This station is made by locals for locals
Every person that has been involved in the Humboldt scene knows them. The people form KMUD radio. During the entire growing season they give advise on every aspect of the cultivation of cannabis. During harvest when the trimmers come in KMUD talks them through their tedious work. Corry is one of their deejays. For years he ran a weekly comedy show and now hosts a monthly music program. He loves the community spirit that runs through the station. And being a Humboldt local nobody will be surprised that he has some strong opinions on growing marihuana.
,,In the beginning it was just a bunch of people with some stereo equipment who thought. Hey… let’s start a radio station. They started out from some very small cottages in Garberville. Later they bought a decent house and build a studio in there. This station is made by locals for locals. We don’t get any recordings from National Public Radio but instead make everything that’s on the air right here.”
,,Unlike many others I didn’t come to this region to grow cannabis. I didn’t even know that it was so big. Back then it was something that was hidden far away into the woods. Growers were worrying about the police who would come with helicopters and canoes. Now it has changed. People are even growing it in the gardens in front of their house. This is the third year in a row that I’m not growing. And it’s kind of liberating. Growing marihuana can actually be a treadmill. After the harvest everything must be processed and by the time you’re done with that it’s spring again and you have to start seeding for the next season.”
,,I am not a big fan of the legalization. That is basically because it is no legalization at all. It is regulation which means that if you don’t have the right papers it is still illegal. What is going to happen is that other people will come in who will grow on a much bigger scale. The price of marihuana has always been high due to it’s scarcity and that will change. There will be a giant price drop. Bigger places and big business is going to take over.”
Listen to KMUD here.