KYMN 1080 AM: blogging, streaming, and soon, podcasting

KYMN home page New KYMN 1080 AM owner Jeff Johnson has brought the station into the 21st century in the span of a month. With the help of new hire Tim Freeland and couple of local consultants (yeah, I’m one), the station launched a blog a few weeks ago and this week, they turned on live audio streaming.  See the screenshot with the arrows, pointing to the link that triggers the streaming and the options available from the player. This morning, I listened to Dusty Budd’s 8:05 newscast, pausing and starting it several times as I was interrupted by pesky citizens. Way slick. (continued)

Besides the live stream, you can also use the live stream player to listen some audio clips, currently Will Healey’s Feb. 9 ‘Long Way Home’ show and an interview with Northfield Hospital Administrator Ken Bank.

We’ve added the KYMN blog RSS feed to our left sidebar aggregator and the blog is now listed on our Northfield Civic Blogosphere page in the media section.


  1. Jeff Johnson said:

    Thanks for the post, Griff! It is my goal to increase our relevancy within our community. AM radio has served the public well for nearly a century, but in today’s technology-crazed society, much more is needed.

    AM radio has issues with it’s coverage (inability to reach into some structures, low power at night…I really hate that one…etc…), and streaming eliminates all of that. Our feed is coming directly out of the studio in stereo and sounds great. This will give us an opportunity to expand our evening programming and allow listeners a much clearer broadcast of Northfield Raider sports.

    KYMN still has many new things in the works that we will be introducing soon, so keep it tuned to AM1080 or listen at!

    February 13, 2009
  2. Ross Currier said:

    Jeff –

    Perhaps your goal should be to increase your community within your relevancy.

    We’ll know that you’ve succeeded when folks start saying, “I heard it on the Y”.

    But seriously, I’m really enjoying hearing KYMN through my computer.

    February 13, 2009
  3. I enjoy hearing it on my computer, too! It sounds great, Jeff. Marilyn Sellars is going to be on Wayne’s show March 17 and she told me she was glad to know she could tune in from Edina online now to check in on her old stomping grounds.

    February 13, 2009
  4. Helen Albers said:

    For Will Healy and buddies,

    “The Long Way Home” has the best tunes I have heard for ages!

    And, I enjoy the banter, too!

    Great addition to KYMN! Thanks!

    Helen Albers

    April 5, 2009
  5. Griff Wigley said:

    Agreed, Helen.

    And as we mentioned on our show/podcast last week, their new music format is now in, um, full swing.

    I asked Tim Freeland to describe the new music format and he wrote:

    It’s important to note that we’re
    spanning many different genre’s from
    the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. People tend
    to point to swing or jazz, but we have
    an equal shot of big band and blues.

    April 8, 2009

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