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A portable or car radio works when digital TV and WiFi can’t.  When the power goes out, that’s when you likely need your radio for updated information. Unfortunately, power outages can also take Jazz88 off the air! Over the past few years, KBEM’s technical staff has eliminated most of the “single points of failure” that...
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KBEM/North High Radio curriculum student Art Colberg was known as a natural on the air during his time with the station between 1998 and 2001, and quick to help his fellow students get comfortable behind the mic.  Even though he passed away in an accident in 2004, his memory has been continuing to help students...
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Jazz88 KBEM-FM is seeking an individual or agency who will operate as an independent agent to solicit and acquire business and corporate sponsorship. Jazz88 has experienced a significant growth in listenership; potential interest in meeting client marketing needs is strong. This is a great opportunity to present to potential clients a marketing avenue for reaching...
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Looking for an opportunity to apply your talents and help Minnesota’s jazz station do its important work, all in as little as 3 to 6 hours per week?  Take a look at this list of current volunteer openings.  If one or more sound like a fit for you, email us for a consultation and tour....
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State climatologist with the DNR, Luigi Romolo, visits about the large hailstones that came down in the north and west metro on Monday, and checks in on our climate scorecard for 2019. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20190808090821-romolo20190806.mp3 Originally aired Tuesday, August 6, 2019 on The Morning Show with Travis Ryder.
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Jazz88’s resident foodie, Matt Gundrum, examines new venues for Bibuta, Cheese Louise, and Bark and the Bite.  Also: an obit for soon-to-close Lyn-Lake deli Mevyn, an examination of the food categories in City Pages’ new Best of the Twin Cities list, and a plug for some fine eats at the brand-new home of the Minnesota...
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State Climatologist Luigi Romolo recaps the winter storm from last week and previews a pleasant turn in the weather later this week. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20190419084334-romolo190416.mp3 Originally aired Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 on The Morning Show with Patty Peterson.
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The latest edition of Jazz in the Target Atrium from Orchestra Hall features four stalwart members of the Atrium Ensemble plus acclaimed mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski.  Hear it at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 on 88.5 and streaming live at jazz88.fm.  An extended cut will be accessible on demand and via podcast at 9 p.m. Saturday as...
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At home or away, with family or in a more intimate arrangement… Jazz88 is here to keep you company and help set the joyous mood this Christmas. Monday, December 24 9 am  The Morning Show with Emily Reese & Bob Jurek’s First Alert Traffic 10 am An Afro Blue Christmas.  Howard University’s vocal jazz ensemble entertains.  NPR’s Michele Norris...
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A group of top Twin Cities players will honor the music, influence, and spirit of the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove Tuesday night at The Dakota.  The show will include contributions from Debbie Duncan, Jeff Bailey, Kevin Washington, Kavyesh Kaviraj, Solomon Parham, Adam Meckler, Omar AbdulKarim, and special guest Justin Robinson from the Roy Hargrove Quintet. A versatile player who made his...
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