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The KMUD Spring Membership Drive is coming up soon beginning this Tuesday, March 21st but no need to wait until then to show your support for wild & inspiring radio. Members should be receiving our Silent Drive letters in their mailboxes. Please send them back. If you would rather use a card to donate online then click the link below. You make it all possible. Thanks for your support!
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Movers and Shakers on the Music Scene
by Dennis Maher, Music Director

The Critics, live on KMUD airwaves on Friday 24Th

 Some schedule juggling and swapping for March has Zoltar’s Flying Saucer Hat landing on Monday afternoons at 1 till 3 where you’ll find his eclectic and zany sonic eccentricities on a new show. He’s swapped spots with Kmud’s newest DJ Daniel who’s now calling his engaging show Land Of 1000 Dances. Though not on any map, you’ll find this promised land on Tuesday afternoons from 1 till 2:30.
    Our programmers have plenty of great stuff in store for you this March. It’s a double header this month with Women’s History Month and our Spring Membership Drive sharing the calendar.
    Friday the 10th on It’s All About The Music, Mumzer will be interviewing Terrence Kelly, Director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and Jenni Simpson, Director of Arcata’s Redwood Interfaith Gospel Choir. They will be talking (and singing) about the gospel music tradition, the history of their choirs and the upcoming workshop and concert in Arcata.
    Our Spring Membership Drive will be from Tuesday the 21st until Friday the 31st. Notably, Humboldt County’s own, The Critics, will be in the Kmud Studio performing live on Friday the 24th promoting the release of their debut alternative rock album entitled “Miserable & Melodramatic”. Catch them during Kim’s Musical Possibilities show in the afternoon 3 till 5.  

KMUD Women
by Dorothee, Membership Coordinator

KMUD has been Women-led and driven since its inception. The general managers have nearly always been female. Impressively, all KMUD News Directors have been women. And a good half of our eclectic programmers identify as women, and transmit it on the air.
On March 8th, International Women’s Day, tune in for some special programming. To recognize Women’s History Month, KMUD DJs will be featuring more women’s music and voices throughout the month. 
Lyrics by Wolfmandu – Chorus and music by The Julie Ruin
Shout out to the Yin, the feminine, the moon
and the Women who make KMUD!

Agnes, Allison Kolb, Ali, Angelica, Anna Jaffray, Anna Rogers, Auntie Jo, B’anna, behr, Bettye, Bonnie Blackberry, BR, Brenda Starr, Brenda Perez, Chanin, Cindianajones, Cybele, DJ Septic, Dorothee, Emily Hobelman, Emma Nation, Eileen Russel, Helena, Holly, Flurina Niggli, Gerry, Giovanna, Jama, Jasha Mae, Julia Minton, Feral Selector, Katie Jazz&Jam Lady, Kelley Lincoln, Kerry Reynolds, Kim Phelps, Kimbo, Laura, Laura Leadingham, Lauren Schmitt, Leann Green, Lelehnia Dubois, Lisa Luv, Lisa Music, Linda Stansberry, Lolo Trash, Marcia Mendels, Margaret, Maria, Margie, Mary Massey, Michelle Vassel, Ingrid, Mumzer, Nadine, Noel Screech Owl, Nona, Pamela, Patricia, Patricia Lai, Peggy, Perilous Penny, Rabbi Naomi, Sarah Murray, Sarah Starck, Sarah Reith, Serenity Wood, Siena, Sheila, Shyla Blue, Sita, Stella Girkins, Sue Moloney, Susan, Sunshine Cereceda, Sunshine, Tanya Horlick, Tasha McKee, Verde, Uma, Wendar, Witch Hits, Yarrow… 
You girls rock!!!!!
 

Snowmageddon
by Lauren Schmitt, News Director

 

KMUD Nation has had an eventful start to 2023. Our news team has been working around the clock to keep listeners informed on what seems like a never-ending series of natural disasters and newsworthy events.
KMUD has aired numerous stories highlighting the plight of local residents, and have amplified the voices of first responders, emergency services, and neighbors helping neighbors.

I myself have been 14 days without power, waking up to a foot of fresh snow nearly every morning. That won’t stop our team from bringing you the news every weeknight at 6pm. Like all of us, I have relied on my community to help keep my basic needs met which has allowed me to keep the news on air.

Since February 21st, online metrics show that over 128,000 people have relied on our news and emergency updates. We couldn’t do this without your support. KMUD news wishes all of you the best during these trying times.

Here is a quick list of resources:

If you are in need of assistance leaving your property or would like to request a welfare check for a neighbor or family member, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office 707-445-7251
or the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086.

Call 9-1-1 to report downed power lines, trees, and other life threatening emergencies.

State Highway Conditions: quickmap.dot.ca.gov

Weather Forecast: weather.gov/eka

Power Outage Updates: www.pge.com/outages

Learn here  how to submit a claim with PG&E for compensation

“Peace shall be established by peaceful means”
by Dorothee, Membership Coordinator
I have recently been so touched by a few shows about the war in Ukraine. KMUD always has promoted peace via engaging shows, which look at facts openly and don’t follow the mainstream mediatization of war presidents. 
I recommend :
Heroes and Patriots on Thursday, March 2nd at 9am
and Alternative Radio on Monday 6th at 9am.
Check out the archives, be ready to feel angry and sad, and want to rise up!
KMUD Participates in People Powered Democracy
by Tanya Horlick, Public Affairs Coordinator
Coming up on Redwood Community Radio on Wednesday, March 15th from 5-6pm :  join us to participate in a local election and live discussion with the current candidates for an open seat the KMUD Member Representative. One of two candidates, Emma Nation-Meyers or George WinterSun, will be the next KMUD Member Representative, and you can be a part of that decision – just send in your ballots no later than March 31st!
Committee Advisory Board meeting
by the CAB members

The KMUD Community Advisory Board invites listeners to its next meeting by Zoom on March 9 at 6 pm.  We are interested in your opinions about how KMUD might serve its community even better. 
Here is the Zoom link.
For questions or contribute written thoughts, email the Community Advisory Board at [email protected]
Underwriter Spotlight:
The Peg House
by Patrica Tinkler, Underwriting and Traffic Coordinator

Just across from the Standish-Hickey State Recreational Area in Leggett, The Peg House is a wonderful place to grab a burger and beer and if lucky, listen to some live music in the courtyard. Owners Diana and Gary Ballard may be looking at an exit strategy as they hope to retire, but their welcoming presence is evident in every detail. Late last summer I took a break from a long road trip and left totally impressed with the service, the food and the beer on tap (Russian River’s Pliny the Elder! which is highly allocated, as we say in the bar business). As I sat enjoying my meal, I marveled at the gorgeous garden, full of sunflowers, dahlias and tomatoes. This was clearly a labor of love!

thepeghouse.com
69501 US-101 in Leggett

Humboldt Women In Radio
is happening tonight as a part of the 7th Annual Zero to Fierce event
at the Arcata Playhouse.

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Local Public Affairs Spotlight by Tanya Horlick, Public Affairs Coordinator
You don’t have to be an early bird to catch Monday Morning Magazine on the KMUD Archive. Don’t miss The Healing Episode (for inter-generational trauma) hosted on January 30 by Patricia Lai, with a heartwarming celebration of MLK Day featuring HC Black Music and Arts Association and the Harambee Community Choir.  P.Lai also speaks about the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit, and the Chinese Expulsion of 1885 with Daryl Chinn of the Eureka Chinatown Project and Yolanda Latham of Moon Creek Corporation. : Click here to listen.  KMUD Radio is in solidarity celebrating Black History Month! Stay tuned this Thursday from 5-6pm for a Black Humboldt special, broadcast in their own words, from the ancestral land of The Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, Wiyot and Yurok Peoples, on KMUD Public Affairs! You can tune on the dial or through our website
KMUD News Highlights by Lauren Schmitt, News Director
Happy 115th Birthday Edie Ceccarelli!
Hi KMUD News Fans! The start to 2023 was a bit rocky, literally. Our resilient community continues to rebuild and recover from the damages caused by both earthquakes and series of strong storms. February is off to a great start with a series of celebrations, starting with Black Liberation Month. KMUD News spoke with Black Humboldt and the Mendocino Chapter of Black Lives Matter to get an overview on the months long celebrations that honor the black community. Listen here. Edie Ceccarelli celebrated her 115th birthday in Willits this past weekend. Mendocino’s supercentenarian is the oldest living person in the United States and the third oldest in the world! Learn more about Edie and her amazing life here. Forest defenders and Indigenous activists celebrated a victory in Potter Valley as PG&E pledged to underground lines instead of cutting down and active Bald eagle nest. More on that story here. The Foggy Bottoms Boys won statewide recognition for their regenerative farming practices, bringing the 2023 Climate Smart Farmers title home to Ferndale! You can learn more about the ‘fabulously gay farmers’ and their sustainable techniques in this story. Listen here. Through times of disaster and times of celebration, KMUD News is here to bring you the story. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Movers and Shakers on the Music Scene by Dennis Maher, Music Director

That Captain playing at the 2018 Block Party

Hey everyone, let’s welcome Daniel to the Kmud roster! He’s a young enthusiastic Dj with a great breadth of musical taste and knowledge. You may have heard him getting his feet wet subbing on a variety of shows and times over the past month, perhaps on Saturday mornings on our Railroads And Bridges Country Morning Special, or on  Monday afternoons at 1 during the Stay Tuned show where he fills the gap left when Jeff took his Music Junkie Appreciation Group and moved to Sunday nights.

In case you missed it we had a great singer/songwriter performing for us live in studio B on January 30 at 2 during Stay Tuned!. It was Marc Borde from That Captain band who you may remember from the KMUD Block Party in 2018. What a fabulous and intimate performance and exchange he gave us and you can catch it on Rewind! at 2am this Saturday the 11th and it will be available on the archive for an additional 2 weeks. Speaking of great performers: Alice DiMicele could be heard on our last two Women On Wednesday shows on February 1st and 8th. She called in to chat with both B.Starr and B.R. as she prepares for shows in the area and a matinee right here at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville with Francine Allen opening on Sun February 12th at 3pm.
Underwriter Spotlight: Bergin-Sipila Vineyards by Patrica Tinkler, Underwriting and Traffic Coordinator

Bergin-Sipila Vineyards

For more than four decades winemaker David Bergin and farmers John and Marbry Sipila have been committed to sustainable living through organic gardening and permaculture. David has a small vineyard of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in the northernmost part of Mendocino County, at Piercy, near the Red Mountain Wilderness Area. John and Marbry grow Syrah, Tempranillo and Zinfandel on their ranch in the Bell Springs area north of Laytonville.

The winery is completely off grid. Solar, wood heat and passive cooling provided by the forest above, the trio created a sustainable loop by composting all vineyard waste. The fruit is all organic, fermented on native yeasts and without sulfites. It is bottled without filtration in American and French oak. As a former wine professional, these winemaking methods are difficult to control but sublime when done well. And these vintners know their craft. Bergin-Sipila Vineyards wines are available at these underwriters’ establishments:  Chautauqua Natural Foods, Redway Liquor and Deli, The Lost Frenchman, The New Harris General Store and The Peg House. For other retailers and information, their website is berginsipilavineyards.com
Humboldt Women In Radio is happening this year as a part of the 7th Annual Zero to Fierce event: March 5th – 11th at the Arcata Playhouse. Learn more here. 
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2022 : Another year full of adventures at KMUD !

 

Earthquakes, fires, storms, outages and more, covered brilliantly by the KMUD News team.  A lot of moves among the programers, but also your long time favorites are still here for your pleasure.
We happily welcomed 3 new members to the Board of Directors in December : Member Rep Chestine Anderson, Board appointed Flurina Niggli and Programer Rep Javier Rodriguez.  And we have another set of members election coming in April.
Unfortunately some programers have passed:
Jack and Dr Peat, our thoughts to you!
A mosaic of emotions and people in this varied crowd that forms KMUD collective. But always 24/7 of delightful programming to inform, educate, entertain and inspire our ever transforming community. 

 

KMUD News in the Earthquake!

This is Lois Cordova, your KMUD “Virtual Newsroom Assistant” (Weather, CSAR/Burn Day, Breaking News bulletins, etc), and member of our Emergency Response Team. I usually monitor the scanners, and during emergencies I also cruise social media, air traffic, and other pertinent to the emergency sites and people. Usually…

Just after the December 20th, 2022 earthquake, at 2.34am, Lauren was on KMUD reporting on what she could learn from her home. Luckily, KMUD overnight DJ, Kerry Morgan was live and helped to keep the information flowing for listeners. Lauren learned early I had been severely impacted here in my home in Rio Dell. So Lauren drove to Rio Dell to report and to rescue me.

I was incapacitated as a KMUD helper, our power was out, and it was Lauren that helped to excavate my egress blocked by books and right some major furniture and appliances, before we went out together.

There was no internet services in town, so we collected information and raced back to the studio with interviews and notes.

Meanwhile, Membership Coordinator Dorothee, News Editor Stella Girkins helped to keep the public informed on the air. KMUD News was able to provide Spanish translation of each update and vital information, provided by KMUD Programmers Ingrid Leon and Brenda Perez.

In many cases KMUD was able to disseminate information for our listening faster than officials were able to post the same information to social media!! With the help of Measure Z funds, and a generous donation from the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office, KMUD was able to bolster our emergency reporting infrastructure to more quickly keep our listeners informed.

Once again on New Years Day we sprung into action, and while damages were more severe to many structures, infrastructure like power, phone, and internet were more quickly restored. While Lauren was doing live update with local earthquake expert Lorie Dengler, our Station Manager Allison Kolb, and her partner Nathan, along with my daughter and her partner “excavated me” from, yes, MORE cracks and piles, and we were able to keep the public informed, as a whole team this time, about this ongoing emergency and aftermath.

Now myself and the News team are awaiting this “category 4” atmospheric river that will impact our entire listening area, near and far. Listen in to stay informed. 

KMUD News is committed to bringing live and breaking emergency reports, and will share a full synopsis at the top of each hour as needed. 

Listen to the KMUD News here

Time stopped in Rio Dell….
Rio Dell’s clock stopped when the earthquake happened and the power went off!
 

New : Business show

 

KMUD’s new Local Business Show debuted on Tuesday mornings at 9am in December, 2022, following Charlotte Peltz’ retirement. Programmer Patricia Tinkler, a former business owner and current KMUD Underwriting Coordinator, will be working with community business members to support local businesses by giving them a space in the conversation. First guests included Nancy Olson, CEO of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and Nick Bown-Crawford, Executive Director of Humboldt Made, a marketing agency for Humboldt craft products. The second show, which aired hours after the 6.4 earthquake, featured Laura Lassiter from the SoHum Business and Visitors Bureau. Laura updated our community on businesses that were open after the quake in real time while sharing general information about the current economic crisis. Yesterday, Seth Johannesen (owner, 101Netlink) and Rob Buch (manager, Mendocino Community Network) gave an overview of the broadband marketplace followed by Garth Epling of Emerald Technologies who gave us the skinny on home office equipment. You can listen to past shows on the KMUD Archive and coming up every other Tuesday at 9 am. 

 

Movers and Shakers on the Music Scene
By Dennis Maher
 

 

Attention those in need! Music Junkie Support Group with Jeff will now meet at a new time on Sunday nights from 9 till 11 pm. 

By popular demand the Backwards Down the Number Line show, which features the music of Vermont jam band, Phish, will continue every Tuesday night with Katie officially taking the reins from Frying Pan Dan who has decided to stay in L.A.. We’ll miss you round here Dan. 
And did you catch Katie sitting in on It’s All About The Music? What an amazing slice of local ear candy radio delivered on short notice! Amidst howling wind and atmospheric river she was filling in for Crusher on Friday morning, December 30 at 10am, and you can still enjoy it from the safety of your own home on the archive at archive.kmudfm.org

      New voices coming soon… Training sessions are ongoing with local community members of all ages with the passion and drive to become our newest Djs and engineers.  If you or maybe someone you know has what it takes, come on down and see us.

 
 

 

Underwriter Spotlight :
Finnish Country Sauna & Hot Tubs/ Cafe Mokka

by Patricia Tinkler, Underwriting Coordinator

Arcata fixture Finnish Country Sauna & Hot Tubs and Cafe Mokka have served the community since 1982. The oldest coffee house in Humboldt county, Cafe Mokka serves traditional coffee house beverages, refusing to bend to fads that come and go. 

Business is brisk at the private, clothing-optional saunas and hot tubs, according to the Manager, Petra. “We are booked every day, so please make a reservation so you are not disappointed.” Visitors are encouraged to relax by the fireplace, or beside the pond if weather permits, once they are finished. It’s a lovely way to hold on to the calming effect of the waters after your spa experience. 

It’s not often that a business doesn’t need more customers, but owner Stan Henerson supports KMUD because he believes in public radio. We are privileged to collaborate with this outstanding local institution.

Finnish Country Sauna & Hot Tubs and Cafe Mokka is located at the corner of 5th and J Street. They are open daily from 11am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday, 11am to midnight on Friday and Saturday. They only accept cash and local checks so plan accordingly.  

 

Riding on the Mud
Let’s wave goodbye to Riding On The Mud , Kmud’s motorcycle enthusiast talk show! Bobby Godwin and Joe Shepp have put the kickstands down concluding the show’s 14 year run on our airwaves. The show started out in 2008 with Bobby G and Duffy Griffin hosting for the first few years until Duffy’s untimely passing and Joe Shepp a motorcycle racer like Duffy joined the show.  Bobby says he really loves our station and will continue to support and enjoy Kmud in the future. He sends his thanks to those Kmud legends who inspired him and taught him the radio ropes. That list includes Brenda Starr, Fred Baron and all the great engineers who have helped the show over the years. Thanks Joe and Bobby for a great program!

 

 

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