KUYI 88.1FM "Your Native American Public Radio Station"
Our mission is to have a positive effect on the lives of the people living on the Hopi Reservation and in surrounding communities through the public discussion of issues and events that will enlighten the community.
Run by a small station staff and many volunteers, KUYI not only provides a window on the world through its affiliations with Native Voice One and NPR, but also broadcasts a wide, eclectic variety of music. Serving the Hopi Reservation, Flagstaff, Tuba City, Winslow and the I-40 corridor, KUYI strives to appeal to a broad based audience.
Hopi Radio provides a new way of Hopi storytelling, an age-old tradition. National news is broadcast, and how it affects us is interpreted and debated. Hopi Radio provides entertainment and exposure to other cultures through music and ideas. Through Hopi Radio, we reaffirm our respect for tradition by preserving our language and culture in a contemporary context.
The goals of KUYI are to:
1. Cultivate a distinct broadcast format with primary emphasis on current issues, educational and cultural programs;
2. Communicate Native issues and programs in order to improve an understanding and appreciation of indigenous cultures;
3. Broadcast programming which reflects diversity and talent;
4. Create and maintain a local outlet and production capability for statewide and national public radio programming with particular emphasis on Hopi perspectives and interests; and
5. Provide a model radio station and local training program for volunteers in radio broadcast careers.
On Monday June 21, 2010 - KUYI 88.1 FM Hopi Radio went live online through the streaming portal at www.kuyi.net