KMUZ News – Fall 2017

Thank You!

Thanks to you we surpassed our Fall Pledge Drive goal. You said KMUZ is important to the mid-Valley and contributed almost $9,000.

AFSCME Local 2067 – New KMUZ Partner

AFSCME Local 2067 made a recent generous contribution to KMUZ. AFSCME Charitable Giving Committee spokesperson said contributions are made on behalf of members to enrich their community. AFSCME Local 2067 believes KMUZ is an asset to the community with our programming and philosophy of celebrating the people, culture & civic life of the mid-Valley. To learn more about our newest supporter, please click “HERE

Election Coverage

KMUZ encourages every eligible voter to be informed and vote. We covered several ballot measures to help you decide how your tax dollars are spent and how you want your local government to govern. Ballots have arrived and are due Nov. 7th.

If you missed our election programming, you can still listen by clicking on these links.

New Programs

Feel like dancing Tuesday nights? Check out ejammzhits with Eric Ericson on1st/3rd/5th Tuesdays 10 pm to midnight. Fun remix/mashes of songs you wouldn’t think would go together!

Willamette Wake Up welcomes Eric Howald, long time Keizertimes reporter bringing News from the North second Fridays on our weekday local news program that airs Mon-Fri 8-9am. Learn more about our new host during this first segment, Please click “HERE

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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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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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