It’s no secret that the outbreak of COVID-19 has taken a toll on the local music scene. Beloved venues have closed their doors, social distancing measures have limited audience engagement, and performers have had to deal with the loss of a crucial aspect of their lives. With no other choice, Lincoln musicians have spent the past 10 months applying their creativity to finding new ways to perform, rehearse, and interact with the community.
Like many organizations, we like to poll our team for some of the highlights of the year. CHECK BACK OFTEN to see if your favorite show or radio host has submitted a list.
Giving Tuesday is December 1st and kicks off a whole month of charitable giving! Can you commit to giving a small, monthly donation to KZUM every month? We have some really cute holiday thank you gifts that are available now! Head to kzum.org and make a one time gift or become a monthly sustainer now!
This year's annual meeting will feature an address from our General Manager, Kerry Semrad. You will hear how this unprecedented year has affected community media in Lincoln, what initiatives the station has been working on and what the next year looks like.
A New KZUM Program Archive is now available! This archive allows you to listen to KZUM programs for 2 weeks after they first air on 89.3 KZUM - In their entirety. If you miss one of your favorite shows or perhaps you just want to revisit one you've already heard, now you can enjoy it with the new ARCHIVE!
As we near the end of our 2020 fiscal year, we ask you for a donation to support your community radio station. Your contribution will not only ensure that KZUM can still provide vital resources and awesome music but will also help to secure a very important grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Every year at KZUM, we dedicate Labor Day Weekend to celebrating the blues. Starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, KZUM will feature 84 straight hours of the blues. You can see the schedule here.
KZUM was part of a national conversation with dozens of other community radio stations, facilitated by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. The goal was to seek out roadblocks, create support and define a path toward a more equitable industry. The result was the formation of a nationwide cohort of stations who are committing to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as organizational priorities. On July 16, 2020, the KZUM Board of Directors unanimously voted to join this important cohort.
Help us prepare for a new wave: Send us your recommendations for our Pandemic Playlist!
Your fund drive premiums can be picked up when you call ahead for curbside pick up.