KOPN 89.5: On Fire After 50
In November 1971 about a dozen people met in the offices of The Issue, an alternative newspaper in Columbia, Missouri, to discuss the need for a community radio station. Motivated by a mixture of 60’s idealism and the conviction that conventional media outlets were ignoring news, viewpoints, music and people vital to the Columbia community, these radio pioneers chose to call the station KOPN to commemorate its openness to all. KOPN continues to operate by the same mission today under the guidance of Director Jet Ainsworth. Jet credits the success of KOPN to its listeners, members, volunteers, and the generous (and small) donations made throughout the years, “They are the backbone of KOPN; they’re why we do this everyday. Without them, we don’t exist.”
Please consider joining fifty-one years of previous listeners and donors by contributing to the enduring legacy of KOPN at: www.kopn.org/donate or scan the QR Code to contribute through COMOGives.
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