“I think KZMU is well-poised to provide local, state, and regional news coverage for the Moab community,” Marcello said. “We have a solid, engaged audience who care about the area’s many issues. Although we are rooted in diverse, eclectic music, we also have a long-standing public affairs tradition. This newscast will continue and build on that foundation.”
The ten-minute daily news program will broadcast Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on 90.1 FM and 106.7 FM. The program will also be available on the KZMU website, kzmu.org, under the “KZMU News” tag.
“We believe that community radio can offer a unique perspective and immediacy to the events that are shaping and altering our lives,” said KZMU General Manager Marty Durlin. “Moab is bursting with new construction and new businesses and new people. Our natural environment receives much of the impact, but the area’s growth has an effect on the community’s health, political choices, and on our cultural lives as well. KZMU’s newscast will illuminate our shared experience with the intimacy only live radio can provide.”
“One of the things that makes KZMU so unique and so valuable to the community, is the fact that our music programming is authentic, diverse, and people-powered,” said music director Serah Mead. “For the past 26 years, KZMU’s large diversity of DJs is reflected in the music that’s played on KZMU. With ages ranging from early teens to mid 70s, you can trust that you won’t hear the same 10 songs every hour. Instead you’ll hear a true slice of Moab. Adding a daily newscast will only strengthen our voice as a community-powered station.”