Summer is here and so are the festivals.
KMUZ is involved in three between now and July 4th


Cherry City Music Festival –June 15 – 17

KMUZ is partnering with CCTV to bring you live coverage of the bands playing from the CCTV studios all three days. CCMF celebrates local and independent musicians – a mission closely aligned with KMUZ. For a complete schedule: cherrycitymusic.com/2017-schedule/

Make Music Day – June 21

KMUZ is one of the many sponsors of this event. Even some of our own DJs are in the bands! MMD is an international celebration of music by the people/for the people, with free concerts all day on the summer solstice, at numerous locations across downtown Salem. To learn more: www.makemusicday.org/salem

Portland Waterfront Blues Festival – June 30 – July 4

The 30th annual Blues Fest in Portland is a five-day festival fundraiser for Oregon Food Bank. On Tuesday, July 4, KMUZ will broadcast live from the event, with the help of KBOO Radio.

Stay home, BBQ with friends, and donate to your local food bank as you listen from noon to 10 pm in the comfort of your own backyard. More info: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/



You helped us raise over $11,000 in the last week!
The power of local voices marches on!!!!

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New Service Offering – Radio Free America

Did you miss your favorite music show on KMUZ this week? Well, all is not lost! KMUZ has a new music archive service for its listeners! In the past, we couldn’t archive our music shows due to music licensing fees. But with Radio Free America you can go back and listen to a music show you missed, for up to 2 weeks after the initial broadcast! Find out ALL the ways to LISTEN to KMUZ at www.kmuz.org/listen.

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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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