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Alternative Media Partnership in the Mid-Willamette Valley

Alternative Media Partnership in the Mid-Willamette Valley

KMUZ 88.5fm Community Radio continues to evolve and grow.  On the air just over two years, the station has added 14 new programs since early November. KMUZ now delivers 65 unique programs utilizing the talents of over 100 volunteers, and is beginning to reflect the community’s unique perspective throughout the schedule.

One of those new shows debuts February 6th at 1pm.  This Week In Salem features the Salem Weekly’s A.P. Walther, who will discuss local news and current events with host Ken Adams of KMUZ.  In return, look to the Salem Weekly for information on KMUZ in the form of features and calendar items from selected shows.

Other shows to debut over the next two weeks include Waste Matters – On the Air (Feb 13, 1pm) with Beth Meyers-Shenai which will cover all aspects of solid waste management from a green perspective, emphasizing prevention, recycling, and the economic, social and health impacts of the system.  In addition, Alternative Radio, a progressive syndication hosted by David Barsamian will begin airing on Feb 14th.

While music diversity is still the bulk of programming, public affairs is a growing part of the schedule from recording civic presentations, lectures and meetings to interviews with local personalities on a wide array of topics.  Aging, technology, health, gardening, food,gender, disability, children, history, pets, and politics, are all discussed weekly with an array of special guests.

Just a few highlights of KMUZ programming through Feb 19th:

Jan 14 1pm – TransGender World’s Kris Rieck and Willamette Prof Sue Koger discuss the importance of having a radio show highlighting issues of Gender Identification.

Jan 28 noon – Down In the Dirt w/ Diana’s guest vermicomposter Sally White discusseshow to raise Worms for castings, tea, and soil amendments.

Jan 31 2pm – MashUp w/Marc.  Joel Martin, music historian and Marc discuss andpresent some rare recordings of Pete Seeger in concert.

Feb 3 noon – Aging w/o Raging’s Lee Coyne discusses homelessness with elderly volunteers from the Union Gospel Mission.

Feb 6 1pm – This Week In Salem.  Host Ken Adams interviews AP Walther bi-weeklyabout local events highlighted in the current Salem Weekly.

Feb 6 8pm – Sons of Salem’s Doug Hoffman interviews artist Freddy Ruiz about his latest Kickstarter project, and always, VINYL MUSIC.

Feb 7 2pm – MashUp w/Marc presents two live bands to perform in studio.  Acoustic Minds and Student Loan, both from Portland.  Student Loan plays Venti’s that night.

Feb 11 noon – Down In the Dirt w/Diana’s guest will be Salem Rose Society’s Maryann Beirne and all aspects of rose care through the seasons will be discussed.

Feb 12 7-10am – Ken ‘till Ten’s Ken Cartwright will present live music with Matt Snook and Steve Blanchard’s bluegrass band Slipshod, to preview a 2/14 show in Mill City.

Feb 13 1pm – Waste Matters On the Air – Beth Meyers-Shenai begins her bi weekly show covering all aspects of solid waste management from a green perspective.

Feb 14 noon – Alternative Radio with host David Barsamian debuts with a “To BeAnnounced” talk from a world renowned speaker.

Feb 14 1pm – The Forum presents City Club guest speaker Charlie Stephens, Energy Specialist. The topic: Peak Oil and Ponzi Finance – Last Gasps of A Terminal Economy.

Feb 14 2pm – The Delicious Dish – Jamie Sloan interviews the Chef from the Drunken Cook about food for lovers.

For a complete schedule, go to www.kmuz.org.

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