Music Through the Day

Monday-Friday 10am-3pm

An eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriter, soul, world beat, and more

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College radio stations around the world are celebrating College Radio Day with their fans on November 4, 2016. We are taking part with The Basement Takeover!

Tune in all day to hear students and their playlists of new alternative music from hip-hop to indie rock to electronic. Expect to hear new Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, Danny Brown, and underground bands you can't hear anywhere other than on The Basement. Northland Morning's Radio Theatre will be carried out by students, and Music Through the Day will be DJ by The Basement DJ's.

Man singing into a microphone
John Behm

Twin Cities soul singer Sonny Knight's first album was named I'm Still Here;  Knight says it refers to "the fact that I'm still here to do what I do is like a blessing to me." We talked with Knight, a Vietnam veteran, about his long road to releasing his first album under his own name at the age of 65-his beginnings singing music in church in Mississippi (where he grew up before moving to St. Paul), the bands he performed with on and off along the way, and the show where the owners of Secret Stash records saw him for the first time.

Adam Swanson

KUMD is the official radio station of the 2016 Duluth Dylan Fest! Highway 61 Revisited host and local Dylan expert John Bushey celebrates the impending celebration with special interviews and rare Dylan tracks. Tune in for his special festival edition on Saturday 5/21 and again Monday, at 5pm.

George Harrison, Paul McCartney, George Martin, and John Lennon in the recording studio
WikiCommons

Beatles producer George Martin, sometimes referred to as "the fifth Beatle," died this week at the age of 90.

KUMD's resident musicologist, Chris Harwood, is a huge Beatles fan and collector; he joined Christine Dean during Music Through the Day to talk about Martin's legacy.

Women's History Month

Mar 17, 2015

KUMD celebrates Women's History Month by honoring women who lead, inspire, and make empowering strides. Hear their stories all month long, weekdays at 7 & 11am