Music Through the Day

Monday-Friday 10am-3pm

An eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriter, soul, world beat, and more

KUMD's Maija Jenson shares her conversations with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls.

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Nate Ryan

Christine Dean of KUMD had a chance to talk with Gary Louris of Minnesota band the Jayhawks on June 29, 2018. They discussed what it was like for the Jayhawks to work as the backing band for Ray Davies of the Kinks on two of his recent albums, Americana and Our Country. Louris also talked about the

Jayhawks' next release, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels, which features tunes he co-wrote with and for other bands as well as a couple of all-new songs.

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Andrew Resler for KUMD

New Power Generation (NPG) was Prince's backing band for many years. Members of that group reunited in 2017 and have been performing shows billed as Celebrating Prince. They'll be bringing that show to the Big Top Chautauqua on Saturday, July 7, and band members stopped by Studio A to chat with Christine Dean. Guitarist Levi Seacer, an original NPG member, keyboardist and musical director Morris Hayes, who worked with Prince on and off for 20 years, and the band's new, young vocalist MacKenzie, talked about working with Prince and the new project.

Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront 7/7

Jun 5, 2018
Bayfront and Trampled by Turtles

KUMD is Proud to Sponsor Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront.

One of Duluth's most famous bluegrass/folk bands, Trampled by Turtles, performs live at Bayfront Festival Park on July 7. The concert will feature special guests including Bad Bad Hats, Charlie Parr, The Last Revel, Superior Siren, and Teague Alexy Band.

Date: Saturday, July 7

Time: 4:30pm (Doors 4pm)
Location: Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802

Lake Ave Live 6/15 & 6/16

Jun 5, 2018
Lake Ave Live

KUMD is proud to support Lake Ave Live bringing a line-up of local and regional musicians to Canal Park during the marathon weekend. Friday's line-up is all women fronted and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to PAVSA. Stop by the KUMD table for gifts and to meet our staff/volunteers.

Friday Lineup:

AMY HZL
Superior Siren
Gramma's Boyfriend
Venus DeMars & All The Pretty Horses
GGOOLLDD

Gate at 7pm
Tickets - $10

G. Love Interview

Jan 10, 2018
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Christine Dean for KUMD

Philadelphia native (now based in Boston) G. Love came to Duluth for a solo show on January 9, 2018 for the opening night of Duluth's newest venue, Sound. Teague Alexy opened the night, then G. Love played two sets to a full house; the first set had a bluesier feel, and he paid tribute to two of his musical idols, Bob Dylan and John Hammond. 

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Let KUMD be the soundtrack to your Thanksgiving Day.  We'll be sharing songs of the season, our annual broadcast of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" and music specials from Ralph Stanley, Tom Petty and more.

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Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples are bringing their tour to St. Paul and we want to send our listeners as a way of saying "thank you" for helping us reach our goal during our Fall Membership Drive. Tune in for a pledge-free week October 16 through October 20 to enter our drawing! 

Listen everyday this week for chances to call and enter, you can enter once per day.  The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20. The show takes place on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30PM at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. 

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College radio stations around the world are celebrating College Radio Day with their fans on November 4, 2016. We are taking part with The Basement Takeover!

Tune in all day to hear students and their playlists of new alternative music from hip-hop to indie rock to electronic. Expect to hear new Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, Danny Brown, and underground bands you can't hear anywhere other than on The Basement. Northland Morning's Radio Theatre will be carried out by students, and Music Through the Day will be DJ by The Basement DJ's.

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John Behm

Twin Cities soul singer Sonny Knight's first album was named I'm Still Here;  Knight says it refers to "the fact that I'm still here to do what I do is like a blessing to me." We talked with Knight, a Vietnam veteran, about his long road to releasing his first album under his own name at the age of 65-his beginnings singing music in church in Mississippi (where he grew up before moving to St. Paul), the bands he performed with on and off along the way, and the show where the owners of Secret Stash records saw him for the first time.

Adam Swanson

KUMD is the official radio station of the 2016 Duluth Dylan Fest! Highway 61 Revisited host and local Dylan expert John Bushey celebrates the impending celebration with special interviews and rare Dylan tracks. Tune in for his special festival edition on Saturday 5/21 and again Monday, at 5pm.

George Harrison, Paul McCartney, George Martin, and John Lennon in the recording studio
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Beatles producer George Martin, sometimes referred to as "the fifth Beatle," died this week at the age of 90.

KUMD's resident musicologist, Chris Harwood, is a huge Beatles fan and collector; he joined Christine Dean during Music Through the Day to talk about Martin's legacy.

Women's History Month

Mar 17, 2015

KUMD celebrates Women's History Month by honoring women who lead, inspire, and make empowering strides. Hear their stories all month long, weekdays at 7 & 11am