The Humboldt Wine Association
is proud to offer 100% local wine as part of
KMUD's Signal Upgrade
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
on Valentines Day weekend,
Saturday February 16th,
at: Portuguese Hall Arcata,
located at:1185 11th St., Arcata.
Tickets are $25.00 presale and
$30.00 at the door.
Night Shade Presents:
Come on out for an evening of glitchy dance music at the Mateel Community Center.
This Friday, January 25!
The first in a series of benefits for KMUD - Redwood Community Radio during the New World Age starting in 2013.
And now, a Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs
with thanks to boingboing.net
Tibetan Rug donated by Himalayan Rug Traders, 529 Second Street, Eureka, California, 95501.
The rug depicts a Golden Dragon flying throught the clouds, a protective symbol. It is 3x6 feet in size, 100 knots per inch.
This hand-knotted wool rug was made by a Tibetan weaver in Kathmandu, Nepal. Himalayan sheep wool has a high lanolin content which makes the rug very soft and naturally repels stains. The dyes are color-fast and the rug can be washed with soap and water. These rugs are made to last a lifetime.
Every pledge today will be entered in a raffle for this rug. As soon as $5,000 are reached, the The raffle drawing will be held this afternoon at 5 pm. Donation is welcome but not necessary to be entered in the raffle. Call (707) 923-3911 or (800)568-3723, or pledge online now.
Election Coverage on KMUD
This Tuesday, November 6, 2012, KMUD once again teams up with Access Humboldt to bring you election results and discussion. From 8 to 11 pm KMUD will be sending a video stream from studio B the will show on Channel 11 on the Suddenlink cable system. Unfortunately Access Humboldt is not able to make a video stream available on the internet.
KMUD and Dancing Dog Productions will be holding a benefit at the Mateel Community Center on November 18th 2012!
The David Nelson Band!
The David Nelson Band has been recording and performing around the country since 1994. Their broad musical palette spans the Almost Acoustic style that Nelson played with Jerry Garcia, through roots rock n' roll, and psychedelic country-rock.
The doors open at 5pm. Opening musician Tony Nester will kick off the night!
Tickets are $30, and $35 at the door, they are available at Mateel.org, and Brown Paper Tickets.com, also you can buy them in person at Redway Liquor. Please call the KMUD office 923-2513 with questions.
There will be food, drinks and plenty of dancing! Please join us!
All ages welcome,12 and under free with paying adult.
KMUD and the Mateel Will Host the 2012 Holloween Boogie, Saturday, October 27 at the Mateel Community Center
On Saturday, October 27th the Mateel Community Center and KMUD Radio will host the 2012 Halloween Boogie at the Mateel in Redway. One of the most rockin’ parties of the year, the Halloween Boogie always attracts a crazy cast of characters in costume and therefore a costume contest is a must! Winners are chosen from several categories among those decked out in their Halloween best. This year’s Boogie, will feature Diego’s Umbrella, Monkey and Candelaria, three very talented favorites of the Mateel’s 2012 Summer Arts & Music Festival.
There are two kinds of music fans in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who soon will. Celebrated as San Francisco's Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, they effortlessly blend harmonized shredding, marching drums, and gang choruses with an energy, fire and a refinement that reflects their years of experience on the road in the U.S. and Europe. The group's uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a breathless and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe. It’s that connection with other cultures, they say, that continually informs their aesthetic, a mix of klezmer, flamenco and punk rock all blended to pop perfection.
Monkey, is a 6 piece high-energy organ driven, Ska/Reggae group, whose intense live shows and rock-steady rhythms never fail to get the crowd dancing wherever they go. The group has won several awards, including the prestigious California Music Award. Monkey has toured the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, Mexico and Japan. While constantly recording and touring, performing over 200 shows per year, Monkey has produced 3 full-length albums, and has also been featured on over 25 compilations, video games and film soundtracks, including the new independent horror-comedy Russ Meyer tribute “Pervert the Movie” on Stag Films. They are currently working on their Japanese release, “Monkeyska” (Disc Union Ltd).
Candelaria, with their unique blend of dub studio techniques and reggae style bass lines applied to traditional cumbia and other Colombian rhythms, has created dance music with electronic sensibilities and a live feel that keeps the dance floor hot and the party moving. Independent and cutting edge, Candelaria resists the trend of computer driven programmed beats and effects and has actually gone the opposite direction. All of their music, as well as recordings, are performed live and all effects are done in real time. Candelaria is at the forefront of the global cumbia movement with present and past members from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, Malaysia, and Peru, Candelaria reflects many cultures and the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Start planning your costume now! But with or without a costume, don’t miss this year’s Halloween Boogie at the Mateel Community Center with three of the hottest dance bands around, Diego’s Umbrella, Monkey and Candelaria! Doors open at 7pm. Beer, wine and snacks will be available. Tickets will be available in advance at the usual outlets_$23 in advance, and $25 at the door and online at Mateel.org. For more information call KMUD at 923-2513 or Mateel at 923-3368 or visit websites at KMUD.org or Mateel.org.
Tickets for Basstoberfest are now available at in ticketing
KMUD has teamed up with the Center for Car Donations to provide a way for supporters to donate an unwanted vehicle, raise funds for Redwood Community Radio, and get a tax receipt for their donation.
It's simple, too. All you have to do is call 877-411-DONATE, (877-411-3662) to see if your vehicle qualifies. You may also use the handy online form below, and you'll be contacted within 24 hours.
Tax receipts are for the year in which the car was donated. Donations can be made any time. More information is available by calling 877-411-DONATE.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions
Does my car have to be running?
Not always. It does have to have an engine and be towable. It varies from state to state and depends upon the year, make, and model of the vehicle. Sometimes if the cost to transport a vehicle will cost more than what it will bring at auction, it may be declined. Call our toll free line to find out if your vehicle qualifies.
Does my car have to be registered?
No, but you must be the legal titleholder.
What if I lost the title?
You must obtain the title prior to donating it. Contact your local DMV to obtain a duplicate title.
Where do I sign my title?
Our driver will instruct you of the proper place to sign your title. You may have to sign a power of attorney authorizing us to transfer it. Our driver will let you know what is required or call our toll free number, 877-411-DONATE (3662) to speak our representative.
What kind of paperwork will I receive?
You will receive a tow receipt when the vehicle is picked up. Thirty days after the vehicle is sold, you will receive an acknowledgement. If your vehicle sells for OVER $500 you will receive IRS Form 1098 B & C.
How much can I take for my donation?
Effective 2005, if the value of the vehicle is over $500, the taxpayer is limited to deduct the amount for which the vehicle sold. In such a case you will receive a Form 1098 B & C within 30 days of sale. If the vehicle sells for under $500 you will not receive IRS forms as you are not required to file them for vehicle donations up to $500. Please consult your tax advisor to determine your benefit or for additional information, visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-05-44.pdf .
What will happen to my vehicle?
Your vehicle will be picked up by one of our courteous drivers and sold at auction. Cars are usually sold within 30 days of pick up. Some vehicles may take longer.
Is there a tow fee?
No. If you are out of our towing range, we can offer you the option to drop the vehicle off at our auction house at your convenience.
Are all cars sold at auction?
No. Occasionally, cars that are donated do not sell at auction. In those cases, the vehicles are sold for scrap metal.
Will I be notified when it sells?
Yes. If the vehicle sells for over $500 you will receive IRS Form 1098 B & C. If not, you will simply receive an acknowledgement as required by the IRS.
How soon can my vehicle be picked up?
Vehicles are picked up at a time that is convenient for you. Our representative will take all pertinent information regarding your donation, and forward it to our tow company. They will call you within 24 hours to set up an appointment. If you have not been called within 24 hours, please call 877-411-3662.
What vehicles do you accept?
We take cars, boats (if they are on a trailer), motor homes, trucks, motorcycles (if they are operational), farm equipment, and recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, jet ski, etc.) Call our representative to find out if your vehicle qualifies.
There are several great reasons, like:
1. You don't want to worry about selling your vehicle.
2. It is too expensive to repair your vehicle.
3. You don't trust your car to be safe on the road.
4. You need a tax write-off.
But the most important reason is that your donation will help us continue to bring you the radio programs you love and depend on!
photo by Simon Frech
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KMUD Bylaw Amendment Proposals
Underlined words are proposed new language; stricken words are language proposed for deletion (except for Proposal #5, where existing and new language are presented).
Proposal #1) State law requires elected reps on boards to be removed from the board (when necessary) by a recall election by those who elected them, with very few exceptions. These exceptions all involve attendance problems or court actions. Years ago the Board created a Recall Policy that provides for this, but the Bylaws still state that the Board could vote off any Board member. That would be illegal, for those board members elected by Members or Programmers. Therefore we propose this revision:
Article VIII. Vacancies and Replacement of Board Members
Section 3. A two-thirds majority vote of the full Board is necessary for removal of any Board member from a Board Officer position, or of any Board member for attendance reasons as stated above, or of any Board-elected Board member.
Section 4. With very few exceptions (see SECTION 1 ABOVE AND California Corporations Code Section 5221, which specifies certain court actions which can be cause for removal), removal of a Director elected by the Members or Programmers can only be done through a recall election. Such a rRecall election of a Board members by the constituency represented shall be conducted allowed within 30 days of receipt of a petition by the Board Secretary, signed by 25% of the programmers or 10% of general members, requesting the recall of one or more of the current directors. A committee of three Board members whose recall is not being sought shall be appointed to oversee the recall and subsequent election of a new representative. (See Policy Manual.)
Proposal #2) This change is non-substantive. It attempts to clear up the confusion the Board encountered last fall over the meaning here of “constituency” when referring to the Board-elected seats: these Board members do not “represent the interests of” the Board members. So we’ve eliminated the word “constituency” in favor of “appropriate electors.”
Article VIII, Section 5. If any Director’s seat is vacated with one year or less remaining in that term, the Board shall appoint a replacement. If any Director’s seat is vacated with more than one year remaining in that term, there shall be a special election by the constituency represented.appropriate electors (which, for the Board-elected category, means the Board).
Proposal #3) This change is substantive, but only adds language that already governed the Board in this regard. It puts Article X in conformity with California Corporations Code Section 5150:
Article X. Amendments and Ratifications
Section 1. Amendments to the By-Laws or Articles of Incorporation shall be presented to the Board at a regular meeting, to be voted on at the next regular meeting. which adversely affect the voting rights of Members or Programmers must, after a ballot is approved by the Board, be voted for by a majority of the voters of that constituency who return their ballots.
Section 2. All other amendments to the By-Laws or Articles of Incorporation shall be presented to the Board on the agenda at a two consecutive regular Board meetings, to be voted on at the next regular meeting.shall be ratified when and voted on at both meetings, and at subsequent meetings if not resolved by the second meeting. They must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board.
Proposal #4) This change is slightly substantive. It brings the section up-to-date with the station’s current practice, namely changing the name of the CABs (formerly called Community Advisory Councils, CACs) in line with CPB usage, and allowing for more than one regional CAB. And it corrects the source of the requirement for a CAB.
Article XIII. Community Advisory Committee Boards
Section 1. One or more A Community Advisory Boards Committee for this corporation shall be appointed and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. state law. The President shall appoint CAB members, the committee, subject to the approval of the Board.
Proposal #5) The main purpose of these changes is to clearly state that Programmers who are also Members may vote in both elections. Almost everyone we have asked has stated that this is how it has been done for many years. We’ve never heard of a process where the membership list was edited to remove Programmers before ballots were sent out. Ballots were definitely sent to programmers in the Members’ Election in 2001. So if we were to change this practice, the programmers would need to approve that change by majority vote. It’s important that the bylaws be made unambiguous about this.
Attorney Michael Veiluva of Walnut Creek verified that there is no law preventing us from defining our governance system in this way, with overlapping sets of voters for board members.
We also propose removing the phrase “All members have the same rights and privileges.” It’s not true – some Members are board members, for example. We define in the bylaws the rights and privileges Members receive – voting.
Proposed new language (existing language appears below):
Article II. Membership
Section 1. RCR is a membership-based organization. A “Member” is any real person who has paid at least the basic or sliding scale annual fee, or completed an approved exchange of service in lieu of fees. The Board of Directors shall determine the dollar amounts associated with the various categories of Membership. Each Member is entitled to one vote in Member elections.
Section 2. Members who are also Programmers are entitled to vote in both Member elections and Programmer elections.
Section 3. No Member shall have any right, title, or interest in any of the property or assets of RCR, nor shall such property or assets be distributed to any Member upon dissolution of the corporation.
(And, throughout the Bylaws we propose to capitalize Member and Programmer when they are used according to the bylaw definitions of these words. This will help a LOT. We’ve also received the good suggestion that we always use “Director” instead of “Board member” so we propose that to the Board as well.)
Article II. Membership
Section 1. RCR is a membership-based organization. A “member” is any real person who has pledged to support KMUD and paid at least the basic or sliding scale annual fee, or completed an approved exchange of service in lieu of fees. The Board of Directors shall determine the various categories of membership. Each member is entitled to one vote in Member elections. All members have the same rights and privileges.
Section 2. No member shall have any right, title, or interest in any of the property or assets of RCR, nor shall such property or assets be distributed to any member upon dissolution of the corporation.
05/18/12 proposal from Policy Committee (same proposals, with language slightly improved, as were made in June 2011). Minor corrections made 9/19/2012.