Grant and KUMD Tackle Environmental Issues
Minnesota Sea Grant has teamed up with the "best
radio station in Minnesota" - KUMD, to produce a radio program
about Lake Superior science called "Listening to the Lake."
Every two weeks throughout the summer, KUMD (103.3 FM or www.kumd.org)
will broadcast the five to eight minute program. Listen for it during
the station's Northland Morning/Coffee Break show, which airs between
8:15 and 8:45 a.m.
"KUMD has known for years that most of its listeners
are really tuned in to environmental issues," said Paul Schmitz,
KUMD station manager. "Lake Superior is obviously central to the
environment in the Northland, and we are happy to be working with Sea
Grant to present some important and interesting information about the
lake and its many aspects. We think this program is a perfect fit."
KUMD, broadcast from the University of Minnesota Duluth
campus, is an independent public radio station offering a mix of community-based
programs and jazz. The St. Paul Pioneer Press has called KUMD the best
radio station in the state for its programming mix."We're excited
to have this new outlet for science-oriented information," said
Marie Zhuikov, Sea Grant communications coordinator and show producer.
"There's a lack of broadcast information available about Lake Superior,
and the lake is such a big part of the community, it made sense to expand
Shows air June 29, July 13, August 10, August 24, and
September 7. Topics focus on Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program,
rip currents, sea lamprey control efforts, metal corrosion in the harbor,
coaster brook trout rehabilitation, stormwater runoff, and an educational
Lake Superior boat trip.
Archived radio programs can be found on http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/pubs/ll/.
Contact: Marie Zhuikov, firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 726-7677.
Posted June 22, 2005
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