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Jan
26
2015
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More Than Just A Radio Station: Powering Up with KAOS 91.1

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In June 2007, KAOS 91.1 joined our region’s media with a strong vision of “Exposing Hope through Music, Talk and Action”, and it’s this vision for faith-based radio that has set them apart as more than just a radio station…KAOS 91.1 is an initiative.

With a passion for reaching, building and activating people to make a positive impact on the world, their objective is not only to entertain and inform, but to provide listeners with vital community resources that open doors to help, hope and life options. “We give help an address,” says Rick Kirschner, Executive Director of the station, “by featuring social service agencies and helping connect them to people in need of their services.”

This fun, relevant radio station focuses on positive messages and believes in community engagement which is reflected in their community initiatives and partnerships with education, business, social service, public health and religious sectors.

With featured artists that include U2, Michael W. Smith, Mark Schultz, David Crowder, Matthew West, Stellar Kart, Relient K., Hillsong, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Daughtry, Michael Bublé, Jack Johnson and more, just a few minutes of listening will remind you that the station offers a “family friendly guarantee”.

The East Coast Kitchen party, which features some of the best music from the Maritimes, the Oil Barons hockey broadcasts, Making Fort McMurray our Home – a multicultural program, and the Indie Spotlight are just some of the many local programs produced by local people.

In November 2014, King’s Kids Promotions – the registered Canadian charity which owns KAOS 91.1 – was granted the authority by the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to increase the effective radiating power of KAOS 91.1 in Fort McMurray from 37 to 40,000 watts, which means this great local programming will reach a wider audience.

Because King’s Kids Promotions is operated and controlled by citizens in Fort McMurray, KAOS 91.1 is hoping members of the community will help them reach their $350,000 Power UP with KAOS 91.1 fundraising goal.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

KAOS 91.1 is looking for 2,000 donations of $91.10, and your donation is completely tax deductible. You can donate by:

  • Cheque payable to King’s Kids Promotion
  • One-time donation or monthly donation via credit card or automatic debit by calling KAOS 91.1 at 780-791-5911.

  • Donate via PayPal at King’s Kids Promotions or via CanadaHelps.org. You can go to either of these websites directly or go to KAOS911.com and click on the donate button.

    For more information visit KAOS911.com

KERRI LELAND

Kerri has always enjoyed a good story, and favours jotting them down on paper where her thoughts become way more organized. She has always called Alberta home, and delights in the tales that come from there. In her free time, Kerri daydreams, rides bikes, goes on long walks, and cries over videos about dogs. She also donates her time to raising two pretty fantastic kids who call her "mom".

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