Although KAZI was launched with the aid of public funding, it currently survives entirely on donations from listeners and support from commercial sponsors. The station also receives monies from the City of Austin for the broadcast of the weekly City Council meeting.
KAZI remains a strong force in the Austin Community with its unique mix of RnB, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Reggae, Zydeco, Talk, Community Information, Independent News and more… KAZI also takes pride in supporting and promoting local artists as well as national artists on small independent labels.
KAZI operates solely on donations from listeners and support from commercial sponsors. Because of the economics times, our donations are down considerably. To operate and maintain the station, it takes a considerable amount of money. We have equipment located at the station that really needs to replace or upgraded. We also need to upgrade some of the software we use. Our biggest immediate need is to raise money to assist us in maintaining the day to day operation of the station. With the downturn in the economy, donations have drop substantially. Help us to be able to continue delivering quality, diverse programming.