By Heidi Glaus
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - In an old abandoned bakery near Tower Grove Park, DJs mix up a different kind of treat. Not paid professionals, but volunteers who step into the studio to play their favorite tunes. It's how KDHX has been running since 1987.
"It started with people who wanted to share their passion for music and got their friends together and got a license and started broadcasting music as a community radio station," said Caron House, Development Director at KDHX.
For 25 years they've made do with what they had, but now they're unlocking a different kind of experience for listeners.
The back will be a 125 seat venue for live music.
"We really want to be an arts destination and we want to be more engaged in the community and this space is going to allow us to do that," House said.
It will also allow those DJs to get into a more modern studio.
So the space will be different, but the mission of this community radio station remains the same.
"It's about the music and supporting artists," House said.
Hopefully this space in the middle of Grand Center will dial things up a notch.
"We hope this building will help us be a bigger megaphone for the arts in St. Louis," House said.
The total cost of this project is $3 million, they've raised about $2.3 million and now there's a Kickstarter campaign which will cover the cost of equipment. If you would like to help check out the related link.
The new space is scheduled to open in October.