About Brendan Kelly

Station Manager at 98.9 FM in South Minneapolis

Volunteer Call

KRSM Radio has a variety of volunteer opportunities of different lengths. Please consider making yourself available to help advance our Southside Media Project. Volunteer hours are flexible! Anyone can volunteer!   DAILY ACTIVITIES: Update social media Visit the studio to take pictures File out a graphic each morning about the day's schedule Check in with hosts [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:21-05:00August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Volunteer Call

We made it! A message from KRSM Manager

A message from Station Manager Brendan Kelly following the June fundraising campaign: At the beginning of this month, we turned to our community for help. We asked you to give what you could to help us realize a dream 5 years in the making—launching a brand new community radio station for South Minneapolis. Today, I'm happy [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:21-05:00July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We made it! A message from KRSM Manager

Interview w/ new director at the Center for Health Equity

Last week, one of our newest programmers, Deatrick LaPointe (who will soon be launching his The Take-Care Show), sat down with Bruce Thao to discuss his new role working at the Minnesota Department of Health.  Take a listen and learn about the work being done in your community.

By |2019-03-12T16:12:21-05:00June 30th, 2017|Listen to This!|Comments Off on Interview w/ new director at the Center for Health Equity

Voices for Racial Justice presents “Our MNisota: A Shared Vision For Our State”

One day before the Presidential inauguration, Voices for Racial Justice held a rally in the Minnesota state capitol rotunda to lift up a new vision for our community. They presented an outstanding lineup of speakers and poets to celebrate and share VRJ's new document, "Our Minnesota: A Shared Vision for an Equitable State", a road-map for [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:24-05:00January 25th, 2017|Community Events, Listen to This!, Politics|Comments Off on Voices for Racial Justice presents “Our MNisota: A Shared Vision For Our State”

Listen to City Council Member Cano and guests discuss gentrification in Minneapolis

At KRSM, we see so many different ways that this station can be offered up to the community as a tool.  One way we feel we can be of service is to record and share important speeches, debates, forums, and public meetings that are taking place. Last Thursday, our team visited Las Mojarras on Lake Street for the [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:25-05:00December 8th, 2016|Community Events, Listen to This!, Politics|Comments Off on Listen to City Council Member Cano and guests discuss gentrification in Minneapolis

Learn more about the Latino Ecomomic Development Center and Theodore Wirth

This week's instalment of Local History Matters begins with a report on the Latino Economic Development Center, better known as the folks behind Mercado Central.  This organization has spent the last 2 decades working to help Latinxs achieve economic independence and has worked to develop sustainable centers of commerce for entrepreneurs in the community.  Following that, [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:26-05:00October 11th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn more about the Latino Ecomomic Development Center and Theodore Wirth

Learn about the great Minneapolis Fire, plus how to play football “like a girl”

The 6th graders from Ramsey Middle School are back with two new reports.  First, listen as the kids describe the day in 1893 when 23 blocks of Minneapolis were on fire with flames reaching 300 feet into the sky!  Then learn the history of the Minnesota Vixens, the country's longest-running football team for women.  If you [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:26-05:00September 20th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn about the great Minneapolis Fire, plus how to play football “like a girl”

Listen to 6th graders explore the history of two influencial immigrant groups in Minneapolis

We're back with our newest installment of Local History Matters, a collaboration with Ramsey Middle School.  This week, we hear students discuss the importance of places and institutions that celebrate pieces of the Twin Cities' legacy as a new home for immigrant groups.  In the first piece, students visit the Somali Museum of Minnesota and learn about the [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:27-05:00September 13th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Listen to 6th graders explore the history of two influencial immigrant groups in Minneapolis

Local History Matters researches Lena O Smith and the Foshay Tower

We’re back with another installment of Local History Matters, our collaboration with 6th graders from Ramsey Middle School. Each Tuesday, they check in to share a few stories that you might not know about the people and places that make up Minneapolis history.  In this edition, we learn about a brave and tireless lawyer named Lena [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:27-05:00August 30th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Local History Matters researches Lena O Smith and the Foshay Tower

Local History Matters: Charles Schultz and Minneapolis Bike Coalition

We're back with another installment of our history series put together by 6th graders at Ramsey Middle School.  This week, the kids are investigating the creator of the beloved Peanuts comic strip, plus a nonprofit group working to make Minneapolis an even safer and more enjoyable city for riding bikes. https://soundcloud.com/user-694815605/sets/local-history-matters-a-collaboration-w-ramsey-middle-school Check in with us each Tuesday for [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:28-05:00August 16th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Local History Matters: Charles Schultz and Minneapolis Bike Coalition
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