Arts, Culture, and Humanities

DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION

  • St. Louis, MO
  • www.kdhx.org

Mission Statement

KDHX builds community through media.

Main Programs

  1. 88.1 FM - Saint Louis Community Radio
  2. Harvest Sessions
  3. KDHX.org
  4. Midwest Mayhem
  5. Twangfest
  6. Saint Louis Folk & Roots Festival
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

KDHX is a pretty rare thing. In an increasingly commercial world, we’re proud to be a non-profit arts organization celebrating over 25 years of independent music, art and culture in Saint Louis and around the world. The Folk School, The Stage, the Magnolia Café, KDHX.org, and 88.1 FM all work together to form a thriving and well-rounded arts destination committed to building community through media.

ruling year

1972

Executive Director

Self-reported

Beverly Hacker

Keywords

Self-reported

Radio, Music, Media Arts, Peforming Arts, Folk Arts

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Also Known As

KDHX Community Media

EIN

23-7170474

 Number

2875500100

Physical Address

3524 Washington Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63013

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Radio (A34)

Music (A68)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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KDHX creates its own brand of authentic, locally relevant programming. Hundreds of active volunteers, representing a broad cross-section of the Saint Louis community, create broadcast and web content for KDHX. They present a diverse array of artists, genres, and cultural events that do not have a presence in mainstream media to over 95,000 weekly listeners and 85,000 monthly web visitors.
From street-level artists to highbrow cultural institutions, KDHX touches every part of the cultural ecosystem in the region and strives to make Saint Louis a more vibrant creative community by bringing together art and music lovers of all backgrounds, preferences, and generations. KDHX donates over $1 million of free publicity to local artists and nonprofits each year. This publicity – in the form of public service announcements, Local Artist Spotlights, calendar listings, event sponsorships, on-air interviews, and arts reviews –along with low-cost underwriting provides exposure to organizations and artists who cannot afford other forms of traditional marketing.
This focus on local content further serves the need to connect the next generation of Saint Louis residents and those new to the area with the creative community. KDHX is unique as a public media organization in its direct focus on creating opportunity and access to local arts and culture. It is an organization that plugs its audience into the music, art, and events that are happening now in the region. For the local creative community, KDHX is a resource where they can promote their events and give their music to DJs that frequently play local artists.
KDHX is dedicated to supporting local and independent artists. Saint Louis has a large community of talented artists that rely on regular, paid bookings to continue creating music and living in the city. Through several live events – including Midwest Mayhem and Twangfest music festivals and Harvest Sessions at Tower Grove Park – KDHX employs over 200 local artists annually. The live music venue in the new facility will allow KDHX to greatly expand this programming, providing hundreds more musicians an opportunity to perform in the Grand Center Arts & Entertainment District.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

88.1 FM - Saint Louis Community Radio

KDHX broadcasts over 8,700 hours of unique, locally-created content every year, produced by hundreds of production volunteers.

Category

Broadcasting

Population(s) Served

Adults

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Harvest Sessions

KDHX's Harvest Sessions brings bands and artists to perform in Tower Grove Park every Saturday from early May to late October. A diverse lineup of musicians play everything from blues to folk, pop to world music. Over 100 local artists are hired to perform and provide
sound engineering for the concerts; while approximately 97,000 visitors to the
park enjoy the series throughout the season.

Category

Musical Performances

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

KDHX.org

The content for KDHX.org is produced by hundreds of production volunteers who create video, audio, photo, and written reviews for the site. Each month, approximately 84,000 visitors come to the site; songs on the KDHX SoundCloud channel have over 1.2 millions streams and videos on the KDHX YouTube channel have over 3 million views.

Category

Electronic Media

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 4

Midwest Mayhem

KDHX's annual music festival in the City Museum, welcomes 3,000 fans yearly. Mayhem features performances from artists, DJs, roller girls, hula hoopers, burlesque dancers, ST. Lou Fringe Fest folks, and a Photomaton Photo Booth to document it all.

Category

Music Festivals

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 5

Twangfest

Each June, KDHX brings the best in Americana, roots, and soul artists to perform at a four day festival. In 2013, season 17 of Twangfest sold-out three of four nights and featured transcendent performances from Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eilen Jewell, Asleep at the Wheel, and Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets.

Category

Music Festivals

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 6

Saint Louis Folk & Roots Festival

In 2013, the Second Annual Folk & Roots Festival welcomed Dr. Ralph Stanley to the Sheldon Concert Hall stage and presented a variety of folk and old-time performers to hundreds of attendees over three days at the Sheldon Ballroom, Strauss Park, and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. The festival also hosted a Square Dance, fiddle contest, and mandolin, fiddle, and banjo workshops.

Category

Music Festivals

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

KDHX is a pretty rare thing. In an increasingly commercial world, we’re proud to be a non-profit arts organization celebrating over 25 years of independent music, art and culture in Saint Louis and around the world. The Folk School, The Stage, the Magnolia Café, KDHX.org, and 88.1 FM all work together to form a thriving and well-rounded arts destination committed to building community through media.

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Financials

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DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Director

Beverly Hacker

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Andrew Scavotto

Stinson Leonard Street

Term: Feb 2012 - Feb 2015

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