Join us for a busy spring ahead…

KMUZ is spreading its wings wide with three major events in May.  Hope you participate in one or all!

May 10:  Off Center Reunion and KMUZ Community party.
The event is a reunion of patrons of the Off Center Cafe – a restaurant that served Salem for 35 years – where 100s of people came for good food, good company and community connection. While the restaurant is gone, the community is not. And former co-owner, Ruth Hudgens, is reuniting that community and merging it with the growing community that is KMUZ.

Be part of this eclectic community by joining us on Saturday May 10, 5pm til ???, at Salem Heights Hall (3505 Liberty S.) A $10 suggested donation gets you food, beverages, music & dancing (Rood Noises) and a silent auction.  Feel free to bring your own beverage and a dish to share. After all, this is a community event!  Check out the Face Book event Page!

May 17-23:  Spring Pledge Drive
KMUZ gets most of its funding from you the listeners!  We do this three times a year to keep the local music and talk coming.  Tune in regularly and hear your favorite program hosts giving you their best show ever.  And don’t forget to call 503.990.6101 to pledge your thanks for local, independent radio.KMUZT-SHIRT002-72PPI

And let us thank you with our new 2014 KMUZ T-shirt premium or Local Roots CD showcasing musicians from the North West.



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May 31:  Local Roots CD Release Party.
KMUZ’s own Robert Richter, host of Local Roots, Sundays 7-9 pm produced a Local Roots CD Compilation showcasing some of the North West’s finest musicians.  Join us to hear some of these artists live at the CD Release Party Saturday May 31 at 7:30pm at Level B Theater in Salem. For  $10 you get entry into the event and a free Local Roots CD.   For more information, check out the Face Book event page!

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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

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  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 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 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

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:
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:
Find out about sponsoring:
Submit a public service announcement:
Submit an event for our on-air calendar:  Go to “Submit Your Event
General information:

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