Every year the fund drives at KPFT get a little closer together, evidence of just how difficult it is for a totally listener-funded FM station to remain afloat in this era of corporate-controlled airwaves. More amazing still is just how little the years of behind-the-scenes turmoil — which came to a head when, after an especially contentious staff shakeup, police were called to the station’s Montrose offices back in July — affects its on-air programming. The 47-year-old station is still one of the very few places in the nation’s fourth-largest city that save room for nearly every musical genre under the sun, and gives the DJs complete control over their playlists, leading to a level of trust among listeners practically unheard of these days. Every day KPFT stays on the air is a victory for independent music, independent programming and independent thought itself. Savor it while it’s still here.