16June2019

NEWS ABOUT KMUD
KMUD / Redwood Community Radio wants to thank the community for coming out to participate in our annual Members Meeting and Appreciation Party on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Mateel. Both the meeting and the party were well attended and a very productive exchange of information took place concerning KMUD’s current status, including the station’s stable financial position entering 2019.
Many thanks to many, many individuals and businesses for their help. The Mateel Community Center, Lagunitas Brewery, Humboldt Distillery, Redway Liquors, and the Lost Frenchman are among the businesses that provided welcome contributions. Babette Bach and her kitchen crew— Scott, Varga, Vicki, Jamie, Lynn, Maureen,  Dave, Katy, George, Kathy, and Emily—spent hours putting together a veritable feast.  Bob Froehlich put great effort  getting the bar together with help from Barbara, Duff and Shaka.
Thanks also to Bobby G for helping with the Appreciation Awards Ceremony, Gardner and Lauren for managing the rousing Name That Tune contest and Ian, Dennis and Noel for providing the party music.  Also a big thanks to Jama Chaplin for helping coordinate the event. Lots of others contributed and there is always the danger of leaving people out, but mainly the KMUD Board wants to thank the community for your continued support of this valuable resource.  
Sincerely, Jimmy Durchslag, President
KMUD Board of Directors    
 
 
And here are the awards handed out this year:
Talk Show Engineers:
Excellent Service: Daralee Fallin, Nico Garreton, BR Graham, Margaret Lewis, Tanya Lynne, Dennis Maher
Longtime Engineering Service: Eric Allen, Garth Epling, Simon Frech, Eric Johnston, Jordan Jumpshot, Larry Lashley, Michael McKaskle, George Monroe
Volunteers: Lois Cordova, Jack Flaws, Barbara Froehlich, Zac Gonzalez, Lynn Harrington, Jordan Jumpshot, Margaret Lewis, Noel Soucy 
Volunteer of the Year: Johnny Why
 
Programming:
Music Show Honorable Mentions: The Beat Drop, Global Vibe, Latino America Sonando, Mixed Greens, Rankin’ Reggae, Spirit of Rock n’ Roll, World Beat Show
Music Show Favorites: It’s All About the Music, Mudlark in the Morning
Music Show of the Year: Da Coconut Wireless
Talk Show Honorable Mentions: Heart of the Earth, Environment Show, Living with Your Dog, Politically Correct Week in Review, Thank Jah
Talk Show Favorites: All Things Reconsidered, Cannabis Show, Eurobureau, Thinking Clearly
Talk Show of the Year: Monday Morning Magazine 
Inspiring Programmers Honorable Mention: Eddie Barker, Jomama, Littlerock,  Sydney Morrone, Johnny Why
Inspiring Programmers: Ed Denson, Agnes Patak
Programmer of the Year: Jordan Jumpshot
 
Special Awards:
Financial Guru: Sarah Starck
Lifetime Achievement: Cynthia Click
 
See downloadable pdf below (under Download Attachments)
KMUD Station Manager 
 
Community radio station KMUD in Redway, CA, redwood country, seeks Station Manager responsible for the overall management of the station with a $500,000 annual budget. Successful candidate will work in collaboration and cooperation with the staff, independent contractors, the Board of Directors, volunteers and membership. This is a 32 hour per week position.
 
Position emphasizes teamwork and consensus building in decision making and all aspects of staff coordination. Make and implement decisions regarding the operation of the station including personnel, contracts, legal requirements, finance, and maintenance. Implement hiring and firing, training and annual evaluation of paid staff. Provide support and information to the Board of Directors and its committees, including Finance, Development, and Policy. Hold regular meetings with staff and contractors as well as plan board and staff meetings and trainings. Responsible for overseeing outreach and promotion of KMUD, its programs and events, including: public speaking, press releases and advertising in all appropriate media, and production of program guides, newsletters and website.
 
Overall responsibility, in collaboration with paid staff and volunteers, for the financial affairs of the station, including development, grants, the annual audit required by CPB, bookkeeping, underwriting, budgeting, purchasing, sales and any other relevant financial matters.
 
Work collaboratively with financial staff and Board Treasurer to prepare timely and accurate financial reports required by the Board of Directors, local, state and federal agencies, and by lending and grant-making institutions. Prepare a draft annual budget, working with the Finance Committee.
 
Oversee the coordination of all fundraising and outreach activities including grants. Oversee membership drives in coordination with the Membership Drive Committee.
 
Qualifications: 
Required:
 
Management experience.
 
Ability to understand and manage a budget (spending within budget) and familiarity with non-profit accounting principles.
 
Experience working with a board of directors.
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse group.
Strong skills in fundraising and financial management. Commitment to community.
 
Preferred:
 
Three years broadcast management experience. Working knowledge of FCC regulations. Degree in mass communications or related field.
 
Understanding of broadcast production, webcasting, regulations and marketing.
 
Experience as a board member. Familiarity with financial databases and office software. Familiarity with social media.
 
Pay Range: hourly wage commensurate with experience.
 
Full job description at: kmud.org
Submit resume and three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30, 2019.
 

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Storms on April 11 are the cause of signal impairment for Redwood Community Radio’s KLAI (90.3 FM).
 Update May 3, 2017
On Tuesday, May 2nd professional climbers from Six Rivers Communications in Eureka installed a signal antenna to restore service to much of the area served by the original antenna array. Due to the nature of the temporary antenna the signal is not quite as strong and will not reach as far as before the damage occurred. We are working with our consulting engineer on a permanent replacement that will restore full service, and will last for years to come.
 
Update 4/28/2017
We're looking at Tuesday, May 2 to mount a temporary antenna. Weather forecast looks good, and highway 101 should be open by then.
 
Update 4/26/2017
Highway 101 is closed again, so a repair crew won't be able to get to the transmitter site. Replacing the antenna is a high priority, and may happen as soon as the highway opens, except on the weekend, due to increased (overtime) cost for the tower climbers. We're hoping for Friday or Monday.
Update 4/24/2017
Depending on road and weather conditions a temporary antenna will be installed on Thursday, April 27. The signal will not be as strong as with the original antenna array, but at least there will be a signal.
 
Strong winds had broken off one antenna completely, and severely damaged a second one, making it non-functional. The antennas were part of a three antenna array that serves Northern Mendocino and parts of Southern Humboldt county. They’re installed on a tower high atop Cahto Peak west of Laytonville.
 
KLAI is a repeater for KMUD, the non-commercial station licensed to Garberville. KMUD started broadcasting in 1987, and KLAI started as a low power translator, financed and installed largely by volunteers in the early 1990s.
 
The installation also transmits Radio Bilingue, a non-commercial radio network based in Fresno, California, on their station KVUH, 88.5 FM. The two radio stations share equipment and an antenna array. Radio Bilingue has programs in Spanish and English, music and news. The two organizations jointly installed the equipment in 2006, at the same time increasing the KLAI signal to 500 watts, and KVUH to 1,000 watts.
 

 

KMUD provides daily local and regional news at 6 pm, and call-in talk shows six days a week and a vast range of music. Community support is critical to keep both stations on the air.
 
 The stations will be reinstalling antennas as soon as possible. It may take several weeks for equipment to arrive and for the weather to be sunny and calm enough for tower climbers to complete their work. 
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For more information see http://kmud.org and http://radiobilingue.org. Both stations also broadcast on the internet.
 
Top photo: Antenna broke and fell to the ground.
Middle photo: Tower site on April 15, 2017
Bottom photo: Tower on September 15, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
Three KMUD shows are switching places starting Monday, June 15th.      
Classical Spectrum with Margaret Lewis, currently airing at 3 pm will be moving to 10 am to noon.
Club Mud and Music Junkie Support Group, currently airing at 10 am will now be heard 1 to 3 pm
Meanwhile, Fat Mud and Tubby Tunes, currently airing at 1 pm will now be heard 3 to 5:30 pm.
We welcome your comments about our programming, please email comments -at- kmud dot org or call (707) 932-5091.

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KMUD Block Party May 162015

KMUD Block Party May 16th, 2015 Musical Lineup

 
12:00 – 12:45 Paul Smolinger's Kids / Sarah Torres
 1:00 – 1:45 Gardner's Band / Bud Rogers
 2:00 – 2:45 Town Square Review
 3:00 – 3:45 Gary Stewart / Lyne Einwechter
 4:00 – 4:45 April Moore and the Ranch Party Band
 5:00 – 5:45 Darryl Cherney and friends
 6:00 – 6:45 Peter Childs and Chris McCurdy
 7:00 – 7:45 Three Legged Dog
 8:00 – 8:45 Marjo Wilson Band
 9:00 – 9:45 Mimur
 10:00 – 10:45 The Ultra Secret Organization of the Good Guys

We love volunteers!

KMUD has been relying on volunteers for most of its programs, and for much of the operation for its over 27 year history. On January 17, KMUD held its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Celebration Party at

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Tickets at inticketing.com

Hip Hop Harvest MC Competition 11/1/2014 
Ft. Talib Kweli
Hosted by Kelley Mak

Official Rules and Guidelines

 
Please submit your 15-minute track (s) digitally to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Box 135 Redway CA 95560 by midnight October 15th 2014.
After October 15th a group of 6 music industry professionals/ promotors will review submissions and pick the top 4-6 groups to perform a 30-45 minute set on the night of show November 1st at the Mateel Community Center.
The audience will vote for their favorite act in a fair and regulated way that will be counted through a 3rd party group. 
The top two performers will be identified and will flip a coin for who will perform first, then they will chose which format they will battle in (spoken word, rap, battle, beats/ no beats etc), then free style battle until either a single opponent is lyrically destroyed or the 10 minute bell rings and the crowd will chose the winner by an applause meter.
Any disagreements or presentational disputes will be settled by the ultimate judge; Talib Kweli.
 
 
More structural detail:
 
Kelley Mak will host the entire competition, performers will meet and greet with her pre-show during sound check, during this time we encourage you to let her know any promotional highlights you may want to present during the event.
 
Light & sound needs should be submitted to KMUD with enough lead time for the technicians to ensure proper follow through for the performers individual artistic representation for the night of show. Performers are encouraged to treat this like a professional show, by creating sharp practiced sets, constructing other entertainment showcases such as image projections, dancers, lights lazers or other effects.
 
Each participating group will be given access to the event for group members only, no guest passes will be given, due to the competeive nature of the event.
 
Particiapants who submit mixes/ tracks who are not chosen to compete in the event will be given 2 complimentry tickets.
Patrons entering the event will be given a strip of tickets equal to the amount of performances left to make the stage.
For example:
6 performers left to perform= patron will receive 6 tickets to vote with
3 performers left to perform= patron will receive 3 tickets to vote with
1 performer left to perform= patron will receive 1 ticket to vote with
 
Performers will draw straws for stage line up on the night of show.
 
A representative of the Mateel Community Center will count the votes; the Mateel Community Center is not involved in this event.
 
Thank you.
For more information please call 707-923-2513
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Our Mission and Vision

Vision Statement: Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all human and other living species on earth move toward higher quality of life and are able to survive the challenges in the times ahead.

Mission Statement: Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.

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