KDPI Drop-In Radio was established as a 501c3 organization in 2011 by Hailey resident Michael Scullion. His vision was to create a wide-spectrum media forum for community outreach, education and entertainment that was inclusive to all and free of commercial advertisement. KDPI officially went live on air and streaming in April 2013.
KDPI’s mission is to serve Blaine County and the region with dynamic, commercial-free radio programming. As the voice of the community, the aim of KDPI is to build and strengthen community though content designed to stimulate interest, awareness, and participation in culture, education, and politics.
Besides offering a variety of music daily, KDPI also addresses health, social, legal, recreational and self-exploration issues through its multi-dimensional talk shows. Live performances by local and visiting musical acts are featured weekly. The station has more than two-dozen locally hosted and produced programs, courtesy of volunteer show hosts. As the only community radio in the region KDPI serves a unique function – it’s the only place to get updated, interviews and live reports on local activities, weather and upcoming events.
KDPI is conscious of the ever-fluctuating demographics in the area and is committed to growing and adapting to meet the emerging needs of the community. KDPI works with local schools, educators and others to create programming for, and by Wood River Valley teens. As well, KDPI always welcomes new show ideas and DJs who relate to the wide range of interests and age of the community.
“This is radio the way you always wished it would be,” says CEO of the KDPI Board of Directors Scott Carlin. “The staff and I love to play the role of curators and explorers, compiling music and content that listeners enjoy and finding new voices and ideas that stimulate thought, discussion and growth. Between our over -the air signal (88.5) and web presence (KDPIFM.org) our playground feels limitless, we’re here for every single person in the valley.”
The heart generates the body’s most powerful and most extensive rhythmic electromagnetic field. It is our mission, through music and words, to be the most powerful rhythmic field in the Wood River Valley.
KDPI is located at 620 N. Main in Ketchum.
To contact: (208) 928-6205