2012 annual report - KDHX

2012 annual report - KDHX

88.1 2012 ANNUAL REPORT 2012 was a milestone year for KDHX. We celebrated 25 years of serving Saint Louis and reached new heights in programming exc...

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88.1 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

2012 was a milestone year for KDHX. We celebrated 25 years of serving Saint Louis and reached new heights in programming excellence and member support. We’ve captured the highlights in this annual report. The MISSION of KDHX is to build community through media. The core VALUES of KDHX are community, independence, entertainment, diversity, creative expression, and localism. Andrea host of Radio Rio and Chris Lawyer host of Hip City Photo credit: Roy Kasten

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR This past October, KDHX celebrated 25 years on the air. It was a celebration of this great experiment in community radio that started here more than 40 years ago. The folks that made KDHX possible believed then, as we know now, that a radio station that is reflective of and responsive to its community can succeed. KDHX has done more than succeed - it has thrived, growing into so much more than a radio station. KDHX is a valued and vital community institution that presents and promotes the arts and culture of Saint Louis. I’m proud to introduce this 2012 Annual Report, which gives a great snapshot of the work that KDHX has done over the last year. Of course, we couldn’t do it without our loyal members, volunteers, board, staff and institutions that make all this possible. Thank you.

Beverly Hacker, Executive Director

BY THE NUMBERS: What we did in 2012 We’re so excited about what’s ahead: a new building, new faces, new members, and, of course, new music. We can’t wait to add to what we achieved in 2012. ON-AIR

s 8,784 hours of diverse, original programming s 85,000 weekly listeners s 175 in-studio performances

ONLINE

s 90,400 monthly visitors s 440,000 songs streamed on SoundCloud s 2 million YouTube views s 32,000 fans and followers (Facebook, Twitter, and MyKDHX) s Facebook followers from 20 countries

OUTREACH

s 521 concerts and events s $1 million in donated publicity to artists and non-profits s 331 local musicians hired s 75,000 event attendees s 15,000 hours committed by volunteers

Pokey LaFarge at the Folk School Grand Celebration Photo credit: Corey Woodruff

NOTABLE MOMENTS THAT DOTTED 2012 25th Birthday Bash / Mayoral Proclamation

October 14, 2012 KDHX celebrated 25 years of broadcasting with 1,000 of our closest friends at the Schlafly Bottleworks, and Mayor Slay dropped by to declare the date KDHX Community Media Day. Folk School Merger

In June 2012, KDHX and the Folk School joined forces to better meet their mutual missions of building community. Public Campaign

We raised $1.9 million toward our $3.25 million goal to design, construct and open the new Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media in Grand Center.

Jeff Hess of Afternoon Delight DJs at the 25th Birthday Bash Photo credit: Louis Kwok

THERE WERE SO MANY AND WE ARE SO PROUD FOCUS St. Louis: What’s Right With the Region Award for Promoting Stronger Communities

AWARDS:

CMJ Nominations: Best Community Resource and Most Creative Programming Riverfront Times

Reader’s Choice: Best Radio Station Best FM Radio Personality: Interstate (Pat Wolfe) Best Folk Radio Program: No Time to Tarry Here (Pablo Meshugi) Best Music Radio Program: Bob’s Scratchy Records (Bob Reuter) Point and Clique Award: Best Music Blog of 2012 – KDHX KDHX exposes music lovers of all backgrounds and generations to independent music, local music, art and more. Our top spins in 2012 included local artists: Rough Shop (#1) Middle Class Fashion (#2) KDHX also hires hundreds of local Brothers Lazaroff (#10) and independent artists each year Karate Bikini for one-of-a-kind live events. Bruiser Queen Tef Poe

KDHX EVENTS Midwest Mayhem

The monster of all parties, KDHX took over four floors of the City Museum and welcomed over 2,500 of our members and listeners to throw-down with a dozen local bands, DJs, hoopers, roller girls, burlesque dancers, and a photo booth to document it all. Twangfest

Season 16 was the best yet with two sold-out nights and packed rooms singing and dancing along to the best rock, roots, and twang-friendly bands around – including Pokey LaFarge, Ha Ha Tonka, and John Doe. Harvest Sessions at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

KDHX presented local artists every Saturday morning from May to October for its 6th season of Harvest Sessions, entertaining thousands that come for the show, the market, or to play in the fountains. Art Attack

This year the Wheel of Misfortune brought out Honey Boo Boo and Walter White impersonators, a lunch lady, paintball sniper, and the perennial favorite Missouri Chainsaw Massacre to deliver justice to unlucky paintings in the wildest art-destructo auction. Our thanks to the 32 artists who created painting and all those who bid to take one home.

The Root Diggers at Harvest Sessions Photo credit: Sara Finke

COLLABORATIONS Through a variety of collaborations and event sponsorships, KDHX continues to serve as a presenter and promoter of independent artists, nonprofits and arts organizations. The Sheldon Sessions (Sheldon Concert Hall)

Featuring: Todd Snider, Hayes Carll, Jason Isbell, Nick Lowe, The Magnetic Fields, and Carolina Chocolate Drops Thursdays at the Intersection (Strauss Park, Grand Center)

Featuring: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Humming House, Colonel Ford, The Painkillers, and Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers Sound Waves at The Pulitzer (The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts)

Featuring: Reflections of the Buddha exhibit – DJ Kate of Beep Beep Boop Boop; In the Still Epiphany – Gedi Sibony exhibit: Christian Schaeffer of Collector’s Edition, Grace Woodard of Nomadic Reverie, Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra

SPONSORSHIPS KDHX supported many local non-profits and events with media sponsorships in 2012, including:

LouFest

Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Art Outside at Schlafly Bottleworks

Jazz St. Louis Jazz at the Bistro Spotlight Series

Strut Your Mutt 5K

Bicycle Works Cranksgiving

Contemporary Art Museum City Wide Open Studios

STL Design Week

St. Lou Fringe Fest

Earth Day St. Louis

Blues in Benton Park

Blues Week

Tenth Life Cat Rescue Carnival

Girls on the Run 5K

Elevator Music Series at The Luminary

Perennial Lost + Found Strange Folk Festival

Indie Hop

[ Other $12,011 ] 1%

8% [ $12,011 ]

EVENTS

E AR

11% [ $164,820 ]

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$1,558,394

UNDERWRITIN

G GRANT

S

INDIVIDUAL

S

OM E

44% [ $690,355 ]

INC

KDHX 2012 AUDIT

REVENUE

20% [ $306,569 ]

17% [ $263,574 ]

EXPENSES

26%

$339,893

$389,809

PROGRAMMING

22%

FUNDRAISING

$792,702

$1,522,404

52%

KDHX 2012 AUDIT

Administration

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS KDHX leadership is represented by people whose diverse backgrounds and wide variety of expertise help guide the organization. They are brought together by a passion for music and community service. Our board members invest their time and talent to make KDHX thrive and excel. We thank them for their exemplary service!

Paul Dever, President Andrew Scavotto, Vice President Matthew Potter, Secretary Tim Yeaglin, Treasurer Eric Acree Bill Appleton Franc Flotron

Jeffrey Hallazgo Mark Hamlin Dana Plonka Michael Pugh Suzanne Sierra Steven Fitzpatrick Smith John Wendland

GRATITUDE

THANK YOU

We couldn’t have done it without you! Our members, corporate and foundation supporters, underwriters, and volunteers made it possible for KDHX to make great strides in 2012. Your continued support will drive us forward in 2013. Thank you!

KDHX.org 3504 Magnolia Ave St. Louis, MO 63118

Listener Line: 314-664-3688

Office Line: 314-664-3955

Membership questions: 314-827-5349

Fax: 314-664-1020

Volunteer & Intern Hotline: 314-827-6155

Credits: Julia Edwards, Designer; Marc Chechik, Writer; Garlich Printing, Printer;

© 2013, KDHX