“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/
09/05/2020 New Beginnings with Freddie Bell
Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie share exciting details on how to convert your unpaid work experience forward in reinventing your career. Our partners At AARP Twin Cities talk about the Selby Jazz festival kicking off this weekend.
08/16/2020 Education Conversation with AACRT and Governor Tim Walz
Louis King of the African American Community Response Team, Community Leaders, Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioners hold a Townhall discussing education disparities and solutions. The discussion centers on ways the State can get involved with direct help to students of color.
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.
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.
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.