On December 20th, 2000 KUYI made its on-air debut after five years of hard work by Hopi volunteers and leaders. “Kuyi” (pronounced KUU-yi) is Hopi for “water”. Water is life and as such KUYI is an integral part of life on the Hopi reservation.
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.
On your computer:
(for iTunes, RealPlayer, QuickTime and WinAmp)
or LISTEN NOW!
(for Windows Media Player and RealPlayer)
KUYI staff and volunteers express our gratitude and say kwakw’ah and asquali (thanks) to the individuals and organizations who support our efforts to bring KUYI to a worldwide audience:
Increased internet bandwidth
Mike Woodworth; Engineering and installation of equipment
Streaming equipment and online hosting platform
Playlist hosting and reporting tools