The KCBP Community Radio Story
KCBP FM 95.5:
This new Community Radio Station, the "Voice of the Valley," is a Modesto Peace/Life Center (MPLC) project. Eleven years ago, we applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a full-power FM frequency open only to non-profit organizations. Our construction permit was approved in August 2015.
In 2017, we began our radio journey with our small group of volunteers. Our internet stream launched in late July 2017 and has been running ever since. In 2019 KCBP began transmitting on 95.5 FM 24 hours/day.
The enthusiasm and eagerness of a wide range of people to support KCBP will help us achieve one of our goals: to put the "community" into community radio.
Our vision for the station is to highlight local music, the arts, and issue-oriented programs. Our goal is to enrich our community and region with unique programming that serves our local needs and interests. Besides offering a wide range of local music, we want to increase public awareness of issues important in our community and region.
"Independent community radio helps us grow. It shares stories, people, ideas, and music that we may not be familiar with. Our horizons expand."
Volunteers, some with extensive radio experience, are developing local programs. Through our affiliation with The Pacifica Affiliate Network and other sources, we have access to scores of interesting programs we can choose to broadcast. Over time we’ll gradually increase the number of local programs we generate from our community and region.