Thank you for making HOMEMADE radio possible

Thank you to everyone who helped KUMD in support of our membership drive. It takes all sorts of ingredients to make homemade radio but the most vital are those who show their support. We love all of our listeners, but a special thanks to our new and renewing members who made their contribution! KUMD accepts donations year-round, so you can still make your donation.

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The Latelys on the Local

This soulful local trio releases their new album, Waiting for You , on Friday, October 18 at The Rex Bar in Duluth. We got a preview when they joined us for an interview on October 16 during The Local. The Latelys on Facebook
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Green Visions: a metaphor for the bigger change

The vote to ban single-use bags - paper AND plastic - was pushed back a couple of weeks on Monday night to allow for more discussion. A committee-of-the-whole meeting is set for October 24 to concentrate on the proposed ordinance. Jamie Harvie of Bag It, Duluth says the group has been working to get the ordinance passed for over two years, so a delay to answer more questions isn't a problem. But he says Duluth is playing catch-up in terms of other cities, states and countries that have begun...

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Forever Home 10/17

Oct 17, 2019


Shiloh is a 1 year old male lab who is good with kids. Shiloh is a good boy who has had a rough start. He is looking for a home who will love him forever. Shiloh will be up-to-date on shots and neutered.


Alaska is a two year old that loves everyone. Alaska has lived with other cats and does well with them. He doesn't take long to warm up to people. He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccines.

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I know you’re worried about hurting me and I want you to feel this deep inside. I’m an old woman and I don’t have anything left to pass on to anyone. My opportunity to leave something permanent is gone. I want to know the first time you ever recognized cancer was here. You’re going to feel this again and you’re going to have to tell someone what it is. You need to know what this feels like so you catch it earlier than they did with me. If you’re going to be a doctor, you can’t be afraid.

KUMD Album Review: Natural, Everyday Degradation

Oct 11, 2019

  Remo Drive released their fifth EP on October 1st, 2019. The three tracks of the EP present a more polished edition of the parent album, Natural, Everyday Degradation. 

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Larry Weber did a little traveling around western Minnesota this last week and took in decidual forests, aspen parklands, and prairie country.

But despite seeing plenty of migrants and leaf color, he just couldn't find a public radio station he likes as much as KUMD.

It's true: in space, no one can hear you scream.

But here at KUMD, everyone can hear us offer Bob King's new book as a thank-you gift for your qualifying membership pledge.

Forever Home 10/10

Oct 10, 2019


Camp is a male cat that's about 1-2 years old. Camp is a very socially friendly boy, he gets his name because he was found at a camp wandering around getting all the love from the campers


Aztec is an 8-9 year old chihuahua. He is a friendly little guy who likes adults and kids. He has lived with other dogs but we are unsure how he does wirh cats. Aztec is looking for an adopter and his forever home.

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Last month, UMD students threw away almost 200 fewer pounds of food than in September of the year before.

Solar production on campus has tripled since the SUN program got off the ground four years ago.

Tomorrow (October 10) is UMD's Sustainability Fair, and whether you're a student or a community member, there's a lot for you to take in.

©Bob King. Used wth permission.

The moon's going through an awkward phase.

It's gibbous right now, something Italian speakers know means convex on both edges, and fans of Stephen King know means scary and something awful is going to happen.

KUMD Album Review: When I Have Fears

Oct 7, 2019

  Dublin-based rock band The Murder Capital dropped their debut album When I Have Fears in August of 2019. The quintet signed to Human Season Records in 2018 and found a producer in Flood, the engineer behind the work of artists from PJ Harvey to U2 to Nine Inch Nails. A close friend’s suicide inspired the album’s title and its themes of death and mental illness; the band’s home city informed lyrics about gentrification and homelessness in the name of development.


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How to Listen Live

We're currently experiencing a technical issue with our home page streaming player. The good news is that while we work on that, you still have several options for streaming KUMD online. Not sure which one to choose? Try the MP3 stream, which works well for many computers and devices.

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KUMD Events

Pert Near Sandtstone
Pert Near Sandtstone

  Mojo and Bob & Blue Ox Music Festival are excited to present a special night of bluegrass and roots music at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth, MN on Friday, November 15th. You're not going to want to miss this one.

Pert Near Sandstone will be fiddling, picking and stomping throughout the night. They sold out the last time they played NorShor in 2018 with Charlie Parr.

Jerry Douglas, 13-time Grammy winner and one of the world's greatest dobro players, will take the stage solo but is rumored to join Pert Near Sandstone during their performance.

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KUMD Live from Studio A Volume 1

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1 , a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

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