26July2017

NEWS ABOUT KMUD
Traffic Director
Job Description
 
Job Title:  Traffic Director
Reports to:  Station Manager  
Employment Status:  $16.00 per hour, 4 days per week
 
General Description:
Redwood Community Radio (RCR) is a dynamic community radio station, established 29 years ago and driven by a mission of public service
 
The Traffic Director for RCR is responsible for our daily radio logs, as well as working with the community and our local non-profits in getting their announcements on the air.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
 
Prepare Public Service announcements (PSA’s), makes sure their wording is compliant with the FCC and CPB guidelines
Create classified ads
Create lost pet ads
Creates community calendar
Maintain and update Natural Log software
Generate reports for BOD and Management when requested
Prepare daily radio program logs
Oversee giveaways of promotional tickets, including tracking, distributing and contacting donor and recipient
Update website with classified ads, lost pet ads, and community calendar
Work in conjunction with KMUD’s Development Director to create and foster relationships with local business underwriters. Assist in writing Underwriter announcements keeping their language compliant with FCC and CPB guidelines
Participate in annual Pledge Drives
Manage billing for Underwriters 
Create bank deposits
 
 
Qualifications
 
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
 
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Computer literacy, using both Macs and PC’s.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to train volunteers.
Ability to work effectively with socio-economically, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities.
Ability to model respectful, inclusive, responsible behavior that is consistent with RCR’s mission and its written family values.
Familiarity with the utilization of social media platforms.
 
 
Introductory period
 
There is a three-month introductory period.  This period is not to be construed as a contract.  This means that employment can be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time during or after the introductory period, at the option of the organization or of the employee.  The employee shall be evaluated before the end of the introductory period, and within 30 days of the annual anniversary of the employee's hire date.  Employees of Redwood Community Radio are reviewed on an ongoing bi-annual basis.
 
Benefits
 
This position offers paid vacation, sick leave, an annual personal day and at least 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KMUD Employee Benefits Policy.
KMUD annually observes a 2 percent cost of living annual increase (COLA).  The COLA is applied on January 1st of each year.
 
Working Conditions
 
RCR has a small paid staff and about 400 volunteers.  RCR has regular membership drives.  The membership drives require a substantial amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is animated and stimulating.  The ability to work in this kind of environment is essential.
 
Equipment Used & Physical Working Conditions
 
Computer (Mac & PC), voicemail, copier.  Applicant must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately six hours a day.  The person in this position needs to occasionally move about the inside of the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.  Applicant must have the ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.  
 
Applicant must also be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
KMUD Redwood Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  The organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, creed, physical or mental disability.
 
To Apply:
RCR must receive a cover letter, resume and three professional references no later than July 25, 2017.  We would prefer receiving your application (ideally as one attachment) emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also mail your application to KMUD Redwood Community Radio, Membership Coordinator Hire, P.O. Box 135 Redway, CA 95560.  And, you can deliver your application (M-F, 9am – 4pm) to 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA 95560.
 
Download the pdf of the Job Description here 
 

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Storms on April 11 are the cause of signal impairment for Redwood Community Radio’s KLAI (90.3 FM).
 Update May 3, 2017
On Tuesday, May 2nd professional climbers from Six Rivers Communications in Eureka installed a signal antenna to restore service to much of the area served by the original antenna array. Due to the nature of the temporary antenna the signal is not quite as strong and will not reach as far as before the damage occurred. We are working with our consulting engineer on a permanent replacement that will restore full service, and will last for years to come.
 
Update 4/28/2017
We're looking at Tuesday, May 2 to mount a temporary antenna. Weather forecast looks good, and highway 101 should be open by then.
 
Update 4/26/2017
Highway 101 is closed again, so a repair crew won't be able to get to the transmitter site. Replacing the antenna is a high priority, and may happen as soon as the highway opens, except on the weekend, due to increased (overtime) cost for the tower climbers. We're hoping for Friday or Monday.
Update 4/24/2017
Depending on road and weather conditions a temporary antenna will be installed on Thursday, April 27. The signal will not be as strong as with the original antenna array, but at least there will be a signal.
 
Strong winds had broken off one antenna completely, and severely damaged a second one, making it non-functional. The antennas were part of a three antenna array that serves Northern Mendocino and parts of Southern Humboldt county. They’re installed on a tower high atop Cahto Peak west of Laytonville.
 
KLAI is a repeater for KMUD, the non-commercial station licensed to Garberville. KMUD started broadcasting in 1987, and KLAI started as a low power translator, financed and installed largely by volunteers in the early 1990s.
 
The installation also transmits Radio Bilingue, a non-commercial radio network based in Fresno, California, on their station KVUH, 88.5 FM. The two radio stations share equipment and an antenna array. Radio Bilingue has programs in Spanish and English, music and news. The two organizations jointly installed the equipment in 2006, at the same time increasing the KLAI signal to 500 watts, and KVUH to 1,000 watts.
 

 

KMUD provides daily local and regional news at 6 pm, and call-in talk shows six days a week and a vast range of music. Community support is critical to keep both stations on the air.
 
 The stations will be reinstalling antennas as soon as possible. It may take several weeks for equipment to arrive and for the weather to be sunny and calm enough for tower climbers to complete their work. 
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For more information see http://kmud.org and http://radiobilingue.org. Both stations also broadcast on the internet.
 
Top photo: Antenna broke and fell to the ground.
Middle photo: Tower site on April 15, 2017
Bottom photo: Tower on September 15, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
KMUD STATION MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION
 
BASIC FUNCTION:  The Station Manager is responsible for the overall management of the station and is expected to work in collaboration and cooperation with the staff, independent contractors, the Board of Directors, volunteers and membership.
 
SUPERVISED BY AND REPORTS TO:  Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
SUPERVISES:  All paid and contract staff.
Salaried full time (40 hours per week) position.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
 
Management:
•Emphasize teamwork and consensus building in decision making and all aspects of staff coordination.
•Make and implement decisions regarding the operation of the station including personnel, contracts, legal requirements, finance, and maintenance.
•Implement hiring and firing, training and evaluation of paid staff.  Create, modify or eliminate positions, job descriptions or contracts, within the expenditure limits established by the Board for total staff costs and total contractor costs. 
•Participate as an advisor to the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.  Submit written reports and recommendations to the Board at the monthly board meetings.
•Participate in other committees, including Finance, Development, Pledge Drive and Policy.
•Hold regular meetings with staff and contractors as well as plan board/staff meetings, board trainings, and board/staff retreats including strategic planning.
•Help mediate and resolve disputes between staff members, staff and public and listen to/respond to complaints from all.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
 
Operations:
The priority for the Station Manager is oversight of operations with delegation of tasks to the Staff, Volunteers and Programmers whenever possible.
•Oversee the maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds. 
•Responsible for outreach for and promotion of KMUD, its programs and events, including: public speaking, press releases and advertising in all appropriate media, and production of program guides, newsletters (internal and external), and website.
•Merchandising, creation of KMUD Merchandise for sale or promotions.
•Oversee and supervise staff with responsibilities for station daily operations.
 
Finance:
•Responsible for the financial affairs of the station, including oversight of development, grants, book-keeping, underwriting, budgeting, purchasing, sales and other relevant financial matters.  The Board will decide issues of extraordinary circumstance; for example, land sales.  
•Recommend auditor candidate(s) to the Board; work with Board on auditor’s contract.
•Work collaboratively with financial staff to:
- prepare timely and accurate financial reports required by the Board of Directors, local, state and federal agencies, and by lending and grant-making institutions.
- facilitate the completion of the annual audit required by CPB.
- prepare a draft annual budget along with the Finance Committee.
•Provide a monthly narrative report analyzing the financial situation for the Board.
•Oversee the public posting of designated financial reports one week before the monthly Board meeting. 
 
Development:
•Oversee the coordination of all fundraising and outreach activities.
•As part of the Development Committee, plan yearly calendar of fundraising events.
•Oversee pledge drives in coordination with the Pledge Drive Subcommittee.
•Search for and secure public and private grants.
 
SALARY: $42,000.00 per year

To apply send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 12, 2016.

Redwood Community Radio / KMUD is hiring a Development Coordinator. The deadline to submit your application package is Friday July 29th at 5pm. 

Please see the job description and details below. You may also download the job description as a pdf.

Redwood Community Radio / KMUD

Job Title: Development Coordinator Reports to: Station Manager Employment Status: Full Time Hours: 40 per week- salary position

General Description: The Development Coordinator will ensure the sustainable growth and financial health of the organization. This will be done by increasing revenue at KMUD Community Radio through a variety of means, including, but not limited to: major donor identification and cultivation, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, special events, online fundraising, underwriting contracts, bequests, in-kind giving, as well as serve as the primary Underwriting Representative. The Development Coordinator will also generate promotional materials, press materials and press relationships for KMUD. This position requires extensive work with volunteers, including members of the Development Committee. As in all positions at KMUD, the Development Coordinator will work very closely and interdependently with other staff.

The Development Coordinator will ensure that the fundraising strategies are in alignment with KMUD Community Radio's mission, goals and policies.

Qualifications

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • Proven development experience in the non-profit sector, preferably with major donor fundraising work, as well as large event planning.

  • Excellent knowledge of technology and appropriate software, including database management, spreadsheets and electronic communication, including online giving.

  • Ability to delegate responsibility and ensure accountability

  • Ability to produce accurate and timely reports, with research and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work with graphic artists to produce print materials.

  • Highly self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple projects and work according to specific deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to train and supervise volunteers.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary.

  • Ability to work effectively with socio-economically, racially, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, ability to participate in public speaking events.

  • Ability to work with a diverse population within KMUD’s multicultural, cooperative, progressive organization.

  • Ability to model respectful, inclusive, responsible behavior that is consistent with KMUD's mission and KMUD Family Rules.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Create and implement annual development plan and strategy.

  • Develop and present KMUD’s overall development efforts to meet annual budget requirements.

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors.

  • Develop and grow our individual donor base; manage multiple annual Pledge Drives, cultivate major gifts, and special thank you gifts (premiums).

  • Work closely with the Membership Director, and Board of Directors to address lapsed memberships.

  • Create and maintain press kit, underwriting literature and paper promotional materials.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy, including building relationships with other media.

  • Work closely with Development Committee, and Finance Committee to develop and promote annual funding campaigns and signature events.

  • Work closely with Development Committee, Finance Committee and Station Manager to develop annual funding plan.

  • Must be willing to follow and fully understand FCC and IRS rules regarding Underwriting language and execute messaging on KMUD following the letter of the licensing law.

  • Train and lead volunteers to support fundraising and marketing efforts with the KMUD Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Develop and manage Board fundraising.

  • If directed, develop and coordinate culturally appropriate fundraising events in our multiple communities.

    Salary

    Range $32,000- $41,600 annually. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Introductory Period

    There is a three-month introductory period. This period is not to be construed as a contract. This means that employment can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time during or after the introductory period, at the option of the organization or at the option of the employee. The employee shall be evaluated before the end of the introductory period, and within 30 days of the annual anniversary of the employee’s hire date. Employees of Redwood Community Radio are reviewed on an ongoing bi-annual basis.

    Benefits

    This position offers paid vacation, sick leave, an annual personal day and at least 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KMUD Employee Benefits Policy.
    Annually KMUD observes a 2% cost of living annual increase (COLA). The COLA is applied on January 1st of each year.

Working Conditions

KMUD has a small paid staff and about 400 volunteers. KMUD has regular membership drives. They require a substantial amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is animated and stimulating. The ability to work in this kind of environment is essential.

Workplace expectations at KMUD radio include: effective verbal and written communications, conflict de-escalation, skillful volunteer relations and utilization, capable project management, work-area organization, response to phone calls and correspondence, teamwork and cooperation with other employees, volunteers, and Board members; furtherance of KMUD mission, goals and values; meeting attendance and participation; capable departmental budgeting and punctuality.

KMUD is currently implementing a strategic plan through 2020. All positions have responsibilities specified in that plan.

Equipment Used & Physical Working Conditions

Computer (mac and pc), voicemail, copier, fax. Applicant must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately 50% or more of the time. The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Applicant must have ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

Applicant must also be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs regularly, and be prepared to move and haul various sized equipment for use in live special events. Hauling of equipment is a normal part of working at KMUD.

Equal Opportunity Employer

KMUD Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, creed, physical or mental disability.

KMUD observes all state and federal law concerning employment.

To Apply:

We must receive a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and a writing sample no later than 5:00 pm PDT on July 29th 2016. We'd prefer receiving your application (ideally as one attachment) emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., but you may also mail/deliver your application to:

KMUD Radio - Development Director Hire, P.O. Box 135 Redway, CA 95560

Three KMUD shows are switching places starting Monday, June 15th.      
Classical Spectrum with Margaret Lewis, currently airing at 3 pm will be moving to 10 am to noon.
Club Mud and Music Junkie Support Group, currently airing at 10 am will now be heard 1 to 3 pm
Meanwhile, Fat Mud and Tubby Tunes, currently airing at 1 pm will now be heard 3 to 5:30 pm.
We welcome your comments about our programming, please email comments -at- kmud dot org or call (707) 932-5091.

Click here or scroll down for the lineup

KMUD Block Party May 162015

KMUD Block Party May 16th, 2015 Musical Lineup

 
12:00 – 12:45 Paul Smolinger's Kids / Sarah Torres
 1:00 – 1:45 Gardner's Band / Bud Rogers
 2:00 – 2:45 Town Square Review
 3:00 – 3:45 Gary Stewart / Lyne Einwechter
 4:00 – 4:45 April Moore and the Ranch Party Band
 5:00 – 5:45 Darryl Cherney and friends
 6:00 – 6:45 Peter Childs and Chris McCurdy
 7:00 – 7:45 Three Legged Dog
 8:00 – 8:45 Marjo Wilson Band
 9:00 – 9:45 Mimur
 10:00 – 10:45 The Ultra Secret Organization of the Good Guys

We love volunteers!

KMUD has been relying on volunteers for most of its programs, and for much of the operation for its over 27 year history. On January 17, KMUD held its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Celebration Party at

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Tickets at inticketing.com

Hip Hop Harvest MC Competition 11/1/2014 
Ft. Talib Kweli
Hosted by Kelley Mak

Official Rules and Guidelines

 
Please submit your 15-minute track (s) digitally to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Box 135 Redway CA 95560 by midnight October 15th 2014.
After October 15th a group of 6 music industry professionals/ promotors will review submissions and pick the top 4-6 groups to perform a 30-45 minute set on the night of show November 1st at the Mateel Community Center.
The audience will vote for their favorite act in a fair and regulated way that will be counted through a 3rd party group. 
The top two performers will be identified and will flip a coin for who will perform first, then they will chose which format they will battle in (spoken word, rap, battle, beats/ no beats etc), then free style battle until either a single opponent is lyrically destroyed or the 10 minute bell rings and the crowd will chose the winner by an applause meter.
Any disagreements or presentational disputes will be settled by the ultimate judge; Talib Kweli.
 
 
More structural detail:
 
Kelley Mak will host the entire competition, performers will meet and greet with her pre-show during sound check, during this time we encourage you to let her know any promotional highlights you may want to present during the event.
 
Light & sound needs should be submitted to KMUD with enough lead time for the technicians to ensure proper follow through for the performers individual artistic representation for the night of show. Performers are encouraged to treat this like a professional show, by creating sharp practiced sets, constructing other entertainment showcases such as image projections, dancers, lights lazers or other effects.
 
Each participating group will be given access to the event for group members only, no guest passes will be given, due to the competeive nature of the event.
 
Particiapants who submit mixes/ tracks who are not chosen to compete in the event will be given 2 complimentry tickets.
Patrons entering the event will be given a strip of tickets equal to the amount of performances left to make the stage.
For example:
6 performers left to perform= patron will receive 6 tickets to vote with
3 performers left to perform= patron will receive 3 tickets to vote with
1 performer left to perform= patron will receive 1 ticket to vote with
 
Performers will draw straws for stage line up on the night of show.
 
A representative of the Mateel Community Center will count the votes; the Mateel Community Center is not involved in this event.
 
Thank you.
For more information please call 707-923-2513
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Our Mission and Vision

Vision Statement: Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all human and other living species on earth move toward higher quality of life and are able to survive the challenges in the times ahead.

Mission Statement: Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.

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Redwood Community Radio, Inc. • PO Box 135 - 1144 Redway Dr. • Redway, CA 95560 • Office (707) 923-2513 • News (707) 923-2605 • Studio (707) 923-3911