KMUZ News – Growth and Vibrancy

On the air more than five years. Roots penetrating and embracing the community.

More and more people say they’ve heard of KMUZ and are listening. Our popular podcasts have had over 50,000 downloads! And, we’re financially solvent. All signs of growth & vibrancy.

Here’s the latest: Upcoming Pledge Drive, New Partnership with the Oregon Black Pioneers and Program Changes.

Pledge Drive – Sat. Feb 11th through Fri. Feb 17th

This is where you show your love for this on-going project that brings local information and entertainment to your home, office or car.

While, still all volunteer, we need over $4,000 a month to pay our monthly bills. Donate anytime online ( or call during the drive (503.990.6101) between 8am-10pm.

Our thank you gift to those who give $50 or more during the drive will be a KMUZ thumb drive or mug. But everyone gets a piece of art as a thank you for contributing to community radio.

Oregon Black Pioneers & KMUZ Partnership

George Fletcher

During February, we are recognizing Black History Month with short biographies of (mostly Oregon) African Americans who shape our history. With the permission and support from Oregon Black Pioneers, you will hear from and about Jim Hill, Kathryn Bogle, Ida Wells, Shirley Chisholm and many more at various times during the broadcast day. Look for posts on KMUZ FB page, too.

Program Changes

Shows Leaving: Award-winning Teacher Talk is taking a hiatus. Program host Deanne Bass is still on the governing board and may return with more stories from the classroom in the future.
Geekly Update, Sunday afternoon’s entertainment and technology review, has also run its course…for now. You never know how this team of geeks may morph in the future.
New Show: Aging in the Willamette Valley, with John Hughes, explores the topic of eldercare through interviews with professionals in the field. Tuesdays at noon. Repeats 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 8 am.

Michael Rose

New Hosts: Willamette Wake Up airs Mon – Fri, 8 to 9 am, bringing news, information and interviews about local civic affairs. Michael Rose, a former Statesman Journal reporter, joined the team. First and third Fridays he will cover Polk County. Mondays, during the legislative session, Jan Margosian and Cindy Condon will delve deep into select public policy issues. This segment will start later in February.

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