Maija Jenson

Program Director

Program Director Maija Jenson invites you to share your programming comments or to get involved at the station. KUMD thrives on your involvement, through member support, volunteer efforts and community participation.  Maija joined the KUMD team in 2008.  She is the host of the weekly arts program "Radio Gallery" and is one of the many staff, student and volunteer djs that make KUMD your community connection. She brings a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 15 years of public radio experience from KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.   Maija was raised in northern Minnesota by activist artist hippies with no TV but lots of public radio including the CBC, MPR and KAXE.  Besides music, radio, teaching and art, Maija enjoys an active life in the great outdoors with her family.    

Ways to Connect

In 2009, local artists joined together with the Superior Business Improvement District to form a group called SPAC2ES, which stands for Superior Public Art Creating Community Environments. With a mission of using art to revitalize the city, the artists from SPAC2ES have painted murals and held exhibitions all over downtown Superior. This week, textile artist Erika Mock talks about SPAC2ES and their contributions to the local art scene, which are now reaching out to high school students, as well.

Several of the Northshore's local artists and studios are gearing up for winter, as many of them prepare to open their holiday exhibits. Art openings are a wonderful way to get out into the community, as well as an opportunity to find beautiful handmade Christmas gifts. This week we speak with Rick Hansen, curator of the Prove Gallery's "Under 100" sale.

Radio Gallery 12-12-2012 Rick Hansen

Produced by: Maija Jenson

We have now wrapped up our Fall Studio Series, and we are gearing up for winter. Several of the artists we feature are doing the same, as many of them prepare for their winter showcases. Local art openings are a wonderful way to get out into the community, and an opportunity to find beautiful handmade Christmas gifts. This week we meet with Karin Kraemer as she prepares for the Trade and Commerce Marketplace Annual Holiday exhibit & Open House.

We have now wrapped up our Fall Studio Series, and we are gearing up for winter. Several of the artists we feature are doing the same, as many of them prepare for their winter showcases. Local art openings are a wonderful way to get out into the community, and an opportunity to find beautiful handmade Christmas gifts.

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. This week we are at the gallery of Christina Hankins.

Radio Gallery 09-4-2012 Christina Hankins

Our Fall series of studio interviews continues with voices of Minnesota artists from their own spaces, where they live, work or make their livelihood. This week we feature metal sculpture, Sam Wolfson.

Radio Gallery 11-07-2012 Sam Wolfson

Produced by: Maija Jenson

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. This week we hear from Tom Schrunk, a revolutionary artist working in the medium of lustrous materials.

Radio Gallery 10-31-2012 Tom Schrunk

Produced by: Maija Jenson

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. Lynn Speaker will be joining us this week from her studio in the Grain Belt Bottling House in Northeast Minneapolis.

Radio Gallery 10-24-2012 Lynn Speaker

Produced by: Maija Jenson

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. Lead designer, Scott Shore, will be speaking with us this week.

Radio Gallery 10-10-2012 Scott Shore

Produced by: Maija Jensen

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. This week Amy Tillotson will be speaking with us.

Radio Gallery 10-03-2012 Amy Tillotson

Michael Tonder

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. This week we'll be featuring artists whose work appears in the Crossing Borders Studio Tour.

Radio Gallery 9-26-2012: Crossing Borders Studio Tour

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. This week we'll be speaking with Julian D. Gee.

Radio Gallery 09-19-2012 Julian D. Gee

Beatrice's Tamales

This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. This week we are at the gallery of Anita Sue Kolman.

Radio Gallery 8-29-2012 Anita Sue Kolman

This week Radio Gallery spotlights the work of local landscape photographer Ryan Tischer.

Ryan Tischer has a passion for nature and it is expressed through the lens of a camera. He exhibits his photography at art shows and festivals around the Midwest.

Ryan Tischer Photography

Radio Gallery airs Wednesdays at 4pm and Fridays at 7:45am and is brought to you by:

KUMD's Radio Gallery spotlights the next Art Fair in town, Art in Bayfront Park happening Aug 18 & 19. Listen this week as we hear from clay artist Cheryl Husby.

Radio Gallery 08-15-2012 Cheryl Husby

Pages