KZMU Moab Community Radio

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KZMU is a noncommercial, grassroots radio station located in the heart of Moab, Utah. We are independent, live, local media whose mission is to engage, inform, entertain, empower, and connect the communities of Southeastern Utah. Because almost all of our programming is locally originated, it takes a dedicated, eclectic group of volunteer DJs – along with part-time staff – to keep music and news flowing over our airwaves. In a world of radio that is overwhelmingly corporate, impersonal, over-commercialized and unimaginative, we at KZMU are proud to open our doors, empower an engaged community, encourage authentic personality, and hear the spice of life through story and song. Our call letters say it all, “Krank Zee Music Up!”

Series

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63 Pieces

A radio show exploring the science and learning about the scientists from the Colorado Plateau


Latest Pieces

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In Moab, climate change has greatly reduced the size of the wetlands and many of the mosquitoes’ natural predators that used to live there have als...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 18:10
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Biological soil crusts—mosses, lichens, and bacteria that live on the surface of dryland soils—perform crucial functions in desert ecosystems. Some...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 23:11
  • Purchases: 1
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When it comes to arid climates, junipers are some of the toughest trees around. But in the past two years, southeastern Utah has seen huge swathes ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2020
  • Length: 21:03
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A unique combination of events came together at the end of Permian time (250 million years ago)that resulted in the extinction of more the 90% of l...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2020
  • Length: 31:05
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Extreme heat can be dangerous and is often called the "silent killer". We talk with Kirsten Goldstein, a grad student at Utah State University in ...

Bought by KVSC and KRZA


  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 23:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Sixty years after its creation, Lake Powell faces an uncertain future with increasing drought and limited runoff into the Colorado River Basin. He...

Bought by KGNU Boulder, Colo. and 'The Sea'


  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Colorado Plateau has a long history of uranium mining. That history is especially apparent within the Navajo Nation, which has hundreds of aban...

Bought by KGNU Boulder, Colo.


  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 28:16
  • Purchases: 1
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There is a lot of Western science happening here on the Colorado Plateau but there is also long-held Indigenous knowledge that is centered on knowi...

Bought by KGNU Boulder, Colo.


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 30:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Wildfires often result in increased flooding of an area. We talk with Natalie Gillard, a graduate student in watershed sciences at Utah State Univ...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., WYAP, KICI Iowa City, KVSC, and KRZA


  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 25:44
  • Purchases: 5
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Outcrops of Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation in Grand County, Utah contain dinosaur fauna found nowhere else in the world. We talk with Dr. Jam...

Bought by KRZA and 'The Sea'


  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 26:09
  • Purchases: 2