I agree with Mark (although KFAI does do underwriting, which are ADs in my opinion). City Pages went like ten years in a row naming KFAI the Best Radio Station. I wonder if this is the result of budget cuts and staff shifting.
Best Radio Station - 2009
Minnesota Public Radio, KNOW 91.1 FM
I am sorry City Pages choice of 91.1 FM as best radio station misses the mark! We don't need a station from the Kling(on) Empire, we need a station that represents the diverse communities that reside in the metro area and a station that provides a progressive news and analysis. There is only one station that meets this criteria, that station is KFAI, 90.3 & 106.7. The little station that could is now powered by 900 watts, is at least partially digital, and is a non-commercial, community based & supported people powered radio station. And here's an interesting side light to readers, KSJN and Kling(on) Empire opposed the original FCC license of KFAI because they felt that KFAI's signal would interfere with one of their translating signals. Sorry, in these times we need a radio station that really represents the people, not a corporate or public corporate media giant. ZSUJ