Lincoln is home to a multitude of art galleries which cater to the artists, students and residents in the community. As COVID-19 first began its spread, the galleries were forced to acclimate to the new realities that the pandemic presented. For many, the first months of uncertainty resulted in temporarily closed doors.
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.
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.
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.
The Jazz in June concert originally scheduled for June 2, 2020 has been postponed until July 7.
Long time KZUM Programmer, Scott Colborn, passed away on March 30, leaving a hole in the hearts of his family, friends and devoted fans. Scott was the host of the Saturday morning talk show Exploring Unexplained Phenomenon, which would have celebrated 36 years on air in October. Having been with KZUM since 1984, his passing will be felt deeply in our organization.
Let’s talk about how the COVID 19 pandemic has changed your daily life. How are you feeling about social distancing? What words of encouragement do you have for your community? Call in and tell us about your challenges and maybe even some silver-linings.