KMUZ community radio seeks underwriting sales representatives!

Are you a supporter of community radio? Would you like to help the Mid- Willamette Valley’s KMUZ community radio thrive while also earning some cash? KMUZ is looking for a few energetic community radio fans to help it expand its underwriting support base. If you are curious, read on.

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KMUZ’s Fall 2017 Pledge Drive – Sept 30 through Oct 6

KMUZ Studios: Can You Get Here from There

KMUZ’s Fall Pledge Drive starts Sept 30 and runs through Oct 6. And we are challenging our listeners to find us as well as support us. This drive we are asking you to do your part in keeping community radio in the mid-Valley alive and well. Call in during the drive (503.990.6101) or pledge online anytime from the KMUZ website under “Help KMUZ” and click on the Make a Donate button(s) for either a one-time donation or a recurring donation.

We continue to grow, with new programs like Dark Matters (metal music from the female perspective), Tejanos Music, and a new program host on Willamette Wake Up who brings a new perspective to environmental topics. We now offer a two-week program archive for our music shows (Radio Free America) along with podcasts of our public affairs programs.

We can do this because of you, our devoted listeners. Help us grow our donor base this drive. We want to turn listeners into donors. Please ask one friend to become a new donor this drive.

With a $50 contribution, we’ll thank you with our fall 2017 savvy cap with the KMUZ logo.

Since we ask you to come by to pick up your gift, here is more important information


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Early August 2017 – KMUZ NEWZ

On Hiatus

Willamette Wake Up’s “Legislative Matters” segment with Cindy Condon and Jan Margosian is on hiatus until the next legislative session. Listen for them early next year. This summer Willamette Wake Up will cover the 8 – 9am time slot with a full hour of Democracy Now!



Word Up celebrates, investigates, “revelates” and appreciates Pacific Northwest writers and readers.  Program host, Liz Cruz presents author interviews, reader raves, and confabulation of all things literary.  Join her for an intriguing exploration of real live reading and writing each second and fourth Sundays at 1pm.




Dark Matter is KMUZ’s newest metal genre and first to present the female perspective. Program host, Juliene Levy (aka ADJHD) describes her show as a local and tasteful guided tour of the less visible side of Metal, crossing cultures and sub-genres from grind-core to technical-metal. Join her Monday nights from 11 to midnight.




Starting Tuesday August 8 from 2 to 4pm, tune in to Tejano music with Dagoberto Rodriguez. Tejano music is popular folk music with origins from Mexican-American people of Central and Southern Texas. Dago will give it a local flair.



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New Year – Time for Change

The KMUZ Governing Board is pleased to present our new president, Bill Smaldone. Bill has been on the board for 6 years and has lived in Salem for 26 years. He is a professor of history at Willamette University, served as chair of his neighborhood association (SESNA) and as a member of Salem City Council in the early 1990s. He is also a member of the Salem Weekly editorial board.

His predecessor, Melanie Zermer, is a founding board member and served as president in 2015 and 2016. Melanie will remain on the board and plans to put more energy into public affairs programming.

Other continuing board members: Coy Alexander, Deanne Bass, Dave Hammock, Kerry Fox (secretary), Pam Kelly, and Verland Kelly (treasurer).

In other KMUZ News

The board is pleased to announce, that KMUZ is financially solvent! While we don’t have a company helicopter or staff jacuzzi, we are going into this next year with the ability to pay our Jan & Feb bills. And it is because of support from listeners like you. Thank you for your continued support of this (still) all-volunteer community venture.

Look for a new regular segment coming soon – National Native News. NNN is a headline news service that provides a Native perspective on our world. More details soon.

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KMUZ is FIVE Years Old December 17th!!

It’s been a long and winding road for the mid-Valley’s community radio station.  Often described as the “little station that could” (and did!), KMUZ has grown into a resource you can rely on for information and entertainment that reflects our identity. Here’s a brief timeline of our journey and photos of events and milestones to prove it.

Send KMUZ well wishes – post a note on our FB page.  Or make a donation right here from our website.  Thanks to all of you who helped make KMUZ happen

Birth of a Station

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