Kevin Stanke

Community Outreach

Kevin works to form partnerships with local organizations to spread word of events to the KUMD audience. He began volunteering with KUMD in 2016, spinning tunes for The Local and The Lounge as "Marvin Themix". He enjoys finding new music, playing guitar, pick-up basketball, enjoying Duluth's outdoor activities and time with his family.

Ways to Connect

Daniel Oyinloye is a Nigerian-Born creative who moved to Minnesota in 2003. He operates DanSan Creatives where he is a producer and filmmaker but has also started his own musical project Seyi Stories which performs at Glensheen's Music on the Pier the same evening as this interview.

The Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival is back in Duluth with a lineup that includes Third World, Anthony B, Mr. Killa, Kranium, International Reggae All-Stars, Dynamq. and more July 17 at Bayfront.

Kiss the Tiger
Diana Albrecht.

Kiss the Tiger recently released Vicious Kid and their 3rd LP is filled with both soulful organ-driven tracks as well as some all out rock and roll edginess. Meghan Kreidler, front woman for Minneapolis based Kiss the Tiger, gave us a peek at the process of putting the album together when they joined us on The Local.

Richie Townsend of Lesser Planets, an instrumental prog rock band based out of Duluth recently released Electric Neon Plastic, recorded at Sparta Sounds. Hear our conversation we had with him on The Local. 

KUMD is proudly sponsoring the Duluth Dylan fest 2021. Check out all of the virtual and in-person events happening in this jam packed, exciting week! 


*Tour of Bob Dylan Sites in Duluth Armory Arts & Music Center Annex 9:00 AM | Free Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show KUMD 103.3 FM 5:00-6:00 PM | Free *Bob Dylan Revue Livestream Concert from Sacred Heart 7:00-8:30 PM | Free 


Hour two of The Local included a specially curated set by Teague Alexy in honor of Homegrown. We also chatted about his move to the Northland from New Jersey, his new Film THIS FEELING WILL BE OVER SOON, and his upcoming Homegrown performance (his first live performance since lockdown) Saturday at Earth Rider.

As part of a special Homegrown performance, members of New Salty Dog members Jacob and Owen Mahon visited The Local to perform 2 new songs as well a cut from their recent Pecan, Pecon album. They announced the plan to release a new album later this year, discussed their life as brothers, and expressed their desire to always play music no matter the circumstances. 

New Salty Dog will be performing at The Ripple Bar Friday, and Earth Rider Brewing both Saturday and Sunday.

Young man wearing headphones in front of a microphone in a radio studio.
Kevin Stanke for KUMD

Marvin Themix sat down for a conversation with Thro, an 18-year-old musician who spent the past year distance learning at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley after a year on their campus. He discusses his newest EP, A Week with Annabelle, and the inspiration he gathers for his songwriting from his spring walks up the Lester River.

Paul Lundgren, one of the founders of Perfect Duluth Day (Duluth's self-proclaimed "Duluthiest" web site) joined DJ Marvin Themix to talk about how it all started, how the pandemic has affected what they do, and what keeps him in Duluth. Also, as a member of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival committee, he gives us a preview of this year's virtual event.

Here's the full version of a song Paul references as a catlyst for his involvement in Duluth's music scene:

logo for MNspin website

MNspin is a project launched by the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis in 2017 to connect Minnesota musicians with a wider audience. MarvinThemix talked with the library's Jeff Radford about the effort and how musicians can submit their music.


Homegrown 2021
Homegrown 2021

The 2021 Homegrown Music Festival is moving online, May 2 - May 9, 2021. Homegrown is accepting submissions to be a part of the festival until March 26 available at

Marvin Themix checked in with Melissa LaTour, Director of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, about what the event will look like this year since the decision to make this year's festival virtual. Listen to their conversation from February 24, 2021.

AfroGeode on The Local

Feb 11, 2021
Woman standing in front of wall of CDs and letters spelling out KUMD
Kevin Stanke for KUMD

KUMD's Marvin Themix had a chance to chat with up-and-coming local vocalist and creative AfroGeode on The Local on 2-10-21. She shared how she chose that name and talked about her new single, "Unprotected Woman." The full single is available on all streaming platforms.

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