Christine Dean

Music Director, Webmaster, Interim Station Manager

Christine started her radio career at age 17 in her hometown of Sauk Centre, Minnesota. She first came to KUMD as a student news intern and announcer in 1987, then spent many years working in commercial radio in Duluth before returning to the station in 2000. In 2008 she became the Music Director and is the producer of Live from Studio A, KUMD’s live performance and interview program. One of her favorite things about her job is the opportunity to share music from the Twin Ports’ many talented local artists. In her spare time she takes full of advantage of Duluth’s outdoors opportunities.

Credit Photo by Erin Welch

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KUMD's John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon coverage starts on Wednesday, January 22 on Northland Morning. We're getting you ready for the race with a chance to win a dog sled run for two from Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing near Bayfield. Be listening the week of January 20 for your chance to enter and win!

Taylor James Donskey
Taylor James Donskey

This Minneapolis-based songwriter and performer got his start in music as a teenager in his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He's performed in Twin Cities bands including the Lowland Lakers, and will be releasing his debut solo album, Paper Over It, on January 16. He'll join us on Friday, January 17 for a preview of his show the same evening at Sir Benedict's Tavern.

Man in a Santa hat holding a stuffed reindeer and a Christmas 45rpm record
Jennifer Moore

Tune in for a festive musical holiday lineup on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

12/24

9pm-midnight A Mayou, Mayou Christmas-father and son hosts Dave and Mike Mayou bring us three hours of music for the holiday.

Woman playing guitar and singing into a microphone
Christine Dean

This long-time local folk singer, community choir director, and activist is releasing her sixth solo album, Song Like a Seed, on Sunday, December 22nd at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth. We found out more and heard songs from the album when Thomsen joined us in the studio on December 19, 2019; listen to the session below.

Sara Thomsen
Sacred Heart Music Center

 

Tuck & Patti
KUMD

Fazio is a Chicago-based jazz vocalist whose latest album, Let's Go, was produced by renowned jazz duo Tuck & Patti. They joined us in the studio on December 5 for a preview of their show the same night at the West Theater in West Duluth.

Sam Fazio
Tuck & Patti

West Theater

Frankie Lee
KUMD

Listen to our session with this Minnesota musician recently released a new album named after his hometown, Stillwater. We found out more and heard songs from the release when he and local musician Sarah Krueger joined us in the studio on November 22, 2019.

Frankie Lee
Sacred Heart Music Center

Charlie Parr
KUMD

We are delighted to welcome back this local favorite to our studios on November 20th. He's doing a residency Wednesdays in November at the Cedar Lounge in Superior. We chatted with Parr about his latest, self-titled, album and heard some tunes.

Charlie Parr
Cedar Lounge

Pert Near Sandstone
KUMD

This Minnesota quintet has been making high-energy, foot-stomping string band music (complete with percussion from a clogger) for over a decade. They founded the Blue Ox Festival, have appeared at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and since their last visit to our studio did their first tour of Europe. We caught up with them when they joined us in the studio on November 15; they performed later the same night at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth with dobro legend Jerry Douglas and Useful Jenkins.

Jim Hall at KUMD's Live From Studio A
KUMD

In his 50 years playing music in the Twin Ports, this singer/songwriter/guitarist has performed in a long list of projects that includes Azure du Jour, Blue Healer, Spotted Mule, and Jim's Country Laundry. He's released numerous albums, both solo and with groups, and has written many much-beloved tunes, including "Beast in the Yard." Truly a Duluth treasure, Hall played a 50th anniversary show on November 16 at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth; he joined us in the studio for a preview on November 14.

Sacred Heart Music Center

Nicholas David
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Ten years ago when we did an in-studio session with Nicholas Morzinski (aka The Feelin'), we had no way of knowing that in a few short years he'd become a finalist on The Voice and become a household name as "Nicholas David." KUMD's Christine Dean had a chance to catch up with Nicholas when he was back in Duluth for a show on 11/7/19; they talked about the opportunities he's had since that 2012 The Voice appearance and about his new album.

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Robb Justice
KUMD

This Minnesota native recently moved back to the state after years spent in Alaska. The singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose influences rock, blues, and country, recently released a second album. He joined us in the studio on October 25 for a preview of his show the same evening at Wussow's Concert Cafe in West Duluth.

Robb Justice
Wussow's Concert Cafe

The Lately's
KUMD

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.

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The Rex on Facebook

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Dan Israel
KUMD

This Twin Cities singer/songwriter recently released his 15th album, Social Media Anxiety Disorder. We found out more when he joined us in the studio on October 10; he has a show the same night at Ursa Minor Brewing in Duluth's Lincoln Park.

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