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From humble beginnings in 1970, KBEM-FM has become the most powerful and longest-lasting radio station owned by a Minnesota school district, and one of the nation’s leading broadcast voices for jazz. Explore the people, places and events that have shaped KBEM’s first 50 years in this audio series. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20220204172918-KBEM50th_MnDOTinthe90s.mp3 In 1989 KBEM partnered with the...
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From humble beginnings in 1970, KBEM-FM has become the most powerful and longest-lasting radio station owned by a Minnesota school district, and one of the nation’s leading broadcast voices for jazz. Explore the people, places and events that have shaped KBEM’s first 50 years in this audio series. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20220202231912-KBEM50th_ThomasKoelgen.mp3 In this episode we hear from...
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From humble beginnings in 1970, KBEM-FM has become the most powerful and longest-lasting radio station owned by a Minnesota school district, and one of the nation’s leading broadcast voices for jazz. Explore the people, places and events that have shaped KBEM’s first 50 years in this audio series. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20220131134548-KBEM50th_1981StudentAuditions.mp3 In this snapshot of KBEM circa...
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Tune in Labor Day Monday at 10 a.m. for the two-hour radio special honoring some of the most notable pioneers of our jazz scene. Sourced from personal interviews as well as the concert celebration this spring, Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders 2021 will honor Legends Art Resnick, Donald Washington, Kenny Horst, Carole Martin, Ron Seaman,...
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We get an update on the state’s severe drought and some hopeful news about impending rainfall with  Minnesota state climatologist Luigi Romolo. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20210824105753-romolo210824.mp3 First aired August 24, 2021 during The Morning Show with Travis Ryder.
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Celebrate the heritage of a great music scene with this stream recording of some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Jazz88 host and award-winning vocalist Patty Peterson.  On May 29, 2021, Crooners Supper Club hosted an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz88 with support from the Minnesota Arts...
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  Luigi Romolo spoke with Patty Peterson about why the weather pattern has felt so cool this spring. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20210504095554-LuigiromeloMay4.mp3 This interview occurred May 4th, 2021 during the Morning Show with Patty Peterson. More Posts for Show: The Morning Show
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When vocal and piano powerhouse Diana Krall burst on to the jazz scene in the mid-nineties, the form was getting a bit long in the teeth. Most of the legends had passed on or exceeded their peak as far as female vocalists go. In walked Diana: Great vocal and piano chops, a reverence for the...
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Minnesota’s Jazz Station, 88.5 KBEM-FM, is seeking a host/producer to take charge of three arts and culture program projects between now and June 30, 2021: 1. Research, find sources, record, write, create, and publish 50 one-minute radio history segments. 2. Manage our stream-only, local music and student-focused second channel. Includes adding new music & existing...
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Jazz88 again presents an array of special holiday programs for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including a rare item this year: a fresh, local live holiday concert! Thursday and Friday will start out with holiday playlists on The Morning Show with guest host Michael Jamnick. Genaro Vasquez hosts the Afternoon Cruise on Thursday.  Middays and...
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