2014 Fall Pledge Drive

2014 Fall Pledge Drive – Sept 27 through Oct 3
Click “Make a Donation” or Call 503.990.6101
Goal: $10,000

Radio is the original form of ‘social media’. It allows us to connect with other people and ideas in our community and beyond.  KMUZ does that for the mid-Willamette Valley. KMUZ is here to tell our stories, play music by our musicians and promote our cultural heritage … from Stayton to Monmouth-Independence and from Salem-Keizer to Albany.

KMUZ Community Radio is an important resource that exists to ensure a vibrant and healthy community.  KMUZ reflects us – proud, creative, hard working, innovative, and  unassuming.
KMUZ has been serving our community for almost three years and we want to continue to serve – in a bigger and better way.  We cannot do it alone!  We need your support. This pledge drive we need your financial contribution.  If you’ve given before, please give again and add any amount more.  If you’ve never given to KMUZ, now is the time.

We’re Working Hard for You!

*A stronger signal to Salem/Keizer reaching a potential 220,000 more listeners as soon as possible … February 2015?

*New Morning drive time programming starting later this fall:  Ken Cartwright simulcasting from KYAC in Mill City Mon -Thur 6-8am – bringing blue grass and country classics with local newsmaker interviews.

*Willamette Wake-Up with Ken Adams Mon – Thur 8-9am – eclectic music and local news and interviews – starting Sept. 15.

*Pre-election coverage to give you information you need to make informed choices in our local races.  Tune in for candidate interviews & ballot initiative forums including live recorded broadcasts from Salem City Club and League of Women Voters’ events.

As we strive to bring you reliable and valuable information, news and entertainment, please show us your support.  Send in your pledge early – hit the “Make a Donation” button now. Or, call during Pledge Drive and support your favorite show – 503.990.6101.

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KMUZ in the news!

A lovely article about KMUZ recently appeared in the September issue of the Salem Business Journal.  SBJ is a local publication that highlights businesses and people that are influencing change in the Mid-Willamette Valley, and they wanted to showcase KMUZ 88.5 FM this month.  The article describes important current and upcoming activities surrounding your community radio station. Click here to read it (scroll down to the second headline story)!

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Help KMUZ earn donations by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards card!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to KMUZ Community Radio at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (91314).
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping KMUZ earn a donation!
  • You still earn your own Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

KMUZ thanks Fred Meyer for approving our application to receive community awards!

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2014 KMUZ Spring Pledge Drive Results

10365449_10152370970418762_5969187224043335156_oThanks to All of You Who Made This Pledge Drive So Successful!

The KMUZ Governing Board and volunteers are humbled by your generosity. We asked you for $8,850 – more than ever before – and you responded by pledging $9,245 (and counting) by 10:30pm Friday. This, plus two generous matching grant donations put us well over $11,000 – the most successful drive to date.

We heard you loud and clear. You want us to survive and thrive. We will do our best to be loud and clear for you by bringing a translator to Salem-Keizer and letting 200,000 more potential listeners enjoy the independent voice that is KMUZ, your community radio station.

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KMUZ Public Affairs Programming

KMUZ recently unveiled a public affairs program block in which M-F from noon to  2pm KMUZ listeners can hear public affairs programming: from syndicated shows like Alternative Radio to local shows on politics and public affairs, interviews, history, special populations, gardening, health, technology and recycling and more.

165878_297382600365273_1199500517_nThe Forum is a show dedicated to letting you hear lectures, interviews, and forums of public interest to the mid-Willamette Valley. The topics of these recorded events include the environment, public policy, science, and general public affairs.  The Forum: When you can’t be there in person.  Fridays at 1pm. Repeats Sundays at 8am.

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KMUZ License Renewal !

ApprovedKMUZ has received official notice that our FCC license to operate KMUZ at 32 watts ERP (Effective Radiated Power) on 88.5 MHz has been renewed through February 1st, 2022. Reassuringly, no objections were filed against us so now we have government approved to make eight more years of hand-made, local artisan radio in the mid-Willamette Valley. Party on, Garth!

All licenses in a given state expire the same year. Oregon’s year is 2014. We got our original license in 2011. Like all the other Oregon FCC licenses it officially expires Feb 1, 2014. Normally FCC licenses are valid for eight years once you get in sync with the renewal cycle, so now we’re good until 2022. Yahoo!

On behalf of the Willamette Information, News and Entertainment Service (WINES) Board of Directors, THANK YOU to our DJs, off-air volunteers, donors, supporters and ESPECIALLY our listeners.  We do this for YOU!



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Hand-crafted Artisan Radio

Local, independent and non-commercial
Serving the mid-Willamette Valley
88.5 FM and kmuz.org

Voted “Best Radio Station”2012 and 2013!

KMUZ-SummerBrochureInsideWhat is KMUZ?
KMUZ 88.5 FM is a listener-supported, all-volunteer community radio station licensed in Turner, Oregon.  Our signal reaches throughout the mid-Willamette Valley, from Salem to Albany, from Stayton to Monmouth and even includes the Santiam Canyon.  Our mission is to celebrate and connect communities through locally-produced talk shows, information, music, and events.

Who runs this radio station?
KMUZ is 100% local!  Residents of the mid-Willamette Valley are our DJs, program hosts, fundraisers, technicians, and office staff.  This is a grassroots operation that was created to provide a voice for our community. We have a Board of Directors who makes executive decisions that are in the best interest of strengthening our home-grown community station.

What you’ll hear…
KMUZ is a collective of passionate individuals who share their knowledge of music, public affairs, cultural arts and local events.  The diverse program schedule has something for everyone and continues to expand. To discover more about our programs, you can find our schedule on www.kmuz.org.  Tune in to find out why we were voted “Best Radio Station” in a Statesman Journal reader’s poll in 2012 and 2013, our first two years of being on the air!

How you can get involved with KMUZ
Stream online at kmuz.org or tune in to 88.5 FM and you’ll discover your community through radio.  If you’d like to delve in even further and become a KMUZ volunteer, contact us at volunteer@kmuz.org. There is always plenty to do!  Help us with fund raising activities.  Take our training and become a DJ yourself.  Assist with carpentry, maintenance or projects at the station or transmitter site.  Join our tech team and work on our computers and audio equipment.  Help us in the office with administrative tasks. And you can make a tax-deductible donation to support KMUZ on-line or by mail.

We want YOU as part of our radio community!

Sponsoring radio programs
Businesses and organizations can support KMUZ by becoming an underwriter.  Underwriting (sponsoring) is giving a tax-deductible donation in exchange for on-air mentions and a listing on our website.  Show your support for your community station by becoming a KMUZ sponsor!  For more information, email underwriting@kmuz.org.

What services does KMUZ provide?

  • Entertainment through a wide variety of music, with a local focus and music you don’t hear on commercial stations
  • Local event calendar aired twice daily
  • Information through talk shows that cover mid-Valley public affairs and culture
  • Public Service Announcements from area nonprofits and government agencies
  • Business/Organization recognition through sponsorships and underwriting
  • Training to area residents to become engineers, DJs and Program Hosts
  • Promotion of local events via “roving reporters”
  • An opportunity to be a part of this exciting venture with many volunteer opportunities!

For more information contact us:
Website:  kmuz.org
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/kmuz.885.fm
Twitter:  @KMUZ885
Physical address:  245 Division St NE, Suite 300,  Salem, OR
Mailing address: P.O. Box 12038, Salem OR 97309
Office: 503-990-6091
DJ Line: 503-990-6101

For volunteer opportunities:  volunteer@kmuz.org
Find out about sponsoring:  underwriting@kmuz.org
Submit a public service announcement:  psa@kmuz.org
Submit an event for our on-air calendar:  Go to “Submit Your Event
General information:  info@kmuz.org

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