Our Fall pledge drive is upon us once again. And once again we ask for your support. But wait, didn't KMUD just have a pledge drive?
Well, yes, we did: a mini-drive at August's end, which brought us closer to fiscal good health. The five-day Take 5 drive, with a theme (that was new) of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, took in over $30,000 and added 70 new members to the KMUD family. Thank you!
The Fall Drive begins November 11th with a goal of $125,000. It's a tall order, but we hope, not impossible. Just know that the more you give during the silent drive, the faster we reach our goal, and wouldn't it be heavenly to end a pledge-drive early for once!
This drive, one lucky winner will be awarded a prize unlike any other: a Tropical Vacation: just what the doctor ordered to send those winter blues packing. (More info below.) This prize is in addition to other drawings of spectacular gifts, available only to those who send in silent drive donations. Donate online, or print out the entry form and send it in.
We are blessed to have in our community so many worthy organizations that provide so much. KMUD helps by providing them a forum to promote events, accomplish missions, and reach goals. We need you to help us reach our goals, so that we can continue to serve the needs of our Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity, and Del Norte audiences, as well as listeners via Internet around the globe.
Whether or not you can donate dollars, we welcome your creative ideas and your volunteer energy during the Pledge Drive and throughout the year.
KMUD's slogan is to entertain, inform and inspire, but know that YOU inspire more than 100 volunteers at the Mud to bring into your cars, yards, and homes this increasingly unique radio experience. Please renew your support today, and help us to keep bringing the Mud to your ears.
Your friends on the Pledge Drive Committee:
Behr, BR, Cindy Reed, Cynthia, Jack Frybulous, Jeanette, Jimmy, Kerry Morgan, Marianne, Serena, and Simon
KMUD - PO Box 135 - Redway, CA 95560
On Sept. 9, 2013, "Living Legend" Antonia Lamb passed away at home of natural causes in her beloved community of Mendocino. Antonia was the first child of Robert Blick and Marion Heller Blick (Bacon) and was born in New York City, on Oct. 3, 1943. She grew up in New York and Houston with her three siblings and cousin.
She was born questioning the establishment and championed social justice from a very young age. As a teen, she studied dance, wrote science-fiction, sold four novels, discovered that she was psychic, became an astrologer and fell into the Greenwich Village music scene.
After a brief stint in Hollywood as an "astrologer to the stars" in 1971, Antonia headed north to Mendocino in her Oldsmobile to live in a tepee with her two young children. It was there that she became part of a musical/tribal migration of friends. Antonia generously lent her talents and skills to her loved ones and community. She was a mother, sister, daughter, loyal friend, mentor, poet, novelist, editor, publicist, playwright, musician, singer, songwriter, satirist, actress, ballerina, professional photographer, community and planetary activist, radio personality, board member for many nonprofits, astrologer, psychic, scholar of the occult, epicure, world traveler, style icon, humorist and inspiration.
She is survived by her son, Jim Lamb of San Francisco; daughter, Joanna Lamb Looby of Los Angeles; and grandson, Lucky Looby. Her surviving siblings are Martha Collins, Ruth Elliott, Bob Blick, Gus Blick and step-siblings, James Garrott and Glinda Shipley. Also surviving are daughter-in-law, Tammy Loo; son-in-law, Brian Looby; sisters-in-law, Carol Goodwin Blick and Sookie Blick; her nieces and nephews, Christopher Collins, Diana Elliott Cullquipuma, Jon Elliott, Mike Elliott, Lisa Elliott, Stephen Elliot, Annie Elliott, Penelope Hamilton, Amy and Alexander Blick, Jaden Jude and Asher Elliott and Fiona Hamilton. She will be deeply missed by her large circle of chosen family and friends. Antonia is also survived by Norton the Cat, who has found a loving new home with her neighbor.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to KMUD (http://www.kmud.org), P.O. Box 135, Redway, CA 95560, or The Mendocino Coast Children's Fund (http://mccf.info/), P.O. Box 1616 Mendocino, CA 95460.
The first annual celebration of her being will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Caspar Community Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome. Please bring a potluck dish, a memory of Antonia, and a biodegradable offering for a community-built outdoor altar.
Photo from antonialamb.com
Yes, death is king
But life is queen
& when they make love
They make spirals of creation
Let death be king / of that which
While life, our queen, gets on with
the business of being
September 8 or 9, 2013
The KMUDBattle of the Rock Bands
Rock, Alternative, Thrash, Punk, and Hard Core Metal Bands will Battle for the glory and a grand prize of Studio Recording of their future album!
Saturday October 19th 2013
at the Mateel Community Center
Tickets available at KMUD and the door.
KMUD is currently accepting submissions for the 7th annual Battle Of The Rock Bands. Prizes include recording and engineering packages.
Contest is open to thrash, punk, alternative, and metal bands from Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties.
All submissions must be received by September 19th.
The top six finalists will battle it out on the Mateel stage on October 19th.
To enter send a 3 song demo to:
KMUD Battle Of The Rock Bands
P.O. Box 135
Redway, CA 95560
To Pacifica Network listeners,
Thank you listening to Pacifca's exclusive broadcasts of Al Jazeera English and for supporting your local community radio station. It is with great regret that we must report that Al Jazeera English is no longer available for distribution in the USA.
This happened because Current TV was sold to Al Jazeera and with this broadcast network here in the USA, they are creating "Al Jazeera America." This is an entirely different organization, being currently built from former Current TV staff and new hires. All broadcasts of Al Jazeera English will cease in the USA on August 20th.
Pacifica has approached Al Jazeera America about being able to distribute their content for radio, the way we did with Al Jazeera English. However, they are not prepared at this time to discuss this possibility, partly because they are not fully organized and partly because they are working with stricter distribution procedures and are not sure if they will be able to make it available.
The afternoon Al Jazeera edited by Pacifica Radio ceased last month and as of August 20th the morning program will not be available.
As does your local community radio station, Pacifica is ceaselessly looking for ways to bring you excellent news and information. Thank you for listening.
Pacifica Radio Network
August 16, 2013
Interviews from the Press Tent at Reggae on the River 2013, coordinated by KMUD.
Downloadable interviews after the Read more...
KMUD is a proud supporter of the 117th Annual Humboldt County Fair, August 14-25, at the County Fairgrounds in Ferndale. Celebrating a Tradition of Agriculture, the Fair features exhibits and horse racing, with entertainment and food vendors. Join KMUD radio LIVE from the Humboldt County Fair ALL DAY on Saturday, August 17th. Tune in, or maybe we'll see you there!
Disabilities can be temporary or permanent; they can happen instantly or gradually. There are a variety of services and programs available for persons with disabilities, and a new Community Disability Resource Guide has been developed by Tri-County independent Living with up to date contact information.
"Our staff developed this booklet partially based on information and questions we receive from people who call our office," Tri-County Independent Living Executive Director Chris Jones said. "Now the contact information to get answers to many disability-related questions can be found in one place," she added, referring to the new Community Disability Resource Guide.
The 12-page Guide provides contact information for a variety of disability-related services and programs, including sections about caregivers, children with disabilities, educational opportunities, equipment to help with mobility, legal services, medical care, service/companion animals, transportation, and veterans services. It is written in 14-point font making it accessible for the vision-impaired.
"The alphabetical guide to services, programs, and resources is designed to assist persons who have disability-related questions about what is available," Jones said. These questions may come from the person with a disability, a caregiver, family member, or friend.
Hard copies of the Community Disability Resource Guide are available at the Tri-County Independent Living office, 2822 Harris Street in Eureka. The Guide can also be downloaded in PDF format from the Tri-County Independent Living website www.tilinet.org. Click the information tab on the home page, then look under the download section on the right hand side of the page.
Call (707) 445-8404 for more information.
The County of Humboldt is inviting citizens to participate in a series of meetings this summer on the 2014 Housing Element Update. The purpose of the meetings will be to get input on the draft Housing Element, which analyzes existing and projected housing needs, prior to taking it to the Planning Commission. The County intends each of these meetings to be brainstorming sessions, which will begin to lay the foundation of the draft Housing Element.
The following are some questions to be discussed at the meetings:
- What are your ideas for housing policy changes?
- How can we encourage housing development into the future?
- What could we do to make second units more feasible?
- Are there incentives the County should put into place to help create housing in commercial areas?
Meeting Sites and Times
|Prosperity Center, 520 E Street, Eureka||Southern Humboldt (Location TBD)|
|July 24 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Aug. 14 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sept. 4 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
|Aug. 28 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (tentative)
*The County will give two week's notice once a site and time is determined
The meeting agendas and discussion materials will be sent out one week ahead of time. Background information that will be covered in the meetings includes the following:
- Overview of Housing Element Update timeline and process
- Updated 2010 data and information
- Updated State Laws – four new in 2012
- Proposed updated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) numbers
- Proposed updated land inventory, adding rural residential
- Martin Slough Interceptor Schedule
- Phase II Affordable Housing – add in all proposed Multi-Family sites
If you have questions you may contact Michael Richardson at 707-268-3723, mrichardson -at- co.humboldt.ca.us, or Paula Mushrush:pmushrush -at- co.humboldt.ca.us.
Thank you for the wonderful support we've received during our five day pledge drive! Thanks to our listeners for the great response to our idea of a short, focused, and informative pledge drive. As of Friday night, August 30, KMUD has received pledges and donations totalling over $30,000. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped by answering phones, bringing meals, and giving general support to a hard working staff. Thanks to all the programmers who stepped up to create topical shows. Thanks to the many businesses who donated gift certificates and other items we could use as incentives for listeners. It really does take a whole community to keep our community radio station going!