October 2, 2008

KBEM Pledge Drive - WIN A MARTIN D-18!

Win a Martin D-18 Guitar!

KBEM 88.5 begins their fall pledge drive on Friday, October 3rd.

In support of the great programming and educational mission of KBEM, The Podium has donated a brand new 2008 Martin D-18 that will be awarded to the winner of the drawing on Saturday, October 18th.

To enter, call in your pledge on Saturday October 4th or 11th, and you will automatically be entered to win.

Or you can pledge online at www.jazz88fm.com.

You don't need to pledge to enter. Simply mail a postcard to:

Attn: Martin Guitar Drawing
1555 James Avenue North, Minneapolis MN 55411

All entries must be received by midnight, October 14th.

In addition to jazz programming and MN-DOT traffic, KBEM also hosts Roots Music Saturdays with such programming as Bluegrass Saturday Mornings, Bluegrass Review, Mountain Stage, String Theory, Tent Show Radio, and Celtic Nation.

Show your support for KBEM, Minneapolis Public Schools, and roots music! Pledge!

About KBEM

Recognized as the Twin Cities’ public radio voice for jazz and education, KBEM is a program of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Approximately 150 students annually participate in KBEM’s hands-on educational program, which focuses on all aspects of broadcasting and production. Students who develop their skills and select broadcasting experience can gain significant on-air time. The station is on-air 24/7 with 35 hours of student programming each week, with live professional announcers and pre-recorded, syndicated programming filling out the rest of the schedule. KBEM is the only station in the Twin Cities market which offers a jazz format and officially provides MN-DOT traffic reports.

While the station is owned and governed by MPS, the KBEM Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Minneapolis Board of Education and to the KBEM staff.

KBEM was initially established at Minneapolis Vocational High School in the 1960s. The station was moved to North High School in 1983 as a part of the District’s desegregation initiative and it continues to reside there today. The vast majority of KBEM students attend North High School.