First off, thanks to all of our listeners and supporters for voting us for BEST RADIO STATION in the Mid-Valley for the second year in a row!  Not to mention two KMUZ DJs appeared in the “Best DJ” category.  We are proud and the timing couldn’t be better – Pledge Drive Week is here and that means we’ve got loads of special programming.  We hope you’ll call in (503-990-6101) to pledge your support dollars to keep KMUZ going strong!

Pledge Drive Week runs May 6-12 and while you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite shows, some of them will have a fun twist for just this week, and others will be unique one-time-only programs.  Here is a partial list — be sure to tune in!

Monday May 6, 8-10pm:  Tune in for a special “nightcap” edition of Up With People. Special guest hostesses, the Girl From Ipanema and Auntie Viviwa from Radio Exotica, can’t wait to tuck you in for the night, with a special selection of cocktail music and bedtime stories. It’s Bedtime for Grown Ups.

Tuesday, May 7, 2-3pm:  Join one of the “Best DJs in the Mid-Valley”, Ann McBride, for a special one-time-only hour of her magical radio presence–tune in and you’ll know why she won!

Tuesday, May 7, 3-4pm:  Lay Down Your Weary Tune with DJ Marc Albert and hear what’s Blowin’ in the Wind for a full hour of Bob Dylan tunes. The Times They Are A-changing but this will Make You Feel [Our] Love.

Wednesday, May 8, 10am-noon:  Join Tim Gordon who will help you find your groove from the decade that brought you feathered bangs, the oil crisis, Starsky and Hutch, Apple and Atari, disco, massive inflation, the waterbed, Watergate, and ABBA.

Wednesday, May 8, 2-3pm:  Melanie Belle hosts a one-time-only program entitled “Quick Trip South of the Border” that will combine music and conversation to give you a flavor of  Brazil and a unique perspective on women’s issues in Latin America.  Special guest Sarah Reis, a native of Brazil, will share her music and research on gender-based budgeting.

Wednesday, May 8, 9-11pm:  Karen Dropkick is back!  Get your fix of old school punk rock ‘n’ roll from both new and old bands, lots of rare vinyl, and with a special emphasis on girl-fronted bands.

Friday, May 10, 7-8:30am:  While you’re putting on your parachute pants or curling your asymmetric hair-do, join Alex for a totally rad 80s pop show. He’s gonna play some synthpop and new wave, and we’re going to party like it’s 1989!

Friday, May 10, 8-10pm:  Sonic Quarry digs deep for funk tonight!  Rick is gonna lay down some old-school R’n’B, Funk ‘n’ Soul tunes for y’all. To quote the great funk philosopher Ronald Bell, “The message is in the music and the music is the message.”  It doesn’t get better than this.

Saturday, May 11, 2-4pm:  Carl and Alex are taking a break from their “Honey-Do” list to kick back and play some of their favorite music for you. Make Carl’s day by calling in with your pledge and requesting a song by the ’60s band Spirit!

In addition to these special programs, some of your favorite programs will be expanded this week:  Tune in early for Sound of the Islands and Mundo Mojo on Monday, Western Swing on Thursday, Honey Do on Saturday, and Northwest Notes on Sunday.  Stay tuned later for Music & Memories on Monday and More Accordion on Sunday.