Get KDIV Radio on the Air!

$4,840 of $50k goal

Raised by 46 people in 18 months
Reginald Brasfield
for Voice of Diversity
 BENTONVILLE, AR
In 2004, Reginald Brasfield (Reggie) moved to Northwest Arkansas to begin a career with retail giant, Walmart Stores, Inc. Upon relocating to the area he noticed that there were cultural gaps in the community. As a young African American male, there were not many activities in the area that made it feel "like home, " making for some challenging days. These days became years and as time passed, industrial growth in Northwest Arkansas occurred much faster than cultural diversity.

Some years into living in Northwest Arkansas, Reggie was introduced to another person of color, Tearle Byers. The two developed a strong bond as they were able to share ideas and thoughts about bringing more diversity to Northwest Arkansas. The two spent hours discussing how music brought cultures, communities, and even nations together. Both already very involved in charities and community development, became excited about the possibility of bringing more diverse music to Northwest Arkansas. Reggie spoke of his exposure and family ties to radio while Tearle researched and wrote his capstone business review on Urban Radio stations.

In 2013, Reggie and Tearle created Voice of Diversity, a non-profit educational organization. In doing so they were afforded an opportunity to apply for a radio frequency in Northwest Arkansas.  After years of work, in 2015, the Federal Communication Commission approved the organization rights to frequency 98.7 (KDIV) for the purposes of bringing diverse music/education to an area that is without such programming.

Today, Tearle and Reggie are in the final stages of going on the air. The two are asking for your support in moving this process along. With $50,000, equipment can be purchased and office space can be leased. Ultimately, this will result in the first urban music station in Northwest Arkansas. All donations received go directly towards the resources needed to get 98.7 (KDIV) on the air and are tax deductible.

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$4,840 of $50k goal

Raised by 46 people in 18 months
Created August 31, 2015
Reginald Brasfield  
Funds raised will benefit:
Voice of Diversity
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Bentonville, AR
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PR
$200
Paul Rainey
10 months ago
$25
Furonda Brasfield
12 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$25
Furonda Brasfield
13 months ago (Monthly Donation)
DR
$40
Dan Rainey
13 months ago

Great job Tearle,

TW
$50
Tiffany Williams
14 months ago
TB
$10
Tearle Byers
14 months ago

It's an exciting time for us. We've been blessed with this opportunity to bring an Urban radio format to NWA... It's finally Go Time!

RH
$50
Rick Hoyt
14 months ago

Merry Christmas!

$25
Furonda Brasfield
14 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$25
Anonymous
14 months ago
RH
$50
Robin Harris
15 months ago

Tearle I am so proud of you and I pray for your continued success! Congratulations to you and Reggie!

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