We ended the drive late on Monday, May 16. Thanks to everyone who participated in this effort!
Poster by Dan Murphy, "Down by the River Studios." Hand pulled three block linoleum prints, limited edition of 45. Come to the station and pick one up with your membership or donation!
Dear Redwood Community Radio Members,
People-Powered Radio keeps your community connected. KMUD’s Spring Pledge Drive will start
on May 2nd and we need to raise $85,000.
KMUD has responded to your requests for more international news by adding Al Jazeera English to
our morning program line-up—the only radio station in our area to bring you reporting from the
Arab world. Locally, News Coordinator Terri Klemetson has expanded our Community Journalism
Program through a partnership with Access Humboldt. And the South Fork News, a show produced
by South Fork High School students that airs every Friday at 5 pm, allows students to learn
interviewing techniques and audio editing skills while creating stories relevant to their lives. Students
have tackled issues like animal rights, teens’ relationships to religion, and military recruitment on
high school campuses.
We’re very pleased to welcome new Station Manager Sarah Reid. Sarah is a graduate of Humboldt
State University, and a Humboldt resident since 1997. She has pursued a career in television and radio
production and administration. Her diverse experience also includes managing volunteers and non-
profit board service. Sarah will manage administration, seek grants and do fundraising, and work with
other media and community groups on projects that benefit the whole community.
Our Music Library expansion has begun. The foundation is laid and by the time you read this there
will probably be walls up — come check it out! Or help out. Only a quarter of our music collection is
readily available to our programmers. The completion of the expansion will make our full collection of
music available to our programmers to play for you.
Some good news and bad news: In December, KMUD was awarded federal funds by the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the upgrade of KMUD and especially our KMUE-Eureka transmitter.
It will also help us add a Hybrid Digital signal (HD Radio) to our existing analog signal, and significantly
increase the wattage of KMUE (see enclosed). However, our annual Community Services Grant is now
threatened by Congressional conservatives’ move to eliminate future funding for community media. 25%
of KMUD’s funding comes from the federal government. KMUD will continue to keep you informed about the
Congressional budget and its threats to democracy in broadcasting, including on our website.
KMUD is your community radio station and you’re invited to get into the act! Come by the station and
join the fun; or better yet, get in touch with Cindy Martin to volunteer. She can be reached at 923-2513,
extension 124; or email [email protected].
PS: you may want to make your donation online, it’s quick and easy and you can use the credit card of your choice