Friday, June 3, 2011

KZUM Radio

KZUM fm/
Today I'd like to tell you about something that's near and dear to my heart and that is one particular local radio station in Lincoln, Nebraska. I've been a fan of radio for my entire life and I tend to avoid corporate radio, preferring to support the folks who do things the old school way. It's hard to compete with everything else that's out there, but there is one little radio station in the middle of the country that's been fighting the good fight since 1978.

KZUM is heard locally at 89.3 FM and - thanks to live streaming - on the web at Staffed entirely by volunteers, it's Nebraska's only independent radio station and offers what is perhaps the most eclectic variety of music, news, and discussion you'll ever find in one place. Here's a short list of some of my favorite shows (all times listed are Central Time):
  • Friday 6:00-8:00 a.m. - "Morning Breath" (a variety of music)
  • Friday 8:00-10:00 a.m. - "Turtle Island" (World Music)
  • Saturday 3:30-5:30 p.m. - "Mundo Latino" (Latin Music)
  • Monday 7:30-8:00 a.m. - "Canine 360" (a talk show about dogs)
  • Monday 8:00-10:00 a.m. - "Dance Bands" (Big Band Music)
  • Monday 1:00-3:00 p.m. - "Buenos Tangos" (Tango Music)
And last, but certainly not least, KZUM plays the Blues in all its varieties every weekday afternoon from 3:00-6:00 p.m. On any given day, you may hear classics from the archives, brand new recordings, or interviews with Blues artists. Every day is something different and that's why I love it.

You will not be disappointed with what you'll hear on KZUM and I highly recommend it for anyone who has an interest in music of any type. Visit their website at for the program guide and you'll certainly find something you'll enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Conrad, the host of "Mundo Latino," just said that his show's time will be slightly different on the next two Saturdays. It will still be on Saturday afternoons, but for a longer time and will settle into 5:00-7:00 p.m. in a couple of weeks. The program guide on the KZUM website does not yet reflect these changes, but I suppose it will eventually. Do be sure to look for it.

    Conrad says that "Mundo Latino" is... "The past, present, and future of Latin music." His show is awesome!