KMUD Community Radio is definitely not your average talk radio station. In fact, we would hesitate to label it as a talk radio station at all, did it not have a significant amount of talk shows, news and live events.
As the name suggests, KMUD is a community radio station, organized as a non-profit and heavy on local news and events. While it broadcasts its main signal on 91.1 FM in Redway, California, it also has quite a number of translators throughout Humboldt County and even reaching into neighboring Mendocino County. It’s main translator locations include Eureka (88.1), Laytonville (90.2) and Shelter Cove (99.3).
Located in Southern Humboldt County in Northern California, its headquarters are surrounded by what is largely regarded as the largest marijuana growing community in the United States, if not the world. It’s influence is readily apparent in the stations musical programming, which is an unpredictable mix of reggae, free-form jazz, The Grateful Dead and lots of other mellow tunes. In-between the music, the station airs (mostly local) news, community happenings, local talk shows, broadcasts from live, public events and meetings of interest to the Southern Humboldt Community.
For those of you not out in the boonies, KMUD’s live radio stream can be heard just about anywhere on earth via the internet. They offer a variety of both high-bandwidth and low-bandwidth feeds, suitable for those with slow connections, which are common in rural areas such as Southern Humboldt. If you happen to miss your favorite show, the station even has an archive section where you can download previous programs as a podcast.