KRUU Announces Station to Shutter on March 1st

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.