“KMOJ’s Community Viewpoint” is a podcast series created by KMOJ-89.9 FM Radio “The People’s Station”. These conversations explore issues and perspectives critical to the health and well-being of all members of the communities of color we serve.
Since first going “on the air” in 1976, KMOJ-89.9-FM continues its legacy as the community-oriented station located in Minneapolis, Minnesota airing a predominantly urban adult contemporary format.
“KMOJ’s Community Viewpoint” is one way the station achieves its mission of engaging, supporting and empowering Communities of Color to elevate the way of life of the people of its community and to challenge social and economic disparities, and the persistent consequences of historic racism.
The station call letters, “KMOJ” were inspired by the Swahili word “UMOJA” which means “Unity.” http://kmojfm.com/
Housing First: KMOJ explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities Hour 1
Housing First: KMOJ explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities, So Our Community Can Thrive – Hour 1
In this program KMOJ Host Freddie Bell shines a light on how housing challenges affect people in our communities. Homeownership is the pathway to true equality and prosperity. But racial covenants on property titles in the early 20th century created structural barriers to safe housing and wealth building. The program explores how these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. And we look at what is now being done to mediate the effects of these historical inequities, and current efforts to create more affordable housing in the twin cities, as well as what is being done to end homelessness in our communities.
Housing First: KMOJ Explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities – Hour 2
In February of 2020, KMOJ hosted a live community conversation, moderated by KMOJ’s Zannie K, and featuring researcher Dr. Brittany Lewis, legal aid attorney Joey Dobson, Ward 5 Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, and former executive director the of MPHA, Tracey Scott. The program also highlights the voices and stories of many community members speaking about their housing challenges and opportunities.
09/29/2022- KayCyy with BKTHERULA- Homecoming Concert
KayCyy has made a business out of vibes. Infusing surrealistic soundscapes with metallic vocals and impressionistic lyrics that spill out like secrets, the 24-year-old GRAMMY-winning ,Kenyan born, Minnesota native merges confidence with clandestine cool, delivering sleek, immersive songs for a new generation of ragers. He blends those gifts wherever he goes, from Ye’s Donda—where he made multiple contributions—to “Flew By You,” a dreamlike single.
09/30/2022- Mayor Frey Nominates Brian O'Hara for Police Chief
Mayor Frey nominates Brian O'Hara for Police Chief to serve as the next Minneapolis Chief of Police.
09/30/2022 Caroline Glawe- Program Manager- MN Reading Corps
Two decades of reading , math growth wiped away by pandemic-disrupted learning, yet 800 tutors still needed in Minnesota schools. Hennepin and Ramsey County schools need more than 300 tutors.
KMOJ: Healing the Community, So We All Can Breathe
KMOJ continues doing its part to foster safe communities and also to help it heal following the aftermath of the George Floyd murder.
Listen to a short montage of KMOJ's work-product taken from live interviews and public service announcements.