An on-the-air debut “open house” for the Hopi radio KUYI 88.1 FM will be held at the radio station on Wednesday, December 20.
“We are so pleased to invite all our friends and neighbors. It’s been five years in the planning and construction,” exclaimed Doran Dalton, Chairman of The Hopi Foundation.
The new non-commercial radio station is located behind the Hopi Police Complex just west of Keams Canyon. KUYI will officially sign on at 10 a.m. on the 20th and the open house will be from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
In addition, the nationally-distributed program “Native American Calling” will debut as a regular program from 11 a.m. to noon. “NAC” is a live calling talk show produced in the studios of KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is produced every weekday and covers various topics of interest to Native people. The special guest on the 20th will be Hopi Tribal Chairman, Wayne Taylor, Hopi Foundation Chairman, Doran Dalton and Frank Blythe, Executive Director, Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. who is located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. If you are not in the KUYI listening area, you can hear this program on the internet at www.airos.org.
At 69,000 watts, KUYI’s signal is expected to reach all of the Hopi Reservation, Winslow, Holbrook, Gallup, New Mexico and parts of Flagstaff. Station personnel are very interested to find out how far the signal reaches and asks that people living or working 100 miles or more from Keams Canyon please call (520) 738-5500 to let them know how the signal sounds.