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KUMD station manager position still in limbo

Maija Jenson

When Maija Jenson transitions out of her role as interim station manager at KUMD in August it will mark the end of an era that started in 2008 when she was one of three major hires there. What the next era holds will likely be decided in the coming months.

The 62-year-old public radio station at 103.3 FM, operated by the University of Minnesota Duluth, is expected to learn soon whether the college will seek to hire a new general manager to guide it. Whether it does or doesn’t, KUMD will likely continue with its usual programming, but not hiring a new GM leaves its leadership in question and might put grant funding at risk.

“We have not made any final decisions yet,” UMD Marketing and Public Relations Director Lynne Williams said in a statement today. Williams is the university’s administrator of KUMD and reports to UMD Chancellor Lendley Black.

Coyote – “Quicksand” (Live from Studio A)

Duluth musicians Jerree Small and Marc Gartman have been making acoustic music as Coyote for a decade. In this clip from Sept. 29 they perform the song “Quicksand” in KUMD’s studio A.

UMD Profile: Matthew Knudson

For a digital storytelling class in the journalism program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, junior Kevin Ott produced this short profile of senior Matthew Knudson.

Knudson is a music education major with an instrumental focus. From arranging his own music to working as a radio DJ at KUMD, het has immersed himself in music.

Ott and Knudson have been singing together in vocal jazz at UMD for two years. Ott selected Knudson as a subject because of his knowledge of music and the visually engaging environment in which he interacts with it.

Chase Down Blue – “Skin & Bones”

Chase Down BlueChase Down Blue‘s folk/rock sound has evolved in a post-rock direction on the album, Red V. In this video, the band performs live in KUMD’s Studio A on Feb. 15.

Upcoming gig: May 3, 10:15 p.m. at the Kom-on-Inn during Homegrown

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Charlie Parr – “I Ain’t Dead Yet” (live on KUMD)

charlie-parr-and-reubenCharlie Parr performing in KUMD’s Studio A on Sept. 20.

Rachael Kilgour – “Rabbit in the Road”

Rachael Kilgour 2015Rachael Kilgour performed in KUMD’s Studio A this week in support of her upcoming album, Rabbit in the Road and her Sept. 11 performance at Sacred Heart music Center.

Pizzaghost – “Someone Died”

PizzaghostNoise rockers Pizzaghost performed in KUMD’s Studio A on June 9, just before the band went on hiatus.

Portage – “Shake the Bones”

Portage - CreaturesPortage performed in KUMD’s Studio A in May, a few weeks before releasing the EP Creatures. The band formed in Duluth in 2011, but has been Minneapolis based for most of the past five years.

Shaunna Heckman – “Wandering Girl”

Shaunna HeckmanShaunna Heckman performed her electronica music in KUMD‘s Studio A prior to her appearance at the Homegrown Music Festival last month.

Woodblind – “Jubilee”

The ska duo of Veikko Lepisto and Jason Wussow perform “Jubilee” in KUMD’s Studio A.

Upcoming Woodblind gigs: June 9 at Beaner’s Central and June 27 at Thirsty Pagan Brewing.

Women’s Words on KUMD

I love this new(ish) show on KUMD. Check out recordings from past shows here [Jill Hinners, Deborah Cooper, Cheryl Reitan, Sheila Packa, Gail Trowbridge, Meredith Cornett (total self-promotion, please forgive me), and many others!]. “Women’s Words” airs at ~1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays as part of the Women’s Music Show. If you are a (woman) writer willing to do a short reading from your work, they want to hear from you!

Hear it first on LakeVoice

To hear what is going on in LakeVoice this week listen to our audio recording that appears on KUMD. To listen, click the audio link below.

This week in LakeVoice


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Retribution Gospel Choir on the World Cafe

Retribution Gospel Choir will be interviewed on the national program the World Cafe on 103.3 KUMD today. The show runs 3-5pm, interview will be in the first hour.

High Volt Rustler

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High Volt Rustler - No Longer Blue

Enjoy High Volt Rustler as they perform “Spinning” live in studio at KUMD in Duluth, Minnesota. For more videos by this artist and hundreds more, visit theduluthscene.org

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Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles on KUMD and @ Pizza Luce w/ TBT

For some reason this Minneapolis gypsy, folk super-group has yet to set foot in Duluth but the wait is finally over. A regular main-stay at Minneapolis venues such as the Cedar, the Dakota and First Avenue, tonight they open for Trampled By Turtles @ Pizza Luce. It will be hard to follow last night’s opening performance by Minneapolis roots-rockers A Night in the Box, though Michelle & co. will certainly cease your attention. Trampled By Turtles really loves their regional bands, supporting numerous, young, up and comers including A Night in the Box, Johnson Family Band, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank and many more.