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KBEM (88.5 FM, "Jazz 88") is a Minneapolis, Minnesota public radio station broadcasting a jazz format. The station is operated by Minneapolis public school system and has also been known since the mid-1990s as a partner with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), providing traffic congestion reports for commuters in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. However, the traffic contract is likely to expire in 2005. KBEM is part of Minnesota's Independent Public Radio network, formerly known as AMPERS. In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... The term public school has two contrary meanings: In England, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as in... Traffic jams are common in heavily populated areas. ... The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... Independent Public Radio (IPR) is a public radio network in Minnesota. ...


The station first took to the air in October, 1970. Its broadcast studios were originally in the former Vocational High School in downtown Minneapolis (since converted to an office building in which KLBB/KLBP now operate) and has, since 1984, been located at North Community High School. The current jazz format began in 1985. Students still use the station during the day to make news reports, and other programming, such as school board meetings, is also carried. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Graduates of KBEM's broadcast instructional program have gone on to work at WCCO-AM, KQRS, KFAI, MPR, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, KPCC in Los Angeles, KQED in San Francisco and XM Satellite Radio, among other media.


In late 2004, it was announced that Mn/DOT would be cutting their funding of the station as a cost-saving measure. This funding amounted to US$418,000 per year at the time of cancellation, although the current contract extends until March 2005. The money accounted for roughly half of the station's budget, so KBEM launched an emergency fundraising drive. By January 2005, the drive had gathered $45,000 from the public toward a goal of $138,000 to cover the station until the end of its fiscal year (mid-2005). The school system hopes to roughly double membership from 4,000 to 8,000. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... A contract is any legally-enforceable promise or set of promises made by one party to another. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Ongoing events • Iraqi legislative election • Bill C-38 (Canada gay marriage) • Tsunami relief • Cedar Revolution in Lebanon • Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan • German Visa Affair 2005 • Expo 2005 in Nagoya, Japan • Terri Schiavo controversy • Pope John Paul II... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Stub ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15 Ruth Warrick • 14 Rudolph Moshammer Recent deaths Ongoing events • Tsunami relief...


In an unusual move, Clear Channel Communications—regarded by many as an "evil" corporation today—donated $25,000 to the station in January and began to run fundraising announcements on the company's area stations, including Cities 97 (KTCZ) and their own "smooth jazz" outlet, KJZI. On the other hand, the well-known Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) was criticized somewhat for not immediately coming to the station's aid, even though the organization and its leader Bill Kling had assisted other troubled organizations previously (credits include leading a fundraising drive to replace transmitting antennas destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks). Clear Channel Communications is a media company based in the United States of America. ... Cities 97 (KTCZ 97. ... Smooth jazz is a controversial term, denoting a form of music that many jazz lovers do not consider to be a form of jazz, and that others do. ... KJZI (100. ... Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. ... William H. Kling is an American businessman best known for launching Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), an organization he continues to lead. ... A yagi antenna Most simply, an antenna is an electronic component designed to transmit or receive radio waves. ... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


Minnesota Public Radio had attempted to purchase the station back in 1979 as part of an attempt to split the growing network into classical music and talk radio components, but the deal eventually fell through. Instead, the organization acquired WLOL 1330 AM in 1980. A decade later, they finally made the split in the Twin Cities region with the purchase of WLOL 99.5 FM (now KSJN). It is unlikely that MPR would make another move to acquire KBEM anytime soon, as the group currently owns three stations in the region that have much more broadcasting power (KBEM is only licensed to broadcast 2,150 watts, while the three MPR stations are 100,000 watt outlets). 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... WLOL (1330 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... KSJN (99. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ...


External links

  • KBEM Jazz 88 FM (http://www.jazz88fm.com/)

References

  • Deborah Caulfield Rybak (January 23, 2004). Radio rival comes to aid of KBEM. (http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/5200225.html) Minneapolis Star Tribune.
  • Matt Peiken (February 20, 2005). Jazz station sounds optimistic note.] Saint Paul Pioneer Press.

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KBEM (507 words)
KBEM (88.5 FM, "Jazz 88") is a Minneapolis, Minnesota public radio station broadcasting a Jazz format.
KBEM is part of Minnesota's Independent Public Radio network, formerly known as AMPERS.
It is unlikely that MPR would make another move to acquire KBEM anytime soon, as the group currently owns three stations in the region that have much more broadcasting power (KBEM is only licensed to broadcast 2,150 watts, while the three MPR stations are 100,000 watt outlets).
KBEM - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (547 words)
KBEM (88.5 FM, "Jazz 88") is a Minneapolis, Minnesota public radio station broadcasting a jazz format.
KBEM is part of Minnesota's Independent Public Radio network, formerly known as AMPERS.
It is unlikely that MPR would make another move to acquire KBEM anytime soon, as the group currently owns three stations in the region that have much more broadcasting power (KBEM is only licensed to broadcast 2,150 watts, while the three MPR stations are 100,000 watt outlets).
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