August Newsletter

This month in KMUD world

Honky Tonk Bill Retires

 by Dennis Maher, Music Director

Join us with a “whoop ana holler’ and big wave goodbye to your friendly radio host Honkeytonk Bill Thompson!  We are so thankful for his 20 years of entertainment and service to the KMUD community. We’ll miss his music selections and humor as well his interviews, tales, ragtime piano and right neighborly personality around here. He just recently stepped down from his show to spend more time tending to his health, homestead, and wife Doris. We wish him well. We hope to find a new Dj confident to stand in the big shoes left behind by Honkeytonk and keep a country show on Tuesday mornings. Until then, each week Honkeytonk State Of Mind will feature a different host honoring Bill’s fine programming here on Kmud. Bill says his first radio show was in 1980 in Orange California and that he’s “most enjoyed touching people with music”. So that’s an impressive 42 year run in radio! Thanks Bill!.
And stop on by!

KMUD News Highlights The Wailaki Tribe
by Lauren Schmitt, News Director

Throughout July our news team has been highlighting the cultural revitalization and native leadership with members of the Wailaki Tribe… Southern Humboldt/Southern Trinity/Northern Mendocino’s first peoples. 

Native Health in Native Hands, is a new non-profit that was founded by members of the Wailaki Tribe. They have graciously allowed KMUD News to document this historic revival of traditional practices that have been absent in our area since first contact and colonization. 

The organization partnered with members of the Wiyot Tribe, the Yurok Tribe, and State Parks to carve a traditional Redwood canoe at Richardson Grove earlier this month. 

For nearly 200 years, State Parks has refused to collaborate with local tribes, and even participated in their genocide, however in present day, State Park has begun a historic collaboration to work with Wailaki People, but is it enough to right the wrongs of the past?  Check that story out here.

Local volunteer firefighters are also working with tribal members to return the cultural fire that’s needed to help balance the health of the forest and it’s people. 

That story here.

Show Highlight : Talking Qi
by Tanya Horlick, Public Affairs Coordinator

Waking up is hard to do, but a bit easier if you get your body and mind flowing with Talking Qi, every third Thursday from 9-10 am with Nona and Javi. Their respectful and deliberate approach to life is sure to lift your spirits!

You can see their free instructional videos on the Youtube Channel: Qigong and Tai Chi with Javier and Nona, here

Pacifica Program Spotlight
by Dennis Maher, Music Director

And in case you haven’t read Howard Zinn’s A People’s History Of The United States, for a peek go to our archive page at and check out AlternativeRadio. It airs Monday mornings at 9am. In the latest 2 episodes host David Barsamian interviews Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University and radical historian on his famous book.

Hey! This is Mumzer and I’m the host of All About the Music, I started as a sub for Brian’s World & Jomama’s Blues show about 15 years ago, when Brian retired, I got that spot!

Lucky me!I love sharing good vibes and music.

I’m also in a band with some great fellows, The FUNNICATORS!

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of KMUD, people powered radio.

I’m Dorothee, the new Membership Coordinator. I’ve been a volunteer at KMUD for over 4 years, engineering regularly and hosting The Choice is Yours every 4th Thursday at 9am. You may have noticed my french accent. I loved KMUD so much, that I wanted more, so now I’m part of the staff! You can find me at our offices Monday to Thursday 11 to 4, to walk –in with a donation or buy a T-shirt or reach me at 707-923-2513 and [email protected]. I am here for you.

We had such an amazing time at the Roll on the Mattole festival this weekend.  Thank you to the Honeydew Volunteer Fire for hosting us and for putting on such a special event.. and of course for all the work you do to keep our community safe. 

 Thanks to everyone who came out and to our volunteers for serving KMUD’s World Famous Iced Coffee. The musicians and vendors were amazing.  Special shout out to Signature Coffee Company and Il Forno Bakery for supplying our booth.

♥️ Let’s not forget to donate to our local fire departments and show them love! 

Vino Divino is an importer and distributor of Italian fine wines and spirits. They work with old family wineries that respect the environment while creating exceptional wines. Their wines can be found at Murphy’s Market in Arcata and Eureka Natural Foods on Broadway Ave.

Currently available:  Don Franc organic sparkling Chardonnay, Massucco La Luna Dei Tempi Barbera and … Do not miss the Limoncello! 
by Patricia Tinkler, Underwriter Coordinator

Thank you to all our underwriters. We couldn’t do it without them!

Now it’s your turn!

We want to hear from you. Please take a minute to fill out our listener survey. You can share things like what your favorite shows are and what types of programs you would like to hear. There is even room for open ended feedback. As a community radio station by and for the people YOUR opinion is what matters most to us. Our DJs and Talk Show Hosts put their whole hearts into their programs and we are so grateful you are listening. Thank you for your continued support of the MUD.

Allison Kolb, Station Manager

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