KMUZ Program Feature -QUINTESSENTIAL KMUZ ENERGY and INNOVATION

Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using direct-drive turntables and a DJ mixer. This endeavor is explored in detail & experiment on the air through DJ Swone’s program – Needle Cypher! By manipulating 2 records on the platter with drum rhythms and vocals or other instrumentation a DJ can compose a unique sequence of musical patterns. This practice has become a huge ear-grabbing approach to some of the most popular songs of all time. Rap, funk, and soul are veritable quarries of material to mix and match for these hooks and verse infrastructures. Music from the Hip-Hop culture is focused on from artists you won’t hear on a syndicated station plus your hosts also showcase local and independent musicians. These guests are invited to join in a live emcee “Cypher”- the art of improvised rhyming and singing.

Occasionally Needle Cypher features an artist that may not fit into the traditional definition of or guide lines of what is Hip-hop. If you take a look back at the beginning of the Hip-hop movement DJs were playing soul, rock, punk, blues, jazz, and funk. They were also assisting in shaping the Hip-Hop culture while playing the variety of music at block parties.

Host DJ Swone comments, “Sometimes I can’t deny an opportunity to feature an artist that may not be considered an emcee or DJ. Jon Fro will be featured on the November 16th episode of the show. He has a new album being released this month and is a well-rounded and extremely talented musician!”

Tune into your community radio station for yet another arm of the diverse and defined musical landscape! Needle Cypher airs alternate Sunday nights from 9pm – 11pm on 88.5FM and streaming from kmuz.org! Complete schedule details are available online.

 

Th Nov 13 12:30pm – Paws For Thought Radio Show: Terri brings you Mandy Boyer, Willamette Humane Society’s Humane Educator to discuss prevention of dog bites and how to stay safe.

Th Nov 13 1:00pm – This Week In Salem: Host Ken Adams and Salem Weekly publisher AP Walther discuss news and features in the current issue.  Reporter Helen Caswell joins the discussion.

Fr Nov 14 8:30am – Talking About Art: New Host ZJ will interview Salem Artist Rollie Wisbrock about his art and his place in the local artist community.

Fr Nov 14 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion entitled “ISIS, the Kurds & Turkey” by scholar Noam Chomsky. In one index he is ranked as the eighth most cited person in history. He is the author of scores of books, including Hopes & Prospects, Masters of Mankind, How the World Works, and Power Systems with David Barsamian

Sa Nov 15 2:00pm – The MashUp: Marc hosts a live performance and interview Portland’s Three For Silver, one of the most innovative contemporary bands out there.

Su Nov 16 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter continues the Alberta Street Pub live series with Rachel Taylor Brown

Su Nov 16 9:00pm – Needle Cypher: DJ Swone interviews local artist Jon Fro about his new album.

Mo Nov 17 noon – Aging Without Raging: B Lee Coyne interviews Phyllis Harmon and Leanna Lindquist, members of Toastmasters International.

Mo Nov 17 2:00pm – Mundo Mojo: DJ Arlene features a LIVE in-studio performance by Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited, a celebrated musical group from Zimbabwe, Africa (now based in Eugene, OR).  They play Chimurenga music (or music for the struggle of the people), a unique African genre whose beats are traditional and timeless, featuring the sounds of the African thumb piano (mbira) and the guitar.

Tu Nov 18 1:00pm – Transgender World 101: DJ Kris Rieck hosts special guest trans woman Charissa Grace of McMinnville as she discusses transgender employment discrimination in McMinnville.

Th Nov 20 12:30pm – Paws For Thought Radio Show: Terri interviews the VCA Animal Hospital regarding their new urgent care clinic and how to keep your pets safe over the holidays.

Th Nov 20 1:00pm – Waste Matters – On The Air: Alan Pennington and Jessica Ramey feature Ashley Zanolli of the US Environmental Protection Agency to discuss Ashley’s groundbreaking efforts to stem the tide of food waste through her work on the West Coast’s Food: Too Good to Waste program.

Fr Nov 21 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion entitled “Nonviolence Works” by Erica Chenoweth, Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. She is an internationally recognized authority on alternatives to violence. She is co-author of the award-winning book, Why Civil Resistance Works.

Su Nov 23 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter continues the Alberta Street Pub live series with Professor Gall

For a complete schedule of KMUZ programs, go to kmz.org.

 

KMUZ Program Feature -ENERGY and INNOVATION

It takes passion and dedication to be a volunteer at KMUZ, perhaps best personified in Karen McFarlane Holman.  Karen has been a DJ with KMUZ since Day One.  When KMUZ pushed the “ON AIR” button to go live in December 2011, Karen announced the station ID and played “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio” by the Ramones to kick off the first day of life.

​Karen contributes to KMUZ in many ways.  She has two primary shows. Punk Rock with Dropkick airs Wednesday nights 9-10pm.  Dropkick is a one-hour energetic frenzy of punk rock ‘n’ roll, focusing mainly on vinyl, lesser-known, and female-fronted bands. Occasionally, guests join the show sharing their collection of punk records.  Radio Exotica airs Mondays 4-6pm with Karen (AKA The Girl from Ipanema) and co-host Auntie Viviwa. Radio Exotica plays Exotica (tropical lounge from the ‘50s and ‘60s), Hawaiian, Tahitian, Latin Jazz, Bossanova, kitchy vintage lounge music such as Esquivel, and any kind of music that invokes feelings of warm palm trees swaying in the breeze.  Auntie Viviwa and The Girl From Ipanema live on the imaginary island of Radio Exotica where life is simple and the main goal of the day is to sweep out one’s tiki hut to relax with a cocktail and chat with other Radio Exoticans.  The whimsical show intends to whisk one away on a tropical vacation every Monday around happy hour, relaxing KMUZ drive-time listeners, providing a respite from busy daily life with music, event information, traffic reports, and a weather report that is always “80 degrees and sunny…”.

​Karen also plays guitar in a punk band called City of Pieces.  In her “spare time”, she is a Professor of Chemistry at Willamette University.  Miraculously, Karen managed to temporarily fuse her career as a professor with her hobby as a radio DJ by teaching a colloquium class to a group of fourteen freshmen, with the topic “Community Radio”.  As such, the students have their own talk show on KMUZ.  It’s called “WU-Who” and airs Sundays 3-4pm.  Students interview accomplished upperclassmen on campus as well as leaders of nonprofit organizations in the Salem area.  One of Karen’s goals for this up and coming radio program is to assist in building a stronger bridge between Willamette University and the Salem community.

​Karen, also a Governing Board member, states “I love KMUZ because of the incredible connections that it has made, and continues to make, within our Salem and mid-Valley communities.  It’s been an amazing process to be a part of, and I’m forever grateful for the friendships that I have made because of it.”  Karen hopes that listeners pick up on the community connections that KMUZ cultivates.  She likes to think that when other listeners are tuning in, they are “coming home”, and ever increasingly so, they are!

Th Oct 30 1:00pm – This Week In Salem: Host Ken Adams and Salem Weekly publisher AP Walther discuss news and features in the current issue.  Reporter Helen Caswell joins the discussion.

Th Oct 30 9:00am – Hispanidades: Host Arturo is celebrating “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the dead), probably one of the most important events for the Hispanic community worldwide. “Dia de Muertos” focuses mainly in the celebration of loved ones with music, food and special events, both religious and secular.

Fr Oct 31 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion entitled “Clean Energy Victories” by author Michael Brune – environmental activist, Greenpeace organizer, former head of the Rainforest Action Network, currently Exec Director of the Sierra Club, and author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal.

Fr Oct 31 1:00pm – The Forum: Salem City Club discussion on BM 88 – Driver Cards

Fr Oct 31 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth celebrate Samhain (pronounced SOW – in), the Celtic New Year.  Hear how Celtic pagan customs became Halloween traditions with music that suits the season.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Fr Oct 31 8:00pm – Papa Dukie’s Blues: Party in the Cemetary, watching the Voodoo Moon while listening to the Howlin’ Wolf! That and more as Papa Dukie’s Blues Celebrates Halloween with a few tricks and treats to boot!Extended to11:00pm!

Su Nov 2 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter continues the Alberta Street Pub live series with The Moonshine.http://www.reverbnation.com/themoonshinemusic

Mo Nov 3 noon – Aging Without Raging: B Lee Coyne interviews Credit Union mgr. Nathan Wuersh on “The Economic Side of Aging”

Mo Nov 3 2:00pm – Mundo Mojo: Host Arlene celebrates two years on the air and promises a special trans-global journey of her favorite music beyond the mainstream.

Tu Nov 4 1:00pm – Transgender World 101: DJ Kris Rieck hosts special guest Charissa Grace as they discuss life as a trans-woman in McMinnville.

Th Nov 6 1:00pm – Waste Matters – On The Air: Host Alan Pennington features Kristi Reed of the Grand Hotel in Salemand Sherry Miotke, manager of Bentley’s Grill, as we take a look at how local businesses deal with the 3 R’s.

Fr Nov 7 8:30am – Theatre Talk: Host Ann McBride will feature the upcoming production of Death By Design at WesternOregon University.

Fr Nov 7 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion entitled “The Market: A Paragon of Virtue” by author Richard Wolff – Professor of Economics Emeritus at the U Mass in Amherst and author of “Capitalism Hits the Fan”, “Democracy at Work” and “Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism” (w/Barsamian)

Fr Nov 7 8:00pm – Papa Dukie’s Blues: Host PAPA DUKIE will be focusing on waterblues, with tunes such as Papa Dukie and the Mud People, The Sky is Crying, The Bottom of the River, Every Time It Rains, and much more

Mo Nov 10 noon – Aging Without Raging: B Lee Coyne interviews Author Roger Stoller on “Behind the Scenes at Pearl Harbor 1941”

Tu Nov 11 1:00pm – Transgender World 101: DJ Kris Rieck hosts special guests Lara and Nicole Jones as they discuss life post-transition as transwomen.

Fr Nov 14 8:30am – Talking About Art: New Host ZJ will interview Salem Artist Rollie Wisbrock about his art and his place in the local artist community.

Go to KMUZ.org to view the entire KMUZ schedule.

KMUZ Program Feature -Give Your Pets some Paws for Thought on KMUZ

Terri Ellen lets the dogs out. Just so you know, we can finally answer that question. She has worked very hard to further her knowledge of pets of all sizes and shapes because as she says, “Healthy pets equal healthy people.” I met Terri for lunch and we talked about what makes her show unique and why she is so interested in pet ‘culture’. The “Paws for Thought Radio Show” is an extension of Terri’s mission. It deals with ways to improve and maintain your pets’ life through interviews with rescue shelter proprietors, veterinarians, Humane Society officials, and more.

Terri is a very spontaneous person in general and being involved in Chemeketa’s Merit Program for Small Business she was able to add an analytical approach to another facet of her dream; to own her own Pet Store. After some feasibility studies, training, and her effervescent attitude Nature’s Pet Market is in its fourth year of operation!

“The more educated people are about their pets the healthier they are (Both pets and owner)”, exclaimed Terri when asked why she cares so much about the pet/ master connection. Covering pet diets, beneficial lifestyle choices, and informing the public of positive ways to augment your pet’s experience are all within the realm of her show. The  ”Paws for Thought Radio Show” airs every Thursday at 12:30pm for the latest in news and topical discussion. A growing archive is posted at soundcloud.com/pawsforthoughtradioshow.)

Currently there is a contest happening on the “Paws”

Facebook page: facebook.com/pawsforthoughradioshow. Post to the page a picture of your pet getting ready for Halloween and win 2 tickets to Bowser’s Boo Bash for the best photo taken!

Terri serves our community in several very unique and productive ways. Her vested interest in the health and well-being of our citizens from people to pets shines through her service with the Humane Society Board, raising funds for pet rescue groups, and sharing that information freely over your community radio station, KMUZ 88.5FM

 

Other shows

Wed Oct 15 2:00pm – More Accordion: Host Tara invites Accordion aficionado Alicia Baker for an interview/performance.  Alicia is a triple music major from OSU and currently works for Roland as an accordion product specialist.

Th Oct 16 1:00pm – This Week In Salem: Host Ken Adams and Salem Weekly publisher AP Walther discuss news and features in the current issue.

Th Oct 16 12:30pm – Paws For Thought Radio Show: Host Terri Ellen chats about pet Dental Care with Dr. Kris Halden from VCA Animal Hospital.

Th Oct 16 8:00pm – The Now and Then Show: Host Eric Gessner interviews UFO and Red Storm Rider guitarist Vinnie Moore, and Vinnie’s interview with drummer Steve Gorman (Trigger Hippy, Black Crowes).  Some say Trigger Hippy is a new “Americana Super Group”.

Fr Oct 17 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by author Rebecca Solnit, award-winning essayist and environmental historian entitled “Making and Breaking Stories”.  She is the author of over a dozen books, including The Faraway Nearby, Savage Dreams and Men Explain Things to Me.

Fr Oct 17 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth interview Beltaine, a Celtic fusion group based out of Portland.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Sat Oct 18 noon – Contemporary HealthCare: Hosts KellyAnn & Allen will presentinterviews with healthcare professionals on Vitamin D and other hormones.

Su Oct 19 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter continues the Alberta Street Pub live series with Promise The Moon. http://www.promisethemoonmusic.com/

Mo Oct 20 noon – Aging Without Raging: B Lee Coyne interviews Rebecca Maitland about “The Reed: Salem’s Hidden Treasure”.

Tu Oct 21 8:00 am – Willamette Wake-Up: Host Ken Adams will continue with special election coverage, going all the way to 10:00am on Tuesday AND Wednesday.

Tu Oct 21 noon – Special Needs/Special People: New name, but same great show dedicated to serving people with disabilities in the mid valley.  Host Deanne Bass interviews Gaelen McAllister, Garten Services Resource Development Manager about Garten programs such as recycling, laundry, shredding and more.

Th Oct 23 9:00am – Hispanidades: Host Arturo delivers the only bilingual show on KMUZ delivering Latin poetry, history, culture and music every Thursday at 9:00am.

Th Oct 23 1:00pm – Waste Matters – On The Air: Host Alan Pennington discusses commercial composting opportunities and challenges with guests Griselda Puga of Marion County and Art Kuenzi of Suburban Garbage, Inc.

Th Oct 23 8:00pm – The Now and Then Show: Host Eric Gessner presents new music from Robert Plant, Tom Petty, Flying Colors, Joe Bonamassa and more.

Fr Oct 24 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion byMohamad Elmasry entitled “From Pharaoh to Pharaoh”.  Mohamad is a scholar of mass communication and sociology in the Arab world, and currently teaches at the University of North Alabama. His work has appeared in numerous publications such as the Journal of Middle East Media, Al Jazeera English, Egypt Independent, and Jadaliyya.

Fr Oct 24 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth present Celtic Music with farm animals in the titles.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Sat Oct 25 noon – Contemporary HealthCare: Hosts KellyAnn & Allen will review mental health and depression with a representative from NAMI.

Mo Oct 27 noon – Aging Without Raging: B Lee Coyne interviews Nathen Wuersh about “The Economic Side of Aging”.

Tu Oct 28 8:00 am – Willamette Wake-Up: Host Ken Adams will continue with special election coverage, going all the way to 10:00am on Tuesday AND Wednesday.

KMUZ launches new morning show and adds election coverage

Radio listeners in the mid-Willamette Valley now have a new morning show that will bring them news, interviews, and commentary focused on the local area.  Host of Willamette Wake-Up is Ken Adams from Salem and he can be heard 8-9 a.m., Monday-Thursday, on KMUZ (88.5 FM or streaming live at www.kmuz.org).

In addition to Adams’ new show, KMUZ will devote Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. to election topics beginning Oct. 6.  The station will air recorded broadcasts of forums and debates sponsored by the Marion-Polk League of Women Voters and other candidate interviews with Adams.  The Forum, which airs Friday at 1 p.m. and repeats Sunday at 8 a.m. will cover Salem City Club events that include ballot measures 88 (driver licenses for undocumented individuals), 90 (top-two primary), and 91 (legalized marijuana).  KMUZ will also provide special interviews with Albany city council candidates.  Check the website for details.

Although he spent most of his professional career in data processing, Adams has a long history in community radio and television.  Before moving to Salem in 2007 (“I wanted to move somewhere that had a real downtown”), he spent years doing community radio and television in Sacramento and getting involved in politics.  He has produced a local show on Salem’s CCTV called Willamette View and formerly hosted a music show on KMUZ called Crossroads Café.

In his new morning show, he hopes to bring on local activists in several fields, including progressive blogger Brian Hines, peace and justice organizer Peter Bergel, and Willamette University economics professor Russ Beaton.  “Over time I hope to bring back several topics for regular updates, because you can’t just cover a story once, you’ve got to keep getting the message out.”

Being the producer, engineer and host of a one-hour show four times a week is a challenge, Adams notes.  So he’s very interested in getting help from volunteers in the community.  He welcomes those who have comments about past shows or ideas for future topics as well as folks who might want to help produce segments or do actual interviews.  He can be reached at willamettewakeup@gmail.com

Just a few highlights of KMUZ programming

Th Oct 2 1:00pm – This Week In Salem: Host Ken Adams and Salem Weekly publisher AP Walther discuss news and features in the current issue.

Th Oct 2 9:00am – Hispanidades: Host Arturo Sarmiento’s bilingual show now airs Thursdays 9-11am. This month we are celebrating the “Hispanic Heritage Month in USA”.

Fr Oct 3 8:30am – Theatre Talk: Host Ann McBride’s guests include: The director and cast members of Macbeth, opening at the Pentacle theatre 10/3, and Seth Allen, director of The Verona Studio’s Venus In Fur, playing through 10/4. In addition, guest Ed Shoaps joins the special pledge drive show!

Fr Oct 3 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by author Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East Studies at Rutgers University,entitled “Racism & Surveillance.

Fr Oct 3 1:00pm – The Forum: Stories from the Dark Side!

Fr Oct 3 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth share their favorites for their special Pledge Drive Show.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Tu Oct 7 and Wed Oct 8 8:00am – Willamette Wake-Up: Host Ken Adams starts his special election coverage Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the Election.

Tu Oct 7 and Wed Oct 8 9:00am – Special Election Coverage: Guests, forums and discussion on local races through the election.

Th Oct 9 1:00pm – Waste Matters-On The Air: Host Alan Pennington will chat with guest Pete Grell of Garten Services to delve into the issues and challenges of large scale commercial recycling.

Fr Oct 10 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by author Bruce Schneier, cryptographer and specialist in computer security technology as well as fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

Fr Oct 10 1:00pm – The Forum: Special Election Coverage, see KMUZ.org for details among issues covered will be Measure 88 driver’s licenses for undocumented persons.

Fr Oct 10 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth will be playing Americana – Celtic music that influenced early American music.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Mo Oct 13 noon – Aging Without Raging: B Lee Coyne conducts a candidate forum or debate with details to be announced.

Tu Oct 14 Noon – Down in the Dirt w/Diana: Diana talks about Grapes!

For a complete schedule visit kmuz.org.

KMUZ Program Feature -Stepping Back in Time with DJ O

It takes a certain special type of person to be a volunteer DJ.  A great example is Orlando Cadile (AKA DJ O), Host of KMUZ’s “Spinning Back in in Time”, Tuesdays 4:00-6:00PM. Orlando has been a DJ since August, 2012.  Spinning Back in Time is an Oldies and Old School community interactive show with dedications, requests and guests from the community. Orlando interacts through Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and calls to the station, leaving him very busy during his show.  He has memorable guests from time to time, including Rocky Padilla and international group Thaitanium from Thailand.  However, Orlando’s favorite guests are the local artists such as Deshaun Jordan, Thatkidcry and Mobstyle, to name a few.

Orlando is influenced by the way he grew up with radio. “Shout outs” and requests from people were always his favorite part because as a listener, “…he felt connected to the DJ and the show as well”.   He strives to create that same experience for his listeners.  “Spinning Back in Time,” tries to educate the youth about the music he grew up with.  Orlando also tries to educate listeners about community groups, such as law enforcement and fire fighters in the area.

Orlando is also very active in the community.  He spins songs for local events including food drives, Diabetes and Cancer benefits in the area.  He just recently was part of the Urban Art fest as well (shout out to Belinda and Latinos Unidos Siempre). He gives all he can back to the community because this is where we all live, and where he hopes his sons will grow up and learn to appreciate.

On a personal level, Orlando is busy.  He’s had many struggles in life including being overweight, losing over 100 lbs!  Also, he’s a single parent of two boys, Michael, and his namesake, Orlando, who count on him to show them what they can do if they work hard and never give up.   Orlando is very passionate about his work and life, as he says, “I love what I do and would never stop helping others….that is me.”

Th Sep 18 1:00pm – This Week In Salem: Host Ken Adams and Salem Weekly publisher AP Walther discuss news and features in the current issue.

Th Sep 18 2:00pm – Thunderous Thursday: DJ Maureen’s guests are poets Donna Henderson, Henry Hughes and Anita Sullivan.  We’ll talk about poetry, creativity, inspiration…all with a little jazz in between.

Th Sep 18 8:00pm – The Now And Then Show: Host Eric Gessner talks to author Greg Prato, who wrote the book “Overlooked/Underappreciated – 345 Recordings that Demand Your Attention”.  There are some great rock albums you may not have heard before and they will discuss and play a few tracks.

Fr Sept 19 8:30am – Theatre Talk: will host members of Keizer Homegrown Theatre, whose production of God of Carnage opens September 25th At Keizer Civic Center….)

Fr Sep 19 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by author/Pulitzer prize winner David Clay Johnson entitled “The Social Impact of Inequality”.

Fr Sep 19 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth share NEW MUSIC they have come across lately.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Sa Sept 20 Noon – Contemporary Healthcare: Host KellyAnn Chambers Garthe will be talking with an expert on weight loss through super-slow weight training. and September 27 we will focus on navigating health insurance.

Su Sep 21 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter’s Live Series guest is singer/songwriter Dan Weber recorded live from Alberta St Pub..

Mo-Th Sep 22-25 8:00am – Willamette Wake-up: NEW SHOW ALERT Host Ken Adams will report local, national and international news, with a variety of guests who will help us explore how Salem and the WillametteValley really work. Mo Sep 22 2:00pm – Mundo Mojo: DJ Arlene highlights the popular genre of Cumbia,  considered the “musical backbone” of Latin America. Get your dance shoes ready!.

Tu Sept 23 Noon – Down in the Dirt w/Diana: Diana visits an organic Quince orchard, and will be giving away 2 free tickets to ‘Eradication through Mastication’, a unique dinner event based on dishes made from invasive species.

Th Sep 25 1:00pm – Waste Matters-On The Air: Host Alan Pennington, will chat with guest Bruce Wadleigh of Barnwood Naturals to learn about how his company restores and reuses old wood to make high-value products that are sold all over the country.

Th Sep 25 8:00pm – The Now And Then Show: Host Eric Gessner’s guest is German rock drummer Harry Reischmann (Bonfire, Ez Livin’, Gregorian and Donaumusikanten) who joins Eric for the third year in row.

Fr Sep 26 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by Paul Ehrlich, professor and environmental advocate, entitled “Distress Signals From Earth”.

Fr Sep 26 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth celebrate Lisdoonvarna – Ireland’s match-making festival.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Sa Sept 27 Noon – Contemporary Healthcare: Host KellyAnn Chambers Garthe will focus on navigating health insurance.

Sa Sept 27 2:00pm – The MashUp: Marc’s live studio guests are Sky Bound Blue, a great folk act from Portland, talking about new material and giving a live performance.

Su Sep 28 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter’s Pledge Drive Special with live performances from: Noah Hall,Melissa Ruth, Avery D. Hill, Chris Stewart, Melody Guy, and  James Faretheewell. This special show promises to be an amazing evening!

For a complete schedule of KMUZ programming, visit kmuz.org.

KMUZ Program Feature -Tech Guru Delivers Behind the Scenes AND Behind the Mic

Some DJs on local community radio station KMUZ have a specific focus – they play rockabilly, world music, Cajun, accordion, reggae, or Celtic.  Not so for long-time DJ Rick, who hosts the “Sonic Quarry” on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. (88.5 FM or streaming live at www.kmuz.org).  Rick’s musical picks are, shall we say, eclectic.

His online promo gives you a hint of the range:  “mining across time for sonic gems…precious nuggets of garage-y goodness with plenty of psychedelic, surf, punk, slam, and glam.”

It’s a broad scope, for sure.  Rick says he has a simple goal – “to provide a killer show that is unmatched elsewhere on the dial.”  A recent show included, among many other tunes, cuts from Janis Joplin, The Ramones, The Stooges, and the New York Dolls.

Rick is one of the original program hosts on the local station, having been on the air since the beginning nearly three years ago.  He moved to Salem several years back from Ann Arbor, Michigan, a town with a robust music and community radio scene.  Once here, he became a fan of Salem rock group The Funhouse Strippers, which included guitarist Karen Holman.  Holman spearheaded the effort to get KMUZ radio started, and she brought Rick along for the ride.

Rick is not only a music program host, he also volunteers as the station’s head engineer, using his computer skills to keep the equipment running and doing important hands-on work.  “I was the guy hanging on to the rope as our antenna was being hoisted on the pole in Turner.”

Community radio has the freedom to provide “custom hand-made shows,” Rick observes.  Unlike much commercial radio, the KMUZ format allows the personality of the DJ to shine through.  “We respect the intelligence and freedom of choice of our listeners.”

He notes that the station is an all-volunteer operation and he encourages others to get involved.  “We have an attitude that anything is possible.”

To get a taste for Rick’s “something for all ages” musical picks, visit the KMUZ website, click on “Schedule” and then select the Sonic Quarry (Wednesday 7-9 p.m.).  You’ll find Spinatron playlists for all of Rick’s shows.

Tu Sep 2 noon – Special Needs Special Parents: Host Deanne Bass discusses a research project that uses parent-delivered massage therapy with their autistic children.  Hear from parents, the project director, and how to become participants in this beneficial project.

Th Sep 4 1:00pm – This Week In Salem: Host Ken Adams and Salem Weekly publisher AP Walther discuss news and features in the current issue.

Fr Sep 5 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by Sandra Steingraber, biologist, professor, writer, and environmental health expert entitled “Contamination Without Consent”.

Fr Sep 5 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth share an interview with Scottish singer, Bill Mullen.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Su Sep 7 4:00pm – Northwest Notes: Host Mick’s special guest Illima Consadine of Sexbots will perform live and talk about her new EP.

Su Sep 7 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter’s Live Series guest is Lincoln City’s Gabby Holt. http://www.reverbnation.com/gabbyholt.

Mo Sep 8 noon – Aging Without Raging: Host Lee Coyne’s guest is Nik Caeoli as they discuss Older Composers.  Coming up are shows about Pets and Aging, and Salemtowne.

Mo Sep 8 2:00pm – Mundo Mojo: DJ Arlene’s transglobal journey explores Mugham music of Azerbaijan. This improvisational music, played with a wind instrument called a balaban, was included on the Voyager Spacecraft representing world music and cultural achievement as part of the Voyager Golden Record project.

Tu Sep 9 noon – Down In The Dirt W/Diana: Diana visits Freys Dahlias in Turner to learn all about the different types of dahlias and how to grow them to perfection, making them the showcase of the late summer garden.

Tu Sep 9 1:00pm – Transgender World 101: DJ Kris’ guest this week is Charissa Grace and the topic is life after transition.

We Sep 10 10am – Western Swingtime Radio Hour: Host Tex Hill delivers the best in modern and classic western swing this side of the Pecos River every week. Catch it and Swing!

We Sept 10 2:00pm – More Accordion: DJ Tara’s long awaited return celebrates the entire range of music that features the Accordion, perhaps the world’s most misunderstood instrument.

Th Sep 11 1:00pm – Waste Matters-On The Air: Host Beth Myers-Shenai chats with  Environmental Services Division Manager Jeff Bickford about hazardous waste and what programs are available in our community for disposal and safety.

Fr Sep 12 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by Chris Hedges, award winning journalist, entitled “Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire”.

Fr Sep 12 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Hosts Ann & Beth present Scottish music and information on the upcoming Scottish vote for independence.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Su Sep 14 7:00pm – Local Roots: Robert Richter’s Live Series guest is Avery Hill, recently on Tom May’s River City Folk show and will perform at the Sister’s of the Road Benefit in February.  http://www.averyhilltunes.com/.

Tu Sep 16 1:00pm – Transgender World 101: DJ Kris’ guest this week isPaul Southwick, attorney at law, as they discuss transgender civil rights in Oregon.

Th Sep 18 2:00pm – Thunderous Thursday: DJ Maureen’s guests are poets Donna Henderson, Henry Hughes and Anita Sullivan.  We’ll talk about poetry, creativity, inspiration…all with a little jazz in between.

For a complete schedule of KMUZ programming, visit http://www.kmuz.org.

Forget the Chair: Seniors Rock Salem

Ever wonder what goes on in the lives of today’s senior citizens?  Want to find out?  You are in luck!  Tune in every Monday at noon as KMUZ volunteer DJ Lee Coyne interviews a local and active senior citizen making changes in his show “Aging without Raging”!

Mr. Coyne’s prior careers have been as an editor/writer and mental health counselor.  Born on Long Island, Lee was raised in Queens and lived in Roseburg for a large part of his life.  He credits both sets of his grandparents with helping raise him to become an independent minded adult, while his dad, who served in World War II, pushed his interest and drive in pursuing Gerontology.  During the 1940’s, he listened to radio every day as there was no television, allowing him to indulge in the power of imagination, a passion he carries to this day.  Currently, Lee is involved in the community working as a volunteer with Mid-Valley Mentors.  He also spearheads the Salem Peace Mosaic with the Salem YMCA, possibly the only mural on the West Coast actually designed by kids.

At an early age, Lee developed an appreciation for older folks.  In today’s society, senior citizens often are misunderstood and disconnected from the young.  Mr. Coyne chose the theme of his show to help strengthen the bonds between the generations.  Without that connection, family values wind up in shreds.  He fights for greater intergenerational communications to dispel stereotypes associated with aging.

While “Aging Without Raging” features guests who are active in their retirement, Mr. Coyne also includes those who are involved in the arts and public service.  Gerry Frank (Senator Hatfield’s chief of staff), shared his fascinating journey.  Other appearances have included Musical personalities George Struble (Musica Camerata) and Solveig Holmquist (Festival Chorale) as well as Salem writers Christel Jonge Vos and Ruth Butler, who recounted unusual memoirs of their early childhood.

Mr. Coyne believes “Aging without Raging” is for people of all ages.  It lends itself to learning the joys of aging, including the freedom to choose your passion, the freedom from the harness of a job, the ability to map out your own schedule, and chances at getting back the love and care you gave when raising your kids.  In short, many seniors have no use for that rocking chair.  Instead, they really rock to a new beat.  Lee reminds us to not underestimate their hidden skills.  “…Nobody has all the answers, but seniors can ask the correct questions to guide the rest of us…”

KMUZ Program Feature -Max Marbles ZYDECO INSPIRES A MUSICAL GUMBO

Don’t look for a lot of “highfalutin” tunes on Max Marbles’ “Zydeco ‘n Blues” show on KMUZ radio (Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., or streaming live at www.kmuz.org).  He prefers tunes that originate from the “front porch.”

Max launched “Zydeco ‘n Blues” as one of KMUZ’s earliest shows, taking listeners down to Southwest Louisiana once a week to experience the sounds of the bayou – Zydeco, Cajun, and Creole – that make up a vast gumbo of music from French, African, and Afro-Caribbean influences.  In preparing for his new hobby as a DJ, Max bought more than $1,000 worth of music from iTunes to fuel his playlists.  “The earlier the better,” says Max.  “I’m not all that interested in the modern, highly produced stuff.  I like what I call scratchy realism…Some time back I quit apologizing to my listeners for the occasional scratchy records.  To me, part of the attraction is how real it sounds.  You can hear them out on the front porch, dogs barking, kids crying.”

Marbles fell in love with this music back in his days as a band roadie when his work took him to New Orleans.  “I just loved it all – the music, the food, and the people.” When his son attended Tulane University in New Orleans, he had many more opportunities to visit Louisiana and to learn about the unique culture of this special part of the U.S.

The term “Zydeco” is relatively new, Max explains, starting in the 1950s with the breakthrough sounds of Clifton Chenier, who merged Cajun and Creole music with R&B, jazz, and blues.  Chenier went on to play on the premier season of PBS’s “Austin City Limits” and win a Grammy Award.  He is credited with designing the“vest frottior” – the now iconic washboard instrument that is such a part of modern Zydeco.

Max says there is a vibrant Zydeco scene in Oregon.  Just last year, rising star Rosie Ledet headlined at the Salem Art Fair.  And the Cascade Zydeco organization in Portland hosts regular music and dance events for those interested in learning more (www.cascadezydeco.com).

You can keep up with Max and his show by visiting www.facebook/ZydecoMax.

Th Jul 10 1:00pm – This Week In Salem: Host Ken Adams and Salem Weekly publisher AP Walther discuss news and features in the current issue.

Th Jul 10 8:00pm – Now and Then Show: Host Eric Gessner features Travis Larson’s band and the “Guitars Under the Stars” concert series Aug 8-10 in Lebanon, Or.

Fr Jul 11 7:00am – Because It Matters: Reports from the award-winning Center for Investigative Journalism about deadly accidents linked to the Coast Guard’s lapses in safety and leadership and abuses of the GI Bill by for-profit colleges.

Fr Jul 11 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by Eduardo Galeano, from Uruguay titled “A Calendar of Human History”.

Fr Jul 11 1:00pm – The Forum: The Forum team presents a discussion about Education and Workforce Readiness in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Fr Jul 11 7:00pm – Celtic Music Hour: Ann and Beth will present the music of Wales.  The Celtic Music hour is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 10:00am.

Sa Jul 12 2:00pm – MashUp with Marc: Marc spins 28 artists performing at the 2014 Oregon Country Faire.

Su Jul 13 7:00pm – Local Roots: Host Robert Richter features Anne Weiss live at the Alberta St. Pub.

Mo Jul 14 noon – Aging Without Raging: Host BLee Coyne discusses “Elders & The Arts” with Rich Harcourt.

Tu Jul 15 1:00pm – Transgender World 101: Kris Rieck interviews the Morrison Family of Portland, OR. They discuss their experiences of having a family member transition. Scott Morrison attended Grant High School as a transguy spearheading efforts to get gender neutral bathrooms on campus.

Th Jul 17 1:00pm – Waste Matters-On The Air: Host Beth Myers-Shenai interviews Todd Irvine, General Manager of the Mid-Valley Garbage and Recycling Association about recycling and what happens once it leaves your curb. What goes in your bin?

Th Jul 17 2:00pm – Thunderous Thursday: DJ Maureen interviews poets Annie Lighthart and Carter McKenzie about poetry, creativity and inspiration with great Jazz!

Th Jul 17 8:00pm – Now and Then Show: Host Eric Gessner interviews Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy about their latest release “High Road” and their upcoming show in Albany.

Fr Jul 18 7:00am – Because It Matters: A summer holiday season special from America’s Test Kitchen about the roots of authentic barbeque, the latest kitchen gadgets and how to make a perfect Bundt Cake with Willamette Valley Blueberries.

Fr Jul 18 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents a discussion by Noam Chomsky titled “The State of Insecurity”.

Sa Jul 19 noon – Contemporary Health Care: Kelly Ann will focus on Home HealthCare.

Su Jul 20 7:00pm – Local Roots: Host Robert Richter features James Faretheewell and the Fool Hardy live at the Alberta St. Pub.

Mo Jul 21 noon – Aging Without Raging: Host BLee Coyne discusses “Getting Organized” with Julie Starr.

Tu Jul 22 noon – Down In The Dirt w/Diana: Diana’s guest is landscape designer J.J. Sweeney. They willdiscuss drought tolerant gardening.

Tu Jul 22 1:00pm – Transgender World 101: Kris Rieck and Jack Joubert discuss life on hormones. Jack is a transman from the McMinnville area. His fiancé Sunnshyne Hawks will join in the discussion.

KMUZ Program Feature -Guitar Rock Rules “Now and Then”

Thanks to you, the listener, our ‘community radio station that could’ has had yet another successful pledge drive campaign, procuring more than our required goal! Your help allows KMUZ to continue its positive influence on the community. In return, we couldn’t be more driven than we are now to improve both the signal and the content. This week we’ll celebrate with some hard rock classics.

Adding to the rock and roll hype of Thursdays at KMUZ 88.5FM is Eric Gessner’s “Now and Then Show” at 8pm. Epic songs of high production value guitar-wielding rock stars are the focus of his show. Bands such as Kings X, Rush, Tesla, California Breed, Black Star Riders, and more are all showcased. Melodic hard rock and progressive metal are at the center of the “Now and Then Show’s” altar of music worship.

Eric Gessner’s persona matches the attitude of this music and its makers- a very enthusiastic and high energy take on life. Excitement for the genre he presents is evident through the booming electricity in Eric’s voice, delivering a veritable encyclopedia of hard rock information.  A few minutes with Eric, and you’ll find yourself mysteriously channeling Rush or Stix!

A key feature of Eric’s show is the interviews he’s conducted with international rock and roll sensations, local promoters and performers.  You can find out more about what’s going on in the world of big arena rock by joining “Now and Then – KMUZ 88.5FM/ KMUZ.org” on Facebook.  Eric will keep you up to date with concert information and the latest releases from all of the heavy-hitting bands. Tune into KMUZ 88.5FM or stream online at KMUZ.org every Thursday at 8pm for 3 hours of comprehensive coverage from an obsessed Guitar Rock aficionado, both “Now and Then”! Party on, Garth!

KMUZ Program Feature -Special Needs, Special Parents

​Deanne Bass is host of “Special Needs, Special Parents”, airing 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at noon.  Deanne shares a series of discussions with experts in the field about raising children with special needs, support systems and coping skills.  Her goal is to educate everyone about the variety of disabilities, conditions, and services available in the Willamette Valley, and announce events that are available in the area for special populations.  Deanne brings to the show teachers, administrators, college professors, counselors, autism specialists, Special Olympic coaches, and parents of special needs children to deliver a variety of perspectives.

Deanne has a degree in health education and worked for a time as a recreational therapist.  During the summer months, she worked with the special population as a Special Olympic Coach.  When mental institutions were downsizing and group home beds were increasing, Deanne joined the Peace Corps for three years, teaching dental health to elementary school children.  It was a rewarding experience.  After teaching for three years, Deanne moved to southern England, then to Cyprus and then London, England, where she started a family.  After some time, she decided to return to the Willamette Valley where she has been a special education teacher for over 15 years, earning a Masters degree in Education.  Deanne finds working with children and helping them achieve their full potential is a wonderful experience.

Deanne is delighted that Special Needs, Special Parents is on the air. Past shows are podcast at kmuz.org so people can listen at their leisure. Deanne can be reached at dbass@kmuz.org for comments or questions about the show.

Th Jun 12 1pm – This Week In Salem: Ken Adams and AP Walther discuss local issues highlighted in the current issue of the Salem Weekly.

F Jun 13 noon – Alternative Radio: David Barsamian presents Nomi Prins, investment banker turned journalist who will speak to the need of systemic change in the financial sector, and will outline how the public has been ripped off by the current system of bailouts.

F Jun 13 6pm – Friday Night Dance Party: DJ Maureen’s second KMUZ musi-child is BRAND NEW and promises to shake your tail feathers in preparation for a rockin’ great weekend!

Sa Jun 14 Noon – Contemporary HealthCare: Host KellyAnn Garthe discusses domestic violence with folks from the Sable House.

Sa Jun 14 2pm – MashUp with Marc: Portland’s Acoustic Minds duo will play live and discuss their busy summer festival schedule, along with an array of music from independent artists, folksters and singer-songwriters.

Sa Jun 14 7pm – Miles of Miles: Host Mick Solipsistic Tyrrell brings you KMUZ’s NEWEST SHOW, centered around the music of Miles Davis and his sphere of influences.  Tune in and give Mick a warm KMUZ community welcome.

Su Jun 15 7pm – Local Roots: Host Robert Richter presents a recently recorded live show from The Lovely Lost, a Portland Rock band.

Su Jun 15 9pm – Needle Cypher Radio: Host Sam brings backDj Eps for our 3rd Annual Father’s Day mix session of hip hop and rap.

Tu Jun 17 1pm – Transgender World 101: Host Kris Rieck and Tamsyn Jamison of Hope and Safety (domestic violence shelter here in Salem) will discuss options available for the LGBT community.

Tu Jun 17 11pm – Funk Lilfe: Another Brand New show on KMUZ.  Let Host JB move you with Funk, Soul, and Acoustic Jams… oh yea…

Th Jun 19 11am – Hispanidades: Arturo Sarmiento plays Latin American music in a bi-lingual show focusing in the wide variety of traditional Latino-American rhythms and diversity of musical instruments.

Th Jun 19 2pm – Thunderous Thursday: DJ Maureen interviews poets TL Cooper and Dawn Diez Willis Plechl about poetry, creativity, and inspiration…with some great Jazz in between.

F Jun 20 8:30am – Theatre Talk: Ann McBride interviews Susan Coromel and Rachel Steck, co-founders of Salem’s NEWEST theatre company, Theatre 33.  Their first project is a summer play reading series by Oregon playwrights!

Sa Jun 21 Noon – Contemporary HealthCare: Host KellyAnn Garthe’s show is about cancer including a survivor’s story. Representatives will talk about Relay for Life.

Su Jun 22 7pm – Local Roots: Host Robert Richter presents a recently recorded live show with singer-songwriter Kari Newhouse.

M Jun 23 2pm – Mundo Mojo: Guest host Ken Adams will interview Graham Morris of Salem Multicultural Institute and deliver some great World Beat Music.

Tu Jun 24 Noon – Down In The Dirt W/Diana: Diana discusses the edible garden with Dan Fahndrich of Farwest Gardens