box 526
Lexington, KY 40588 0526
Phone (859) 721-5688
Contact Name Mark Royse
Web and Social Media
Rona Roberts, Ouita Michel, and Chris Michel (not pictured) host local culinary guests each week
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2015
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

 Lexington Community Radio brings broadcast power to the people.

Lexington Community Radio is created by 160+ of your friends and neighbors producing thousands of hours of original, hyper-local content each year in English and in Spanish on WLXU 93.9 FM and El Pulso WLXL 95.7 FM.

We are a go-to information resource for Lexington’s urban neighborhoods--especially communities of color, Latinx communities, and LGBT communities whose experiences and concerns are not represented in other media.

Lexington Community Radio also plays a critical public safety role by providing real-time, community-level information during severe weather, disasters, and other local emergencies.


Lexington Community Radio is neighborhood public radio.

Our Mission is to:

Serve our listeners by providing local, timely, relevant content and critical public safety information.

Amplify underrepresented voices and promote equality by engaging and supporting diverse views.

Enliven our community by creating connections and conversations around life in Lexington.


Support Community Radio

Lexington Community Radio is a 501c3 non-profit. Contributions made to the station are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For specific questions, please consult with your tax preparer.

Underwriting is a win-win way to support our community and show your corporate citizenship. We offer a variety of packages at competitive rates that let you target your message to folks who are passionate about our community and who love local businesses.

You can become a supporting member of Lexington Community Radio by making a donation at lexingtoncommunityradio.org/donate

There are lots of ways you can volunteer or help us be the voice of our community. Find out more at lexingtoncommunityradio.org/volunteer

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

Lexington Community Radio is neighborhood public radio.

Our Mission is to:

  • Serve our listeners by providing local, timely, relevant content and critical public safety information.
  • Amplify underrepresented voices and promote equality by engaging and supporting diverse views.
  • Enliven our community by creating connections and conversations around life in Lexington.
Lexington Community Radio brings broadcast power to the people.

Our Vision is to:

Establish a thriving, sustainable, values-driven media co-operative, which will be the first and best choice of locals to find information, to exchange ideas, and to be part of what’s happening in Lexington.

Our Voices. Our Radio.

Lexington Community Radio values :
  • Our community: its people, its possibilities, its safety and its wellbeing.
  • Informed, empowered, and engaged citizens.
  • Equity, inclusion, and understanding.
  • Honest, open conversations about what is most important to our community.
  • Local music, food, arts, & culture.
  • The power and responsibility of the platform.

Background Statement
People-Powered Radio
Media coverage determines the way we view important issues. When local people are not involved in shaping news and media content, issues important to the community get ignored. Issues like economic inclusion, quality public education, access to health care, racism, immigration reform, hate crime prevention, and more.

Lexington Community Radio plays a critical role in making sure ALL the people in our community have a voice.
LCR operates two low-power FM community radio stations in Fayette County: WLXU 93.9 FM and El Pulso WLXL 95.7 FM (Lexington’s only Spanish-language FM radio station). Low power FM is a special broadcast designation established by Congress and the FCC in 2000. It aims to foster diversity on public airwaves, allowing a range of voices and points-of-view not found in national and regional corporate media. Lexington Community Radio is the voice of the people.


Impact Statement

 Lexington Community Radio is growing by leaps and bounds.

LCR has an extraordinary line-up of original programming created by folks right here in Lexington.  Everything from news and opinion to public safety and wellness to local arts and music.  We've recently upgraded our program software so we can provide even more opportunities for people to participate remotely or in the studio.
As part of 'On the Table' hosted by BGCF and the Knight Foundation, we conducted non-stop conversations on both our channels ensuring underrepresented voices from the community had a chance to be heard.
LCR collaborated with students from the University of Kentucky to produce an original series of audio reports about the opioid epidemic in Kentucky.  Our founding partnership with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department was also effective in delivering important public health information to our communities.
Three new shows focus on the burgeoning local music scene, and LCR produced a Summer Sounds Concert Series at the Burl, which showcased a number of local stars on the rise.
In the year ahead we plan to engage and celebrate our community by being present and sponsoring local events, organizing block parties and happy hours at local businesses.  LCR will also be part of the exciting new development transforming the old Lextran building into a multi-use community hub called the Gray Line.  
Finally, in an effort to shine a light on the incredible work produced by our volunteer creators, we'll be expanding our podcasting and creating more interactive online experiences.
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 Advisory Council, 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 Lexington Community Radio is a shining testament to the power of community.  We have talented folks creating original content on a scale that's unique in the nation.  It's an honor and privilege to be part of such an exciting social experiment.
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
Fayette County

Lexington Community Radio serves the heart of the Lexington community.  Our broadcast range has a potential reach of 400,000 and serves households from Downtown to Southland Drive to Masterson Station to the North and East Ends.

Those outside the broadcast range can easily listen by downloading our apps from the Apple or Android app stores.  You can stream live from our website: lexingtoncommunityradio.org and many of our shows are available as podcasts.
Our Community is far-reaching.  We've received calls from listeners as far away as Arizona, New York, even Sweden! 

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
Kimberly BrennenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Monica CallejaCommunity VolunteerVoting
Amy CarringtonLeadership LexingtonVoting
Gloria HansenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Debra Ann HensleyState FarmVoting
Bethany HicksState Farm AgentVoting
Lisa Higgins-HordCommunity VolunteerVoting
Tonya JacksonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Rowena MahlochConsultantVoting
Christina NollCommunity VolunteerVoting
Meylinda PriceUK College of LawVoting
Debbie C. Smith CPAMountjoy Chilton MedleyVoting
Shannon Stuart-SmithCommunity VolunteerVoting
Kathleen UrchUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Dominique WrightLexmarkVoting
Sarah Wylie Ammerman VanMeterCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 16
Unspecified 0
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
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Board Development / Board Orientation
CEO Comments In addition to the standing committees of the board, there are 'mixed' committees comprised of board, staff, and volunteers for Fundraising and Programming as well as a newly established Community Advisory Council.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mark J. Royse
Term Start Sept 2017
Email mark@lexingtoncommunityradio.org

The Board of Directors at Lexington Community Radio is pleased to announce that Mark Royse has been named executive director. Royse is a recognized leader in the nonprofit industry, and brings over 25 years of experience to the position.

Before joining LCR, Royse spent time as executive director of AIDS Volunteers, Inc., and was director of college communications at the University of Kentucky College of Design. He has also been creative consultant and owner of PIM-ROY Productions, LLC, and was creative partner and business manager at Group CJ/CJ Advertising.

Royse’s skills in development and management will be a tremendous asset as the organization moves forward.

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
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
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.
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
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
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
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $300,500.00
Projected Expenses $279,122.00
Endowment Value $35,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$11,400$2,500$14,625
Individual Contributions$323,964$139,285$216,833
Investment Income, Net of Losses$172$1,606$19
Membership Dues$0----
Special Events$3,791----
Revenue In-Kind$228,389----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$303,678$67,902$138,738
Administration Expense$35,180$53,933$36,482
Fundraising Expense$46,643$34,785$3,380
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.061.30
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%43%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$29,221$72,352$67,096
Current Assets$29,221$48,645$67,096
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0$2,600--
Total Net Assets$29,221$69,752$67,096
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
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 Mark J. Royse
Board Chair Ms. Debra Ann Hensley
Board Chair Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance