Fresno Free College Foundation is a community-based membership organization dedicated to the principles that the well-being of the community is measured by the respect that it shows for the civil liberties, intellectual and artistic freedom of its citizens, and that the exercise of this freedom enriches the individual and society as a whole.
Since 1968, the Foundation has provided a flexible and responsive institutional structure for fostering the intellectual and political growth of the community. The Foundation is recognized by the State and Federal governments as a charitable and non-profit corporation under Section 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) of the IRS Code. Operational funds are derived from annual membership dues and from contributions. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. Day-to-day operations are in the care of an elected president as outlined in the by-laws of the organization, and paid staff. Read more...
In the late 1960's and early 70's Fresno State (then a college) was in turmoil with Governors Reagan and Brown attacking unions, liberals and minority studies programs. After various professors at FSC were fired, they set up The Fresno Free College Foundation for a tax deductible legal defense fund, and that's how the FFCF got started. The FFCF later began a number of projects; like The Ananda Fund, Keyboard Concerts, Orpheus Concerts, HausKoncerts, Spectrum Gallery, Gallery 25 and KFCF. The Foundation also published a book "The Slow Death of Fresno State: A California Campus under Reagan and Brown" by Kenneth A. Seib that detailed the events of that era.
Rand Leroy Stover, one of the founders of KFCF passed away on December 27, 2012. Randy helped put KFCF on the air in 1975, and had the studios in his garage for many years. Rand also donated much time, equipment and labor to KFCF over the years. Randy traded his labor, taking care of commercial radio stations for a number of years in exchange for the rent and costs for KFCF's transmitter. I considered Rand a dear friend and know that he is happy that his labor of love, KFCF, continues today. Randy taught me much about radio engineering, and so many other wonderful eccentric things. I'll miss his friendship, but feel that his memory will live on in KFCF.