KUMD 103.3FM is community radio created here in the Northland by staff, UMD students and community volunteers. KUMD volunteers and interns have contributed thousands of radio broadcast hours, behind the scenes production work, pledge drive assistance and event staffing over the past 60+ years. You, too can be a part of the Duluth Public Radio legacy. We have on and off air opportunities from marketing, events, news, production program host and more. Drop us a note, fill out an application and we will help you find your niche here at KUMD.
KUMD has volunteer-powered shows including Jazz, Folk, Blues, Local Music, Reggae, Country, Jam and more. We offer you on-air training in radio broadcast basics to start you on your DJ journey. KUMD has significant CD and LP libraries for most of our volunteer-powered programs. If you are interested in being on air or want more information about the next training series; email KUMD Program Director Chris Harwood.
Current on-air opportunities include many of our volunteer powered programs:
The Basement(Students Only): Student-run-radio takes over the airwaves every night after 9 and each night 2-3 djs put on 2-hour shows. We offer students professional media experience in many areas. Train for on-air hosting and join a committee; Programming and production, Music committee, Marketing events/street team, and the KUMD Morning show News Team. Check out The Basement page and find more information about the KUMD News team below.
Community Volunteer Opportunities: Evenings 6-9pm Tues - Sun plus weekend shows
Finding the Groove: Friday Night 9-11pm This long-running show on KUMD is a blend of rock, jam and groovy tunes from the vinyl room and is in need of a committed host or hosts to make this time slot the Friday night tune in for the Northland.
House is Jammin' Tuesdays 6-9pm is a mix of jam, jazz, funk, r&b and rock is the current mix but we are working with staff and volunteers to revitilize the timeslot and make this show shine. Be the change on KUMD!
Women's Music Show Sundays 1-5pm - This program is always welcoming additional hosts - the show has 2, 2-hour shifts - most hosts volunteer 1-2 times per month. This is a fun group of women who share a wonderful and long-runnning volunteer- powered show on KUMD.
Saturday Afternoon Blues 12-3pm - We are always open to blues fans joining the team as we have a number of blues shows on KUMD. Most hosts choose to do 1 or more shows per month.
Internships at KUMD
News, Journalism and Production
KUMD's Northland Morning program has several news internships available, both paid and unpaid (for credit may be arranged). If you're detail-oriented, responsible, and looking for real-world newsroom or communications department experience, please send your application to Kevin Stanke (email Kevin). Applications accepted immediately for internships available beginning in Fall, 2019.
News and Assistant Producer Internships (Unpaid): KUMD 103.3 FM accepts 2-3 student news interns each semester to produce the 8am hour of Northland Morning with host Lisa Johnson. Northland Morning is a locally-produced music and interview program M-F from 6 to 9 a.m. Interns work beats and assignment desk, pitch stories, book and screen guests, and write copy. Additional opportunities include web writing, audio editing, voice production and assistant producer for regular segments like "The Sea Grant Files," "Green Visions," and others.
Northland Morning Assistant Producer (Work-Study position): The Northland Morning Assistant Producer is responsible for managing the KUMD email, creating various reports, maintaining databases, contacting interview guests, producer in-studio two days a week, and works closely with Lisa Johnson and the Assistant News Producer. Work study preferred. The successful candidate would ideally work with the current assistant producer during spring semester, learning the job so they can transition into the position seamlessly at the end of the school year in May.