2023 marks KMUN’s 40th year bringing great music, news, and public affairs programming to the Lower Columbia Pacific Region’s salty airwaves, and we want YOU to celebrate with us! Below is our roster of birthday-related events and goings-on, and the list is always evolving, so keep an eye on this page for updates. You can also find these events on the Community Calendar, mingled with a flurry of other fantastic events in the region.
THANK YOU for keeping Community Radio alive and well in our region! Your donations and support help us bring you quality national news and local reporting, an always-evolving mix of music and entertainment, and stellar public affairs programs produced by our volunteers. Cheers to 40 years, and 40 more!
KMUN 2023 Birthday Events
Saturday April 8th
Barbara Grant: Book Release & Art Reception
Featuring a book of illustrations and 4 limited edition art prints, created by Cannon Beach fine artist Barbara Grant for The Current from throughout KMUN’s first decade on the air. Hosted by Gathered (512 12th St. in downtown Astoria). Prints and books will also be available in the online store (launching soon!).
April 10th – 21st
Spring Pledge Drive: The Birthday Edition!
Tune in for lots of special content, and pledge your support!
Tuesday April 11th
Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser
4 – 8pm at Carruthers Restaurant (1198 Commercial St. Astoria)
Proceeds from the evening’s sales go to KMUN!
KMUN Celebrity Bartenders: Adriana Guerrero & Jack Harris
Friday April 14th
Nellie McKay Live in Concert
7pm at the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Monday April 17th
KMUN’s Birthday & Proclamation
“KMUN Day” Proclamation @ 2pm by Astoria’s Mayor
Saturday April 22nd
The Big Birthday PARTY
6-9 PM, Astoria Elks Lodge (2nd floor)
40 year reunion and celebration – live music, dancing, and more! Wear your favorite 1980s clothing and/or your favorite KMUN swag! Everyone is welcome.
Saturday July 29th
Summer Block Party
Neighborhood fun on the block by the Tillicum House. Check this space for more information in late spring…
Saturday August 19th
Family Fun Concert with Red Yarn
Quatat Park, Seaside (check back for time)
…and more to come! Check back for information about other 2023 events, coming soon. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and program highlights.