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Notice to the Fairfield Community Regarding Low Power FM License

Fairfield Youth Advocacy, Inc. is exploring the possibility of transferring the LPFM license (formerly KRUU-LP 100.1 FM)  to a local community organization for the purpose of creating a community radio station. Interested organizations should respond with a Letter of Interest (should be less than a page!) to fyafairfield@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Organization overview and mission

  • List and bios of board members

  • Overview of current programs within the community

  • Vision of the community radio station they would implement should they receive the LPFM

  • Contact person and phone/email for follow-up questions


The Fairfield Youth Advocacy, Inc. board will receive LOIs until the end of March 2018, after which a decision will be made regarding whether to pursue a transfer of the license.

NOTE: Should a transfer be pursued, FYA will provide the transmitter, cabling and antenna only, and not the tower, real estate and other studio equipment. If the proposing organization is interested in these assets, please note the same on the Letter of Interest and provide evidence of financial capability to acquire the station building and assets.

Don't forget, the archives are still up. Help yourself to over a decade of remarkable programming!

It’s with a mixed emotions KRUU's board announces this beautiful open source juggernaut, a DIY citizen-based little train that could--and did--ride the rails, mostly uphill, for more than a decade in our local area and across the globe, spreading information and inspiration 24/7, will cease broadcasting on March 1st.

What we’ve created at solar-powered, people-powered KRUU for going on twelve years is an amazing tribute to the colorful, committed, creative souls in our neck of the woods and what’s possible when a community comes together with a clear vision and mission, a healthy dose of blood, sweat and tears, hours and hours of selfless giving, and fruitful, directed activity.

As the ‘Voices of Fairfield, Iowa and beyond’, we have lived up to our mission, and beyond, in so many ways. We have much to celebrate and to be proud of and thankful for--especially the scores of talented hosts and cherished supporters who have made it possible to operate as long as we have.

It's been a pleasure and honor doing our best to serve the community, attracting over 250 volunteer hosts over the past decade, some who've been doing weekly programs since our launch on September 30, 2006.

The board was unanimous in its decision to let this proud chapter in Fairfield’s community broadcast history stand on its own merits, accomplishments and integrity.

We are in the process of drawing up parameters and timeline to offer a short window to accept community proposals for a possible transfer of the LPFM license which should be in place in the next week or so.

KRUU Announces Transition


Now into its second decade of broadcasting, and with great appreciation to Fairfield Youth Advocacy/The Beatbox (FYA) for creating and maintaining a valuable community asset, as well as setting the compass and trajectory of our community radio station, a time of transition has arrived.


Interview airs THU 7pm; FRI 2pm; SAT 11am CT

Ace harmonica bluesman WESTSIDE ANDY has played over 10,000 gigs the past 45 years. He will be featured with Reverend Raven & the Chain-Smoking Altar Boys this weekend at the Best Western Inn hosted by the Southeast Iowa Blues Society. Special opening act the Jeffco Blues Explosion with Steve McLain and Kevin Riley. Doors open at 6:30pm. Co-sponosred by KRUU-FM.


Judyth Vary Baker has a compelling story to tell. Her boyfriend, Lee Harvey Oswald, is one of the most vilified characters in American history. Would you still feel that way if you knew he may have been set up, sacrificed for national security interests, a "patsy", as he claimed. Is it possible his long-time acquaintance Jack Ruby was also set up?

James Moore has a free range discussion with Judyth Baker, author of Me & Lee: How I came to know, love and lose Lee Harvey Oswald, about Dallas, Mexico City, Cuba, Russia, her experience with American intelligence agencies, and much more. She will be keynoting this weekend's 5th Annual JFK Assassination Conference in Dallas,



Omaha-based TWINSMITH will be performing at the Arbor Bar on Friday, November 10th.

James Moore talks with Jordan Smith about the band's modus operandi, three records, including STAY COOL out this summer, their influences and some swell deets about their upcoming show in Fairfield.

  • Fri
    Oct 06
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Sat
    Oct 07
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm

SOCIETY OF BROKEN SOULS: Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James



SOCIETY OF BROKEN SOULS: Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James

Jimmy Moore catches up with two of his favorite local artists who've been traveling the highways in their rolling camper van beethoven, so to speak.

They are doing a very special performance at Iowa Wesleyan in the University Chapel in Mt Pleasant Sat Oct 7th at 7:30pm, free to the public.


"He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny."
--Donald Fagen

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