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September E-Newsletter

This fall is an important fundraising time for the station. We sent our Silent Drive letter to our members (and fortunately they are responding to it) and soon we are starting our Membership Drive with the theme,
“Keep our culture alive.”
From the 14th to the 23rd of September, all our 160 programmers are on board to bring us together around KMUD, and trigger your generosity.

Tune in for a new feature on KMUD : our DJs are playing a Member’s picked song, right after Democracy Now to thank you for your donation. We hope you are enjoying it. 

There’s no place like the beautiful Emerald Triangle. KMUD has spent 35 years serving this community and we have been through so much together. Even with the challenges we face, let’s not forget the things that make our culture so incredibly special and unique.

With your donation we are able to support local artists, inspire the community to speak out for what they believe in, inform listeners about the news and public affairs that matter most in our community, provide critical breaking coverage during wildfires and other emergencies, and most importantly create a space for us all to connect. Thanks for sticking with us. We love you!

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In this e-newsletter, the staff of KMUD brings the spotlight on different shows : Institute of Sustainable Forestry and Dawn Patrol. KMUD News looks back at the big stories of this intense last month. Our Underwriter Rep, Patricia, is going to visit our underwriter’s farm : Flood plain Produce.  And don’t forget to go and fill up our programing survey, if you didn’t do it yet. 


Institute for Sustainable Forestry
Public affairs spotlight by Tanya Horlick

The Institute for Sustainable Forestry (ISF) promotes the long-term ecological, economic, and social well-being of forest-based communities in the Pacific Northwest. You can hear a variety of insightful guests on talks produced by the ISF on Redwood Community Radio every other Wednesday from 5:30 – 6pm. You can also hear ISF shows at:

Dawn Patrol
Music show spotlight by Dennis Maher
Are you a morning person? Tuesday mornings on the Mud will make you one! Join us for Dawn Patrol from 6 till 8 am when Dj Verde brings her welcoming and friendly energy to the airwaves. You’ll delight in an intercontinental mix of music including, but not limited to funk, soul, African, and New Orleans sounds. Perfect for early risers and those looking for an energetic soundtrack to accompany and invigorate their morning work and chores. Check out Dj Verde on Dawn Patrol every Tuesday from 6 till 8 am! But if you miss you you can still tune in on the KMUD Archive. 

KMUD news stories Highlights
By Lauren Schmitt

Throughout August, the KMUD News team was focused on our historical beats:

Fires, Forestry, and Cannabis.


The Six Rivers Lightning Complex ignited after a lightning storm, and started 12 different fires on August 5th. Despite the region being on the edge of our broadcast area, we provided up to the minute emergency information, which proved to be the communities of Willow Creek and Salyerʼs main source of reliable information. Out of area fire crews had connectivity issues and KMUD News worked as a partner to disseminate critical news.

After burning for a monthʼs time, the complex is now comprised of two remaining fires: the Ammon (11,500 acres) and the Campbell (30,000 acres). The complex is over 70% contained, however the area is experiencing critical fire weather which could challenge the lines.

Listen here to Community Members Share Their Stories from the Six Rivers

Lightning Complex

KMUD News will continue to share live updates during other emergencies @KmudNews Facebook page.


KMUD News has been covering the controversial Timber Harvest Plan within the Jackson Demonstration State Forest on the Mendocino Coast. Most recently, we shared how a group of tribal members and elders were arrested at the California Natural Resources Agency headquarters in Sacramento. Their direct action was prompted by CalFireʼs announcement to continue to log the Jackson Demonstration State Forest despite a proposed moratorium.

Listen to that story by Stella Girkins here

The Redwood Creek watershed, west of Redway,  which is home to vulnerable species like Coho and Chinook Salmon, is in critical condition due to low flows as a result of climate change and the cumulative impacts of human activity. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Cannabis Control held a meeting for cultivators and community members on August 18th to help bolster water storage for residents within the watershed.
The agencies, however, seemed to send mixed signals following the meeting when officials with CDFW and the DCC showed up on various properties within the watershed to conduct unannounced and armed inspections. Cultivators referred to the move as a “gross violation of trust.”
Listen to that story by Lauren Schmitt here.

At a recent Humboldt Board of Supervisors meeting, water use issues continue to complicate cannabis permitting. Listen to that story by Daniel Mintz here.


Flood Plain Produce 
by Patricia Tinkler

For nearly forty years, Holly and Mel Krebs have lived in this little slice of heaven on The Avenue of the Giants in Pepperwood. Driving home from Eureka, on a whim I took a quick detour to grab one of their famous blackberry popsicles. Holly was working, yet gracious enough to give me a quick tour, despite my lack of an appointment.  Showing off their small vacation rental which they had completely renovated and the massive garden, one could see the years of labor necessary to create such a lush and productive farm. Mel waved from the rows of produce, too busy to stop as he was working alone. “Like everyone, we’re having problems finding staff,” Holly said. You would never know it, by looking at the well tended garden. Five out of five stars. Highly recommended. Check out their vacation rental at and don’t forget to catch them at The Garberville Farmers Market on Fridays or every day from 11-5pm at their farm stand. 

*Huge Thanks to all of our amazing underwriters for their support. Our business sponsors play a huge roll in keeping our station on air. If your interested in underwriting contact Patricia at [email protected] or call (707)923-2513.

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