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


Himalayan Rug

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.


As seen on TVElection 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

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Mission Statement:  Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life and are able to survive challenges in the time ahead.
Vision:  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.
Proposed Agenda
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
June 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
 Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice, Garberville CA
I. Call to order Opening comments from the President; meeting ground rules.
II. Roll call
BOARD-APPOINTED: Mark Marchese, Correspondence Secretary Christine Doyka, behr
MEMBER REPS: Secretary Rob Bier, Vice President Sarah Starck, Treasurer Sarah Scudder
PROGRAMMER REPS:  President Jimmy Durchslag, Zac Gonzales, Eden Goldberg
III. Approval of April and May minutes
IV. Approval of agenda
V. Open time (Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed five minutes.)
VI. Consent calendar
A. 5.5.3 Staff lunches shall be unpaid.  [This is the entirety of the proposed policy.]
VII. Management report
VIII. Finance committee report
IX. Old business
A. Board orientation
B. Employee handbook
C. Committee memberships
X. New business
A. Listing votes by name in minutes
B. Contractors
C. Gift acceptance policy (please see attachment)
XI. Committee reports
A. Programmer representatives
B. Member representatives
C. Community Advisory Board (CAB) – Siena Klein
D. Correspondence Secretary – Doyka
E. Development – Durchslag
F. Pledge Drive – behr
G. Policy – Bier
H. Mediation – Doyka
XII. Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
Board of Directors 2nd Monday, 2:00 pm, Hospice
Policy 3rd Wednesday, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Executive 3rd Wednesday, 12:00 pm, Calico’s upstairs
Finance 4th Tuesday, 1:00 pm
Development 4th Tuesday, 3:00 pm
XIII. Closed session – Personnel
A. Employees
B. Board service
Item X.C
Gift Acceptance Policy
The purpose of this statement is to articulate the policies of Redwood Community Radio (KMUD) concerning the acceptance of charitable gifts.
RCR accepts donations of cash or publicly-traded securities.  For other types of gifts, RCR will accept them on a case-by-case basis as outlined in the following. Our guiding principles behind accepting gifts are that they:
Must not come with financial or legal liabilities to the station;
Must not violate our mission, vision or bylaws.
Certain gifts must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special obligations or liabilities they may pose on Redwood Community Radio.  These include real property, personal property, in-kind gifts, non-liquid securities, and contributions whose sources are not transparent or whose use is restricted in some manner.
Gifts of in-kind services will be accepted at the discretion of KMUD staff and management.
Gifts in Memoriam
In the event donations are made to Redwood Community Radio in memory of someone, that money shall be considered general operating funds unless restricted otherwise. 
Donor Advisory
Redwood Community Radio does not provide legal, financial, tax compliance or other professional advice to donors.  While staff may provide Redwood Community Radio with gift illustrations and marketing collateral, donors will be advised in writing to seek the assistance of their own legal counsel or other professional advisors in matters relating to the legal, tax and estate planning consequences of a proposed gift to RCR.
Redwood Community Radio, its staff and representatives shall endeavor to assist donors in accomplishing their philanthropic objectives in providing support to the station.  Information concerning all transactions between a donor and RCR shall be held by the station in confidence.  Redwood Community Radio shall respect the wishes of donors wishing to support the station anonymously and shall take reasonable steps to safeguard those donors’ identities.
Redwood Community Radio will provide to donors acknowledgments that meet IRS substantiation requirements for property received by a charity as a gift.  However, except for gifts of cash and publicly traded securities, no value shall be ascribed to any receipt or other form of substantiation of a gift received by Redwood Community Radio.
1. Cash donations of any description may be bequeathed to Redwood Community Radio by a clause in the donor’s will or by a codicil added to the will.  The donor using this method retains full control and use of the asset during their lifetime.  They may alter or revoke their bequest at any time.
2. At the time of the donor’s death, the bequest qualifies as a charitable deduction for estate tax purposes.  The bequest may not, however, provide the donor with any tax advantages during their lifetime, nor may it provide an assured income for donors or their beneficiaries, as other plans might.
3. Unless specifically restricted, the RCR Finance Committee shall recommend the use of funds to the Board.
a. A general-purpose guideline would be to allocate bequests in such a way that:  1/3 is designated for special projects (not operating) that have already been prioritized (e.g., emergency broadcast equipment, building repairs, etc.); 1/3 is designated for equipment repair and replacement, and 1/3 is designated for reserves.
b. Care should be taken in assessing RCR’s financial needs and how a bequest may best serve them.  Gifts should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Life Income Gifts
Through RCR’s endowment with the Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF), RCR can accept and enter into a number of life income gift arrangements.
1. A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a contract (not a "trust") under which a charity, in return for a transfer of cash, marketable securities or other assets, agrees to pay a fixed amount of money to one or two individuals for their lifetime.  The remainder is then designated for RCR’s endowment. 
a. This plan shall be administered by and arranged by the Humboldt Area Foundation.
b. The minimum gift accepted for this program is $25,000, and the minimum age of the annuitant is 60.  A deferred CGA may be set up for a participant aged 55 years or older.
2. A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is a trust that provides for a specified distribution, at least annually, to at least one income recipient – not a charity – for a period specified in the trust instrument, with the remainder interest paid to at least one charitable beneficiary.  For HAF to serve as trustee, 50 percent of the charitable remainder value must be designated to RCR to add to its existing endowment.  The remaining 50 percent may be directly distributed to RCR.
a. This plan shall be administered by and arranged by the Humboldt Area Foundation.
b. The minimum gift accepted for this program is $100,000, and the minimum age of the beneficiary is 55 years or older.
Planned and Deferred Gifts
1. Official acceptance of all planned and deferred gifts will be made by the Board, based upon the recommendations of the station manager and the Finance and Development Committees.  Only those gifts which are in conformity with the needs of Redwood Community Radio will be accepted. 
2. Redwood Community Radio reserves the right to refuse any gift that is judged to be inconsistent with RCR’s needs or for which the station’s resources are too limited to administer properly.  In addition, only those gifts are to be accepted from which disbursements are to be made on a nondiscriminatory basis in conformance with Redwood Community Radio’s diversity and affirmative action practices.
3. Before making a decision, Redwood Community Radio may consult with advisors at the Humboldt Area Foundation as to the viability of any gift.
RCR accepts gifts on the basis that the primary benefit is to the station rather than to the donor.  Acceptance of gifts that name RCR as trustee or that require RCR to act in any fiduciary capacity require consultation with the Humboldt Area Foundation and the approval of the Board of Directors.
Real Property
1. Acceptance of all real estate gifts requires approval by the Board.
2. The donating party shall provide to Redwood Community Radio, at the party’s own expense, relevant information regarding the real estate, including:
a. A copy of the deed conveying the property to the donor.
b. A copy of the current property tax bill.
c. A preliminary title insurance report.
d. A copy of each promissory note, mortgage, deed of trust, or other liens on the property.
e. A copy of each lease or other contract affecting the property.
f. If the property is income-producing, a copy of the profit and loss statements for the two most recent years.
g. A summary of current insurance coverage for the property.
h. Copies of correspondence with governmental authorities, tenants or prospective purchasers concerning the property.
i. A current market analysis of the property.
j. An environmental site assessment to identify liabilities on owners and operators of real property when hazardous substances have been deposited, stored or released on the property.
k. Documentation of a physical inspection of the property, done by a third-party assessor agreed to by the donor and Redwood Community Radio.
If, after reviewing this information, the Finance and Development Committees determine that the sale of the real property is likely to provide Redwood Community Radio in excess of $100,000 and that the station will be reasonably relieved of legal liability, they shall recommend acceptance of the gift to the Board.  The committees may also choose to recommend acceptance of a gift of lesser value.
Redwood Community Radio shall not accept gifts of personal residences subject to the donor’s retained life state without the recommendation of the Humboldt Area Foundation as the administrator of an applicable life income gift program.
Tangible Personal Property
1. Redwood Community Radio may accept tangible personal property gifts with approval from the Development Committee, on recommendation by the station manager and station staff.
a. Related Use: Station management and staff must determine if the tangible property would be retained by Redwood Community Radio for use in its work.  If so, station management and staff shall determine, with the assistance of the Finance and Development Committees, the estimated carrying costs, including insurance, storage, curatorial services, maintenance, etc., for the property.  Station management and staff shall also evaluate whether any restrictions on use of the property that are required by the donor are consistent with the institutional needs and values of Redwood Community Radio.
b. Unrelated Use:  If the property will not be retained for use by Redwood Community Radio, the station manager and Development Committee, prior to recommendation, must assess the value and liability such gifts represent to Redwood Community Radio.  Gifts valued at $50,000 or more may be considered for acceptance upon the creation of a plan for selling the property for cash, including the anticipated time frame, marketing expense, and contractor costs for the proposed sale.
Retirement Plan Assets
Redwood Community Radio will accept funds it receives as the designated beneficiary of a retirement plan (e.g., an IRA, a 401(k) plan or a defined benefit plan).  Redwood Community Radio should attempt to obtain a copy of the executed designation form that the donor has submitted to the retirement plan administrator to name the station as the beneficiary.
Life Insurance Policies
Donors shall be encouraged to name Redwood Community Radio as a primary or contingent beneficiary of their life insurance policies.  Redwood Community Radio should attempt to obtain a copy of documentation naming RCR as the beneficiary of the policy.
Securities (Stock)
1. Redwood Community Radio will assist in the transfer of custody of marketable securities from the donor (or their custodian) to the station.  If the securities are to be mailed, the stock certificates should be mailed separately from the signed stock power with signature guaranty.  If the share certificates are hand-delivered, the stock power may be attached.  If the securities are in street name, the donor’s broker may transfer them to a brokerage account designated by Redwood Community Radio.
a. If the donor is a member of the RCR board or staff, the Finance Committee shall determine whether the sale of the securities might be restricted under Rule 144 or other provisions of securities law.
Gifts of marketable securities shall be accounted for at their value on the date the gift is sold.
Redwood Community Radio shall instruct its brokers that all marketable securities will be sold upon receipt.  Station management is authorized to override this general rule and direct that the securities should not be sold, following consultation with the Finance Committee and, if needed, other advisory bodies.
Gifts of closely-held stock (i.e., stock that is not regularly traded on an established national exchange such as NYSE or NASDAQ) may not be accepted without prior approval by the Board, upon recommendation by station management and the Development Committee.  Gifts of closely held stock should be of at least $100,000 in value for consideration.  Due process in applying criteria for evaluating the salability of closely-held stock, including consideration for the time said stock can be sold and evaluation of the UBTI consequences relating to Subchapter S corporation stock, shall be exercised prior to Board approval.
Interests in Partnerships & LLCs
RCR shall accept neither general partner interests nor stakes in limited liability companies as gifts.  Consideration to these types of gifts shall be given only:
When the minimum amount of said gift is at least $250,000; 
When a determination has been made (with the advice of legal counsel) that RCR will not incur liability as a result of holding this asset, and 
That the purpose of said company is in alignment with the mission and values of the station.  
No consideration shall be made to partnership in companies that might require RCR to contribute funds or make capital call contributions.

Donate your car to KMUDKMUD 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


Use this form to donate your vehicle, or call 877-411-3662.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Vehicle Donation Program

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.

Why Donate?
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


These coverage maps show the signals of the old KMUE signal at 1,250 Watts (at 88.3 MHz) and the new one at 10,000 Watts (at 88.1 MHz). 
The default image is the coverage map of the 1,250 Watt signal. Move your mouse over the image and off again to see the difference.




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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.



Redwood Community Radio, Inc. • PO Box 135 - 1144 Redway Dr. • Redway, CA 95560 • Office (707) 923-2513 • News (707) 923-2605 • Studio (707) 923-3911